It is 1775, and in the City of New-York there are whispers of revolution … and murder. Young physician John Peter Tonneman has returned to the city from his studies in London and finds his city is a stronghold for Tories but the fires of freedom are lit and ready to explode. Soon he will be forced to choose between the Colonies and the King. After he is appointed to the position of Coroner, Tonneman is handed a series of grisly crimes, seemingly unconnected to politics – the severed heads of red-haired women.
“Part fiction, part fact and wholly entertaining, this historical mystery set in “New-York” on the eve of the Revolutionary War chronicles further adventures of the family Tonneman, introduced in The Dutchman.”
“Meyers presents many surprises in the intertwining of the varied aspects of the plot. Realistic speech, complete with slang, helps to bring the main characters to life. An interesting ‘Footnote’ chapter distinguishes fact from fiction. A creative, enticing change from the routine.”
—School Library Journal
“The prize for most interesting concept has to go to Martin and Annette Meyers, a husband-and-wife writing team who use the joint pen name, Maan Meyers. … these are terrific mysteries.”
—The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle