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The Blackest Bird: A Novel of Murder in Nineteenth-Century New York

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In 1841 New York, High Constable Jacob Hays is charged with solving the city's murders. At the end of a long and distinguished career, Hays' ... Show synopsis

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  • The Blackest Bird: A Novel of Murder in Nineteenth-Century New York (W. W. Norton & Company) – Trade paperback (2008)
    by Joel Rose

    The Blackest Bird: A Novel of Murder in Nineteenth-Century New York

    Trade paperback, W. W. Norton & Company
    2008
    English
    479 pages

    ISBN: 0393330613
    ISBN-13: 9780393330618

    In the sweltering summer of 1841, Mary Rogers, a popular tobacco shop counter girl, is found brutally murdered in the shallows of the Hudson River. John Colt, scion of the firearm fortune, beats his publisher to death with a hatchet. And young Irish gang leader Tommy Coleman is accused of killing his daughter, wife, and her former lover. Charged with solving it all is High Constable Jacob Hays, whose investigation will span a decade, involving gang wars, grave robbers, and clues hidden in poems by the hopeless romantic and ... Show more

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