Brooklyn Secrets: An Erica Donato Mystery

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  • Title: Brooklyn Secrets: An Erica Donato Mystery
  • Author: Triss Stein
  • ISBN: 9781464204104
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Erica Donato, Brooklyn girl, urban history grad student and single mom, is researching the 1930s when Brownsville was the home of the notorious organized criminals the newspapers called Murder Inc She quickly learns that even in rapidly changing Brooklyn, Brownsville remains much as it was It is still poor, it is still tough, and it still breeds fighters and gangs DoingErica Donato, Brooklyn girl, urban history grad student and single mom, is researching the 1930s when Brownsville was the home of the notorious organized criminals the newspapers called Murder Inc She quickly learns that even in rapidly changing Brooklyn, Brownsville remains much as it was It is still poor, it is still tough, and it still breeds fighters and gangs Doing field research, Erica stops in at the landmark local library and meets Savanna, a young woman who is the pride of her mother and her bosses, and headed for an elite college and a future A few days later, Savanna is found beaten and left for dead Her anguished mother is everywhere, insisting someone knows something After a massive, angry demonstration, a young girlfriend of Savanna s is found dead, too Is there a connection Did perfect Savanna have a few secrets Erica s curious But she s focused on the 1930s and has located a few women who are happy to share memories Two are childhood friends who disagree on much but guard secrets, too ones kept for a lifetime Never one to resist looking deeper than her research requires, Erica keeps encountering an apparent derelict white man, a vengeful rejected girlfriend, the role of boxing as a way out of poverty, and fading evidence of long ago crimes.

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    1. This is the first Tess Stein mystery I’ve read and it won’t be the last. I wasn't aware that this was the third book in the series until after I finished this one. I purchased the first book of this series last night. While Erica Donato is doing research on her dissertation for her Urban History Ph.D she finds herself getting more than she bargains for. She’s researching crime back in the 1930’s in the town of Brownsville which was the home of the infamous Murder, Inc. Mobsters. She find [...]

    2. Apparently this was the third in a series, but I couldn't tell it. I didn't even know it until I went to write this review. So, if you haven't read Triss Stein before, like me, this book should be no problem.Erica Donato is writing her dissertation on the 1930's in Brooklyn when Murder's, Inc. ran the show. While researching, she becomes friends with a lovely teenage named Savanna who works at the library in Brooklyn who reminds her of her own. Several days later, Savanna is severely beaten and [...]

    3. This was my first Erica Donato story and it read like a good friend was telling me a story from her life. It was a story that unfolds at a steady pace and you keep reading because you want to know why this happened and how this happened just as if you and a good friend were talking. Erica is working on her disertation when she comes across some information that draws her into another direction besides how the past differs from the present and the social changes on those time periods. As she is r [...]

    4. The pacing and combination of mystery, social justice, history and compassion made this a solid summer read.

    5. First, I would like to express my thanks to Poisoned Pen Press, NetGalley and the author who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.Stein has written a refreshingly good mystery, Brooklyn Secrets, the third in the Erica Donato series. This is my first delve into the Erica Donato series, and I had no idea that it was book three when I began reading. This is not a concern as this book serves well as a stand-alone. Oh, yes, and I will be returning to Triss Stein’s Eric [...]

    6. Erica Donato is juggling many things in her life. She works part time, is working on her dissertation and is the single mother of a teenage daughter. Like many thirty something women in her situation she is casually dating a couple of men, but she honestly has too much going on to look for a serious romance.Her daughter, Chris, is wise and mature beyond her years. She takes school seriously and gives Erica little to worry about. But of course mothers always worry – even when your daughter is a [...]

    7. I have a particular fondness for mysteries which mix history into their story, especially when it is done seamlessly and made an integral part of the plot. History in this series is a given since the main character is writing a dissertation for her history degree. In this book she is researching the colourful past of Brownsville when she is drawn into a modern day crime. The two world of past and present Brownsville entwine and pull her deeper into the case of one girl beaten and another murdere [...]

    8. I would like to thank NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press for giving me the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest and open review.It was only after I finished this book that I realised it was the third in the series. I will certainly be reading the previous 2 books.This novel combines 2 of my favourite subjects, history and mystery. I studied American History at University and was fascinated by the topic.There are twists and turns throughout the story. It kept me turning the pages as I [...]

