These Shallow Graves

11 CDs. 13:32 hrs. Listening Library. 2015. $60. ISBN 9781101916261. digital download.
Gr 9 Up—Donnelly's latest historical fiction title is set in Manhattan during the Gilded Age. Josephine "Jo" Montfort's future has been planned for her, but she abandons her arranged marriage when her father dies, and begins to investigate what she sees as her father's suspicious death, embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Through the assistance of a handsome reporter and a young medical student, Jo unearths secrets about Montfort shipping and the truth behind her father's death. This plot-driven mystery with a dash of romance is well read by Kim Budds.
VERDICT Fans of historical fiction and Donnelly's previous works will enjoy. ["A beautifully written mystery that will appeal to a variety of readers": SLJ 8/15 review of the Delacorte book.]

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