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City in Shadow (Hidden Manhattan Mysteries) Hardcover – November 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Hidden Manhattan Mysteries
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers (November 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0727869213
  • ISBN-13: 978-0727869210
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,275,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

In Marshall's absorbing fourth Hidden Manhattan mystery (after March 2010's Dark Alley), sanitation garage supervisor Anna Winthrop is looking forward to a long visit from second cousin Patti Fairchild, a recent Cincinnati high school grad not yet interested in college. Meanwhile, Nettie Clouchet, Anna's nervous upstairs neighbor and "ghost blogger" journo, is researching Anna for her proposed book on New York City women of achievement. Soon after Anna sells a roll-top desk to Ukrainian Grigori Sidorov to make room for Patti, a striking young woman who was waiting in Grigori's truck outside Anna's apartment building drops a note on the sidewalk reading "help me," then hops in a cab. Anna and her boyfriend, NYPD officer Santos Reyes, can't ignore this distress message--and neither can Nettie. The suspense mounts as Anna seeks the elusive young woman in this fresh if sometimes sad tale of human trafficking with a goofy Stepford Wives twist. (Nov.) (c)
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When Grigori picks up a desk that Anna Winthrop is selling, Anna sees a beautiful young woman in his truck. Later Anna finds the girl has dropped a piece of paper that says “Help Me” on it. When Anna sees this young woman, Eva, later at dinner with a prominent doctor, she tries to intervene to help her but is stopped by restaurant staff. When Eva’s body is pulled from the Hudson River, Anna, along with her police-officer boyfriend, becomes even more determined to find out what happened. Meanwhile, in the Ukraine, Irena goes undercover and allows herself to be abducted in order to find her sister, who has come to the U.S. for a job but has since disappeared. Anna and Irena ultimately stop a horrifying enterprise that involves bringing beautiful young women to the U.S. to sell to the highest bidder. Fast pacing, effective plot twists, sympathetic characters, and multiple points of view combine for a compelling story. --Sue O'Brien

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Evan Marshall is an internationally recognized expert on fiction writing and author of the "Hidden Manhattan" and "Jane Stuart and Winky" mystery series. A former book editor, for 27 years he has been a leading literary agent specializing in fiction. His Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software, written with Martha Jewett, is an adaptation of his bestselling Marshall Plan® series and is now available for both Windows and Mac.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deb on August 31, 2010
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I've read all of Evan's books.. each one is better than the last. City in Shadow is no exception... it keeps you guessing until the very last moment.. and just when you think you've figured it all out... you don't ! ... always keeps you guessing... and keeps you up late wanting to finish it! I love this entire series of books! EXCELLENT!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Kinchen on September 25, 2010
Format: Hardcover
'City in Shadow' Delivers Quirky, Rapid-Fire Big Apple Mystery Entertainment

Evan Marshall's "City in Shadow" (Severn House Publishers, 192 pages, $27.95), the latest in his Hidden Manhattan Mystery series, features an amateur detective with the probably the most unusual day job in fiction, Anna Winthrop, a Department of Sanitation supervisor.

Anna's the daughter of a billionaire Connecticut businessman who's appalled at her choice of careers, especially since her siblings are a lawyer, a doctor and a stockbroker. Anna was a debutante who gave it all up to join the Sanitation Department on an entry-level basis -- although the reader can suspend disbelief long enough to realize that few garbage collectors have the financial resources to call in sick and fly down to Florida, as Anna does in "City in Shadow."

The latest in a series ("Death Is Disposable," "Evil Justice," "Dark Alley," ) that gets its name from Marshall's placing his characters in a relatively unknown, unusual architectural treasure in Manhattan, "City In Shadow" includes a number of plots and subplots in a relatively short book. The main plot has Anna investigating a sex trafficking ring that comes to her attention when a frightened woman in a pickup truck leaves a note reading "HELP ME" outside Anna's Hell's Kitchen apartment on W. 43rd Street between Ninth and Tenth avenues.

The truck is there to convey an antique desk Anna has sold to two Slavic looking men and their passenger -- a beautiful Eastern European women being taken to Little Odessa, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Anna's upstairs neighbor Nettie Clouchet, a free-lance journalist and blogger, knows Ukrainian because of her ex-boyfriend, Eddie Pushkar, a Ukrainian-American cop.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mystery lover on September 26, 2010
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every one of evan marshall's books are amazing, and this one is no different. he keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering where all the turns will take you. just when you think you have figured out what's next....you find another twist. the hidden manhatten series keeps you up til the wee hours of the morning. you just HAVE to know whodunit! and when you do...you wish the next adventure was already here. don't miss this series by evan marshall....they are wonderful reading!!!!!
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