    9. Same researcher, same doctoral work as occurs in MURDER AT THE BEACH. This time a different murder and a beating near to death of another teen--both scaring Erica to look out for her 15-year-old daughter who seems more grown-up than her mother at times. Then there's Joe--a real boyfriend or just a pretend one? Erica tires to nail down details for a chapter on crime in Brownsville for her doctoral thesis. She digs deeper into current bad behavior that eventually leads her to answers to questions [...]

    10. From the publisher: Erica Donato, Brooklyn girl, urban history grad student, and single mom, is researching the 1930s when Brownsville was the homeof the notorious organized criminals the newspapers called Murder Inc. She quickly learns that even in rapidly changing Brooklyn, Brownsville remains much as it was. It is still poor, it is stil tough,and it still breeds fighters and gangs. Doing field research, Erica stops in at the landmark local library and meets Savanna, a young woman who is the p [...]

    11. FAILED TO GRAB BY ATTENTION, QUITE LABOUREDWhile researching the tough Brownsville neighborhood of the 1930s at the local library, Erica meets bright high school senior Savanna Lafayette. When Savanna is found badly beaten a few days later, Erica realizes that she knew Savanna’s mother, Zora, when they were classmates at Brooklyn College and offers to help. Erica and Zora soon must deal with the death of one of Savanna’s young friends. Meanwhile, in the course of Erica’s research into Brow [...]

    12. Erica Donato is an urban history graduate student, balancing the completion of her dissertation with being a single mom. Her research focuses on 1930s Brownsville, during a period of time when the area was heavy with organized crime. A stop at a library in the area leads Erica to meet a teenager named Savanna, a young woman with a bright future ahead of her. But when Savanna is attacked, Erica wonders if there might be a connection to some young men who accosted her one day when she was leaving [...]

    13. I have been really lucky in my choices of books I have read so far in January of 2016. Including Brooklyn Secrets. Triss Stein has kept up her terrific work in this third book of her series. If you are looking for a fast fast-paced mystery--this isn't it. This is a remarkable look at Brooklyn, at it's history and how the author sees it now. I felt like I was invited to visit, and was viewing it through her (Triss Stein's) eyes. I could actually touch, smell and see Brooklyn.Erica Donato is a won [...]

    14. What a compelling story! The intensity builds as the story progresses. As a girl from Brooklyn I enjoyed the local history. Loved the research, the library and the archives! Triss, You Go Girl!!!

    15. Brooklyn Secrets: An Erica Donato Mystery is about who else, Erica Donato. A PhD. student, mother and an amateur sleuth. Brooklyn Secrets is about her research on crime in Brownsville. This search takes her into the seedier sides of Brownsville, with close encounters with people that you don't want to come in contact with. This is also the story of a girl, Savannah, who is brutally attacked and another little girl Deandrea who is killed and the search for who committed these terrible acts. I fou [...]

    16. This was my first book in the Erica Donato Mystery series. I had no problem with following the story, not having read the previous installments. I found this a well-written series where the main character of Erica is a widowed mom of a teenaged daughter who has gone back to college working on her masters in history and she works at a museum. That make her a curious person and she stumbles upon the mystery at the center of the story as she works on her dissertation. The main characters are nicely [...]

    17. I've read the others in this well done series but I don't think you need to appreciate this latest! Stein does a very good job of matching up problems in old and new Brownsville. You'll get a nice bit of New York history with your mystery. I particularly liked the characters, especially Lil. The mystery/plot itself, however, was a bit predictable, although this did not keep me from enjoying the book. THanks NETGALLEY!

    18. [library audiobook, plot summary elsewhere.]Disclosure, I'm a Brooklyn native and a CUNY faculty. So this story centers on a Brooklyn College graduate, CUNY grad center PhD candidate with family from Brownsville, writing her dissertation. Plus some memorable '40's women intellectuals living in a nursing home narrating the old days. No deductions, read the rest of the series!

    19. Nicely written crime novel combining stories of Brownsville Brooklyn now and in its past illustrating the idea that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

    20. Well-written. Read the print copy about this academic with a daughter. Look forward to reading the rest of the series.

    21. I really tried to love this book, but I just couldn't. It seemed very long and drawn out to me. I had to force myself to finish it.

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