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Review: The details are what fascinate, including the ingenious plot. Such a roller coaster ride with depth and fabulous characters.

April 1861.

New York City. Civil War has just broken out. Kate Warne, first female detective and a Pinkerton, returns to find that her beloved sister, Saskia, has gone missing.

Where to turn?

Who to suspect?

Danger surrounds Kate.

Secessionists’ fury has followed her since she thwarted their recent attempt to assassinate Lincoln in Baltimore. New York City is also a powder keg, with most elites and even the city’s mayor violently pro-South.

Or could Kate’s possibly pro-South relatives have anything to do with Saskie’s disappearance?

Buck Hackett, a fellow Pinkerton, teams up to help but also yearns for Kate.

She resists loving him, fearing more heartache after the loss of her husband. Instead, she and her frequent partner Hattie Lawton – whose family Pinkerton helped escape to Canada via the Underground Railroad – plunge headlong into the dangers of 1861 NYC:

from the theater scene to scenes of squalor and vast wealth – then through the raging opium epidemic and the secret tunnels of Chinatown.

To find her sister Kate braves every danger, knowing that every second counts.

J.A. Schneider

Meet J.A. Schneider:

Joyce Schneider is a former writer at Newsweek. She has studied at the Sorbonne, been an exchange student in the Soviet Union (where she plans to return never), and is the author of multiple suspense thrillers.

She loves reading, movies, gardening, and lives with her family in Connecticut.

On Goodreads are details about Joyce’s getting arrested in the Soviet Union for “spreading anti-Soviet propaganda.” She was caught with friends laughing at their pea-green-colored drinking water. “That was the offense, four of us arrested. Let go after a day, guess they decided we weren’t worth an international incident.”

Then weeks later she landed in a Soviet hospital because she fell down a ravine during a student hike in the Caucasus mountains near Sochi. Fun times, wouldn’t recommend. 🙂

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Praise for Kate Warne’s Sister Is Missing:

“Explosive and brilliant. Sweeps you along like a torrent headed for Niagara. So full of what I’d never known, starting with the astonishing Kate Warne. And that ending! The last few lines made me burst into tears, but happy tears. This is a fabulous thriller. Don’t miss it.” Crime Book Club

“BEST BOOK EVER!! It’s been forever since a book had my heart racing like this. So fast were the thrills that I’m going to re-read it. The details are what fascinate, including the ingenious plot. Such a roller coaster ride with depth and fabulous characters.” Alice Liddell Reviews

“Romance too in this, a bonus to the amazing read that had me spellbound. Another bonus is the intense you are there feeling – and in 1861 New York City! The surprise is the city’s nasty role when war broke out. This thriller is a stunner. Five stars!” The Fiction Cafe

A full on, fast paced page turner. Historical thrillers are not my usual go to reads, but this is an adrenaline-blaster J.A. Schneider so of course I was going to read it. I’m still stunned. Loved it, loved it. Goodreads 

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