Ellen Horan Scarsdale '74, releases riveting novel: 31 Bond Street.
31 Bond Street is a riveting first novel that draws its inspiration from a famous nineteenth-century murder case. When the brutally stabbed and nearly decapitated body of a society dentist is found in his townhouse in lower Manhattan, the identity of the killer becomes a question that consumes national interest in the days preceding the Civil War. All the evidence implicates his elegant and mysterious lodger and housekeeper, Emma Cunningham, but the story develops many complex twists, drawing in and reflecting the tensions of the age. Set against the gaudy and dramatic backdrop of pre–Civil War New York, Ellen Horan’s novel is a tour de force: thrilling, packed with historical insight, and absolutely impossible to put down.