A Deadly Fortune: A Novel

A Deadly Fortune: A Novel

A historical mystery in the vein of The Alienist, in which a young woman in Gilded Age New York must use a special talent to unravel a deadly conspiracy.

Amelia Matthew has done the all-but-impossible, especially for an orphan in Gilded Age New York City. Along with her foster brother Jonas, she has parleyed her modest psychic talent into a safe and comfortable life. But safety and comfort vanish when a head injury leaves Amelia with a dramatically-expanded gift. After she publicly channels an angry spirit, she finds herself imprisoned in the notorious insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island. As Jonas searches for a way to free her, Amelia struggles to control her disturbing new abilities and survive a place where cruelty and despair threaten her sanity.

Andrew Cavanaugh is familiar with despair. In the wake of a devastating loss, he abandons a promising medical career—and his place in Philadelphia society—to devote himself to the study and treatment of mental disease. Miss Amelia Matthew is just another patient—until she channels a spirit in front of him and proves her gift is real.

When a distraught mother comes to Andrew searching for her missing daughter—a daughter she believes is being hidden at the asylum—he turns to Amelia. Together, they uncover evidence of a deadly conspiracy, and then it’s no longer just Amelia’s sanity and freedom at stake. Amelia must master her gift and use it to catch a killer—or risk becoming the next victim.

Title:A Deadly Fortune: A Novel
ISBN:9781643136301
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    A Deadly Fortune: A Novel Reviews

  • Stacie Murphy

    I mean, I wrote it, so yeah, I like it. Most of the time...

  • Amy Bruno

    A debut novel? Are you kidding me? Stacie Murphy just graced us readers with one hell of a novel and I loved every minute of it! Once I started the book I did not and could not put it down. I mean.......

  • Elizabeth

    I devoured this book. Loved the feminist undertones and the characters, and I was instantly drawn into the world the author created and couldn't wait to find out what happened next. ...

  • Rajiv

    [Blog]::[Youtube]::[Twitter]::[Instagram]::[Pinterest]::[Bloglovin] “A Deadly Fortune” is a gripping thriller that had me at the edge of my seat for its entirety, and I loved it!I finished this ...

  • Stephanie

    After a head injury Amelia Matthew's minimal psychic ability manifests into being able to see the dead as well as see a person's possible future death upon contact with them.  Before Amelia can figu...

  • The Lit Bitch

    This was a book I was really looking forward to. I loved The Alienist and this book was recommended for fans of that book so I was eager to check this one out. The Alienist was probably one of the mor...

  • Jenna

    This was different. While a psychic mystery has been done, setting it as a historical was a clever spin on the usual trope.It started off strong but then got wordy/long-winded & i skim read until it s...

  • Gary Holtzman

    I have to admit, while I was looking forward to reading this book, I was a bit nervous because generally I like my Gilded Age reading to involve a twirl around Mrs. Astor's ballroom with Mr. McAlliste...

  • Frankie (Chicks, Rogues and Scandals)

    A Deadly Fortune is a marvellous debut novel, Stacie Murphy has stormed into historical fiction world with a real bang, she has brought a fresh and new feel to this genre and I can’t wait to see wha...

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    ❀ღ✿•*`Gwendalyn’s Books ¨`*•✿ღ❀A historical mystery in the vein of The Alienist, in which a young woman in Gilded Age New York must use a special talent to unravel a deadly conspira...