The Orphanmaster

The Orphanmaster

Book - 2012
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It is 1663 in the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now present-day southern Manhattan. Orphan children are going missing, and among those looking into the mysterious state of affairs are a quick-witted twenty-two-year-old trader, Blandine van Couvering, herself an orphan, and a dashing British spy named Edward Drummond. --From dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012
ISBN: 9780670023646
0670023647
Branch Call Number: M ZIMMERM JEAN
Characteristics: 418 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Orphan master

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May 05, 2017

I agree with the comment below. Forget this one. The book is really a lost opportunity though, because the historical detail about life in New Amsterdam is fascinating and realistic, and the main characters (the good ones!) are people you care about immediately. It is just the depraved plot that is sick and unnecessary. I read a lot of murder mysteries, but who needs this one.

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cemetery613
Jan 02, 2016

Forget this one! You can get better historical fiction about that period in time. This pursues depraved serial murder at a repulsive level.

SchipperkeMad Feb 17, 2014

This novel effectively evokes life in the early days of Manhattan. Little details such as how Broadway got its name adds historical interest, a reflection on the author's background. However, at times I found these historical points, presented in a more academic style, hindered the flow of the story. Still, the book is still worth reading for anyone interested in what life was like in the New World during the late 17th-century.

eya Jul 15, 2012

A thoroughly enjoyable read!! Enough blend of history with good story telling. The reader relates to the characters from the beginnng.

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SchipperkeMad Feb 17, 2014

SchipperkeMad thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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