Brooklyn Graves: An Erica Donato Mystery
Poisoned Pen, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
brutally murdered family man kicks off this intriguing mystery. Series protagonist Erica Donato is an art history grad student. She discovers a wealth of letters written home by a Tiffany worker over a hundred years ago.
rica works at a history museum in Brooklyn and is, at the moment, in the throes of trying to do her own work; read these very charming letters to gain the personal history that must be contained in them; and fulfil the demands of an arrogant expert visiting the museum, with orders to follow the visitor's wishes.
hile trying to take him to see a mausoleum's large and very old Tiffany windows, she is thwarted by being turned back. Something is going on. But what?
he background of this mystery is a book in itself. The history of the old cemetery reveals a way of life of a bygone era. Then compare that with the everyday life of modern Brooklyn. Fascinating.
he way that yesterday's lives interact with today's makes for some really interesting reading. I truly enjoyed the reading of the hundred year-old letters. Oh, yeah, the mystery ain't bad, either.
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