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Bethany House, Apr 2004, 12.99
ISBN: 1556615728

In 1869 Dr. Cheney Duvall Irons-Winslow and her husband Shiloh Winslow return home to New York City to begin their respective jobs. Cheney is a senior partner practicing medicine at St. Luke the Physician Private Hospital and Dispensary while Shiloh returns to his managerial position at Winslow Brothers Shipping.
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Although Phineas Jauncy unsuccessfully tries to rob Shiloh who then hires him as a gentleman's gentleman the excitement resides with Cheney's work at the hospital. In spite of running a top rate operation (no pun intended) that is above the accepted standard, deaths are suddenly plaguing the hospital. Shiloh and Cheney wonder whether a serial killer or a negligent medical practitioner is murdering the patients, but which one and why? While praying to God for guidance, Cheney with the help of Shiloh and a close friend from the police begin investigation the human caused tragedies.

THE MOON BY NIGHT (the sequel to WHERE TWO SEAS MET) is an exhilarating inspirational historical thriller that brings to life post Civil War Manhattan through a fine cast of characters. The story line is very exciting just to follow the medical activities that showcase what is available and known in 1869 including how easy deaths of patients can occur. Cheney is a terrific female lead while Shiloh plays more of a support role for much of the tale to his dynamic spouse who in some ways seems more like a modern day woman.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Murder of certain profession?    -   doctors/patients Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Any non-mystery subplot?    -   religion Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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