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I read it when it first came out and just finished it for the second time.
The story is a marvelous blend of fact and fiction and is a must read for anyone who loves Boston, history, and mystery.
William Martin writes enduring stories with enduring characters while ably illuminating the history of the times.
Back Bay was my first William Martin novel and is still one of my all time favorites! Taut, tighly woven, this tapestry of Boston has, like all of Martin's novels, a magical 3rd... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Heather Bull
For me,there is something magical about going back and rereading the first novel by a writer I admire. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christopher Keane
I am not a fan of books that go back and forth in time and this book does just that.
It does give the reader a good history of how the Back Bay was formed. Read more
This is a well written informative book with lots of history and the side detective plot which brings it into current era.
As always, William Martin is an enjoyable read
I am constantly looking for an author or series to try, and I found this series of books by William Martin about the Boston area, so decided to try the first. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kim Erskine
Great book with plot, historical interest, action, and suspense. Vivid characters engaged in a search for baried treasure, revenge and power.Published 4 months ago by Thomas S Mellor
The conclusion was disappointing given the lead up to it in the rest of the novel. It was almost like the author decided he was tired writing and threw something together to end... Read morePublished 5 months ago by James Duffy