A Review of A GOLDEN GRAVE by Erin Lindsey


A GOLDEN GRAVE by Erin Lindsey is the second novel in the Rose Gallagher series. The series is set in the late 1800s New York City. The novel will be published on September 17th 2019 by Minotaur Books.

 Former housemaid, Rose Gallagher, is now a full-fledged agent with a special branch of the Pinkerton Agency that investigates the paranormal. Rose has just about completed her training when she is drawn into a case investigating the mysterious deaths of six delegates at a New York City political convention. New York City mayor and one of the Republican candidates for  presidency, Theodore Roosevelt, may be the killer’s next target, and it is up to Rose and her partner, Thomas Wiltshire, to protect the mayor and track down a killer who seems to have paranormal abilities.   

 A GOLDEN GRAVE is a historical mystery with a paranormal twist. Rose Gallagher has the ability to sense shades (AKA ghosts), and she works with many other people who have similar supernatural talents. Many of these talents are known as “luck”, and can be anything from photographic memory to reading minds. Sometimes I found the “lucky” characters to be a bit too unbelievable, but it worked with the paranormal aspects of the story. Overall, A GOLDEN GRAVE is a very interesting and entertaining novel. Lindsey brings late 1800s New York City to life, and she includes multiple historical figures such as Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and Nikola Telsa. Rose’s character has also nicely grown and eveloved since the opening of MURDER ON MILLIONAIRE’S ROW. I’m looking forward to Rose’s and Thomas’s next adventure(s).

 Thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for the ARC.