Fallen Women

Fallen Women

Book - 2013
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From the ballrooms and mansions of Denver's newly wealthy, to the seamy life of desperate women, Fallen Women illuminates the darkest places of the human heart.

It is the spring of 1885 and wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen has been estranged from her younger sister, Lillie, for a year when she gets word from her aunt and uncle that Lillie has died suddenly in Denver. What they do not tell her is that Lillie had become a prostitute and was brutally murdered in the brothel where she had been living. When Beret discovers the sordid truth of Lillie's death, she makes her way to Denver, determined to find her sister's murderer. Detective MickMcCauley may not want her involved in the case, but Beret is determined, and the investigation soon takes her from the dangerous, seedy underworld of Denver's tenderloin to the highest levels of Denver society. Along the way, Beret not only learns the depths of Lillie's depravity, but also exposes the sinister side of Gilded Age ambition in the process.

Sandra Dallas once again delivers a page-turner filled with mystery, intrigue, and the kind of intricate detail that truly transports you to another time and place.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2013
ISBN: 9781250030931
Branch Call Number: DAL
Characteristics: 344 p. ;,22 cm


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GillyGal Oct 21, 2017

I always look forward to reading a Sandra Dallas book. As Beret investigates the murder of her sister, we learn about Denver in the 1880's, society snobs, drug dealings and family dynamics. I found the mystery intriguing. Well done!

Mar 20, 2014

Great story telling. Usually not a mystery reader but Sandra Dallas is an awesome writer with believable characters. PUTTING MORE OF HER BOOKS ON HOLD NOW!

LaughingOne Dec 29, 2013

Another excellent novel from Sandra Dallas. She finds something interesting historically, usually related to women, and develops a strong story that is compelling to me the reader. As I have lived in Denver, I found this on especially interesting. Beret is someone I would have liked to have known.

Dec 05, 2013

Sandra Dallas is the best of the writers of this genre of historical fiction. Right from The Persian Pickle Club and The Quilt That Walked to Golden, I have enjoyed her writing. Fallen Women lived up to my expectations.It is an insightful view of the life and times.

paulette4317 Oct 30, 2013

I've always like this author and she really comes through again with an outstanding story. Great read; couldn't put it down.

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