A historical fiction, murder mystery by a good author is a combination that can't be beat. This one grabbed me right away. It is the story of a young woman from a wealthy, prestigious New York family circa 1890, whose father is discovered dead by his own hand, or so it seems. She soon discovers he was murdered and sets out to find the killer and, in the process, finds much more disturbing facts. Sometimes a bit predictable, but still a great read.