A Mary Handley Mystery

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Second Street Station Summary

A historical mystery featuring the witty and wily Mary Handley, the first woman detective in Brooklyn, as she tries to prove herself in a man's world while solving a high-profile murder.

Mary Handley is a not your typical late-19th century lady. She's fiery, clever, daring - and she's not about to conform to the gender norms of the day. Not long after being fired from her job at the hat factory for insubordinate behavior, Mary finds herself at the murder scene of Charles Goodrich, the brother of a prominent alderman and former bookkeeper of Thomas Edison. When Mary proves her acumen as a sleuth, she is hired by the Brooklyn police department - as the city's first policewoman - to solve the crime. The top brass of the department expect her to fail, but Mary has other plans. As she delves into the mystery, she finds herself questioning the likes of J. P. Morgan, Thomas Edison, and Nikola Tesla. Mary soon discovers the key to solving the case goes well beyond finding a murderer and depends on her ability to unearth the machinations of the city's most prominent and respected public figures: men who will go to great lengths to protect their secrets.

Much like Mr. Churchill's Secretary and Maisie Dobbs, Second Street Station presents a portrait of a world plunging into modernity through the eyes of a clever female sleuth. Mary Handley is an unforgettable protagonist whose wit, humor, and charm will delight listeners from the very first minute.

©2015 Lawrence H. Levy (P)2015 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Second Street Station

    • A Mary Handley Mystery
    • By: Lawrence H. Levy
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A historical mystery featuring the witty and wily Mary Handley, the first woman detective in Brooklyn, as she tries to prove herself in a man's world while solving a high-profile murder.

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  • Book 2

    • Brooklyn on Fire

    • A Mary Handley Mystery
    • By: Lawrence H. Levy
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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    After closing a case with the Brooklyn Police Department, Mary Handley is determined to become an official detective in her own right. And when Emily Worsham shows up at her new office - convinced her uncle, John Worsham, was murdered and desperate for answers - Mary's second assignment begins.

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  • Book 3

    • Last Stop in Brooklyn

    • A Mary Handley Mystery
    • By: Lawrence H. Levy
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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    It's the summer of 1894, and an infidelity case has brought PI Mary Handley to a far corner of Brooklyn: Coney Island. In the midst of her investigation, Mary is contacted by a convicted man's brother to reopen a murder case. A prostitute was killed by a Jack the Ripper copycat years ago in her New York hotel room, but her true killer was never found. Once again it's up to Mary to make right the city's wrongs. New York City's untouchable head of detectives, Thomas Byrnes, swears he put the right man behind bars, but as Mary digs deeper, she finds corruption.

    Regular price: £26.29