A richly textured and atmospheric portrait of the birth of New York - a city raging with bloodshed and duplicity-and a thrilling murder mystery Based on a murder unsolved to this day, The Blackest Bird is set in the sweltering New York City summer of 1841, when the beautiful `Segar Girl' Mary Rogers was brutally murdered. 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, his wife, and his wife's former lover. ...

The Blackest Bird 2008, Anchor Canada

ISBN-13: 9780385662406

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Blackest Bird 2007, Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781847670014

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Blackest Bird 2007, Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781841959214

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The Blackest Bird 2007, Doubleday Canada

ISBN-13: 9780385662390

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