Hello Old Spirituals readers,

I’m very excited to share that my second book, Cold Heart, will be published on December 3 of this year! It’s an incredible true story about a murder that took place in Buffalo, NY in 1903. The victim and those close to him were fantastically wealthy but they were also plagued with scandal for years before the murder occurred.

You’re the first to see the plot synopsis from the back cover. Scroll down a little further to see a picture of the victim and his estranged wife.

1903, Buffalo, New York. Ed Burdick, a wealthy manufacturer known for his kindness and generosity, and his wife Alice had a life few could imagine. The couple had three beautiful daughters, and they were fixtures in the elite Elmwood Avenue set. Despite rumors of trouble in the Burdick marriage, few believed it until Ed ordered his wife out of their home and filed for divorce. The whispers about their separation abruptly ended when Ed Burdick was brutally murdered in his den while his family slept upstairs. The police found a mosaic of conflicting clues at the crime scene. The investigation uncovered shocking information about the Buffalo tycoon’s life, and no shortage of suspects with a motive for murder.

The murder of Ed Burdick is the true story of the great unsolved mystery of turn of the century Buffalo and a terrible wrong that was never put right.

 

Ed and Alice Burdick, circa 1902

 

Big thank you to everyone who has read The Poisoned Glass and written a review on Amazon or GoodReads. It’s hard to overestimate how important Amazon reviews are to a book’s success. I really appreciate all the positive comments and 5-star ratings! Check out the Amazon ratings and comments .

If you haven’t yet read the book, there’s still time to enter and win a copy! The GoodReads eBook giveaway of The Poisoned Glass ends tomorrow, March 30 at midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST). After the contest ends, winners will receive their copies.

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The Poisoned Glass is non-fiction.

At the dawn of the 20th century, the social unrest in Paterson, New Jersey was palpable. Thousands of Dutch and Italian immigrants flocked to the city, hoping for a job in Paterson’s famous silk mills. The burgeoning population ushered women into the workplace, grew suffragist sympathies, and produced an anarchist movement.

In this charged environment, Jennie Bosschieter, a 17-year-old Dutch immigrant and mill worker, was murdered. Sorrow turned to shock when four wealthy, influential citizens were accused of killing her. The resulting criminal trial held the city – and eventually the nation – transfixed.

Very excited to share that GoodReads is going to host an eBook giveaway contest of my book, The Poisoned Glass.

Before I give you the details, I want to thank everyone who has written a review for the book. It’s hard to overestimate how important Amazon reviews are to a book’s success. I really appreciate all the positive comments and 5-star ratings! Check out the Amazon ratings and comments here.

 

Details of the GoodReads eBook giveaway

GoodReads is running a promotional giveaway of the eBook, beginning today! The contest runs from March 01 – March 30. After the contest ends, winners will receive their copies.

Enter Giveaway

 

The Poisoned Glass is non-fiction.

At the dawn of the 20th century, the social unrest in Paterson, New Jersey was palpable. Thousands of Dutch and Italian immigrants flocked to the city, hoping for a job in Paterson’s famous silk mills. The burgeoning population ushered women into the workplace, grew suffragist sympathies, and produced an anarchist movement.

In this charged environment, Jennie Bosschieter, a 17-year-old Dutch immigrant and mill worker, was murdered. Sorrow turned to shock when four wealthy, influential citizens were accused of killing her. The resulting criminal trial held the city – and eventually the nation – transfixed.