Erin Lindsey, Rose has joined a special branch of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency dealing with paranormal activities. Not everyone is thrilled to have her on board. (A Golden Grave will be released on September 17 by Minotaur Books.)
When young upstart Theodore Roosevelt is unexpectedly nominated for mayor of New York City at a Republican convention, Rose discovers six delegates were murdered at the convention. Worse yet, the police have no idea how they died. There was no trace of violence or illness on the bodies.
What worries Rose is that the next target could be Roosevelt himself. Not one to back down in a crisis, Roosevelt refuses to reduce his campaign events and makes it difficult for the Pinkertons to protect him.
Hunting down a killer with powers she and her partner Thomas Wilshire have never encountered before leads to the brownstones of the rich and powerful, into the Bowery saloons and to a gala campaign dinner. On the way, they seek help from Nikolai Tesla, the mad electrical genius; Samuel Clemens; and the Statue of Liberty.
Rose is struggling with her new role; not two years ago she was a maid in the Wilshire household,. Now she is attending formal dinners with the richest of the rich. Not comfortable in either the society world or the Five Points world, Rose also struggles with her growing feelings for Thomas. She's concerned they will interfere with the job she is growing to love.
If you want to know how Samuel Clemens, Nikolai Tesla and the new Statue of Liberty figure into the solution of the mystery, you'll have to read A Golden Grave. An excellent addition to the Rose Gallagher mysteries.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.