A Deadly Gilded Free Fall

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A Deadly Gilded Free Fall


By Cecelia Tichi

Toxic medicine, a fanatic Chicago detective, and a fatal plunge down a steep staircase embroil Val and Roddy DeVere in a dangerous quest for facts in 1899. Roddy’s fledgling business teeters as his partner begs him to free him from a detective’s “witch hunt.” The question: was the partner’s wife’s fatal free fall an accident? Or was it murder? 

Cecelia Tichi is an American academic and author. She is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English and American Studies at Vanderbilt University, the former president of the American Studies Association, and the winner of the Jay B. Hubbell Medal for lifetime achievement in American literature. Tichi has authored five mystery novels and several fiction and non-fiction books based on American popular culture and social history.  

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