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Triss Stein Triss Stein

The Erica Donato Mysteries

Brooklyn Bones
Brooklyn Graves
Brooklyn Secrets
Brooklyn Wars

Praise for the Series


"Stein's sure hand weaves history and mystery together for a colorful tale of love, loss, greed, and murder."
   —Publishers Weekly

"Local interest and well-written dialogue keep the pages turning."
   —Booklist

"I'm a huge Erica Donato fan and Brooklyn Wars does not disappoint. It's a treat to comb through long-lost diaries, sit over coffee and biscotti with neighbour ladies and delve into another corner of Brooklyn's rich history. Stein layers the lies and swirls the secrets and the answer is hidden in plain sight all along. Great stuff!"
   —Catriona McPherson, multi-award-winning author of Quiet Neighbors and the Dandy Gilver series

"Triss Stein's Erica Donato series contains my favorite brew of mystery ingredients: a strong sense of place, history and character. Brooklyn, the symbol of all things both modern and retro, again anchors this fourth installment. As historian Erica investigates another murder, the former heyday of the Brooklyn Navy Yard will be revisited, proving that the past never really dies."
   —Naomi Hirahara, Edgar Award-winning author of Hiroshima Boy

"A mother, a daughter, a dead body. Family lore, politics, and history combine in a high-stakes story as historian Erica Donato investigates murder, Brooklyn-style. In Brooklyn Wars, Triss Stein again brings her slice of New York, past and present, to vivid life."
   —James Benn, author of the acclaimed Billy Boyle World War II series

"Scratch the surface of Brooklyn and you find the past, as Triss Stein shows in her compelling story."
   —Sheila Connolly, author of the Relatively Dead, Orchard and Country Cork mystery series

"One of Stein's strengths as a writer is the way she evokes the past so that it becomes just as important as the present, as Erica learns again that the past is never past, and sometimes leads to murder."
   —Sarah R. Shaber, Award-winning author of the Louise Pearlie WWII mysteries

"Strong, well-developed characters and in-depth descriptions of Brooklyn are part of the scenery and make the story come to life."
   —BellaOnline

"Brooklyn Secrets is a fast-paced novel filled with spine-tingling suspense page after page. Like your favorite cup of coffee, it is the perfect blend deliciously smooth with a kick of caffeine to keep you reading just one more chapter."
   —Laura Hartman Writeknit

"The story was so strong that it kept me up reading late into the night."
   —Reviewing the Evidence