Cover reveal: The Ghost of Madison Avenue

The Ghost of Madison Avenue
by Nancy Bilyeau

Publication Date: December 13, 2019
eBook, 108 pages

Genre: Historical Mystery

 

 

Christmas Ghost Story in Old New York

In this compelling and poignant story, bestselling author Nancy Bilyeau takes readers to New York City’s Morgan Library in December 1912, when two very different people haunted by lost love come together in an unexpected way.

Helen O’Neill, part of a tight-knit Irish-American family in the Bronx, is only too happy to report to work at the spectacular private library built on Madison Avenue by millionaire financier J. P. Morgan. The head librarian, the brilliant and beautiful Belle da Costa Greene, had hired Helen away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art after she witnessed Helen’s unusual talent with handling artifacts.

Helen soon discovers the Morgan Library is a place like no other, with its secret staircases, magical manuscripts, and mysterious murals. But that’s nothing compared to a person who Helen alone can see: a young woman standing on Madison Avenue, looking as if she were keeping watch. In learning the woman’s true link to the Morgan, Helen must face the pain of her own past. And as she struggles to discover the truth behind these appearances, she finds herself with a second chance at happiness for herself on Christmas Eve—if she has the courage.

From the author of The Blue, the Joanna Stafford trilogy, and the soon-to-be published Dreamland, set in 1911 Coney Island, comes The Ghost of Madison Avenue, a novella both thrilling and moving.

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Praise for Nancy Bilyeau

‘Nancy Bilyeau’s passion for history infuses her books’ – Alison Weir

On Dreamland

‘Beautifully written and impeccably researched, Dreamland is a rollicking ride.’ – Fiona Davis, author of The Chelsea Girls

‘A marvelous book!’ – Ellen Marie Wiseman, author of What she Left Behind

On The Blue

‘Definitely a winner!’ – Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network

On the Joanna Stafford Trilogy

‘All the ingredients of the best historical fiction … will satisfy even the most ardent mystery fans.’ – Deborah Harkness, author of A Discovery of Witches

About the Author

Nancy Bilyeau is a historical novelist and magazine editor based in New York. She wrote the Joanna Stafford trilogy, a trio of thrillers set in Henry VIII’s England, for Simon & Schuster. Her fourth novel is The Blue, an 18th-century thriller revolving around the art and porcelain world. Her next novel is Dreamland, set in Coney Island of 1911, to be published by Endeavour Quill on January 16, 2020. A former staff editor at Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and InStyle, Nancy is currently the deputy editor at the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College and contributes to Town & Country, CrimeReads, and Mystery Scene magazine.

To learn more, go to www.nancybilyeau.com. You can follow Nancy on Facebook, Twitter, BookBub, and Goodreads.

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Mailbox Monday December 26

 

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 BOOK RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

the-great-and-the-good
to be released on January 10,
by Gallic Books
Received from the publisher

Arthur Morgan travels to New York in the 1950s. He encounters gilded youth, the rich and eccentric, and is invited to the White House. He succeeds in meeting the great and the good. But the repercussions of unfulfilled desires and love will resurface long after Arthur has returned to France.

Michel Déon, 97, is a very famous French author. I believe I actually only read one book by him, decades ago, so it will be interesting to reconnect, through an English translation.

 

WHAT GOOD BOOK
HAVE YOU RECEIVED?

Literary Blog Hop Giveaway

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So excited to be part of the Literary Blog Hop again!

I have 4 great historical novels  to offer you.
Depending on the number of participants, I may choose 1 or 2 winners, so spread the word!
NB: the blog Hop goes from June 21-25, but I will probably not be able to pick a winner before June 30.

Please click on the book cover to know more about them:

Meadowlark The Third Son

1. Meadowlark, by Dawn Wink – paperback, brand new condition, signed by the author to my name
2. The Third Son, by Julie Wu – paperback, ARC, brand new condition

Nine Fold Heaven  Age of Desire

3. The Nine Fold Heaven, by Mingmei Yip – paperback, ARC, brand new condition
4. Age of Desire, by Jennie Fields – paperback, brand new condition

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