Concession Street Secrets

April 18, 2019|
Concession Street Secrets by Ralph F. Smith
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The year 1868 and it is a tough time to be intersex-and in love. Eliza Malkins, a printer at the Kingston British Whig newspaper, is secretly in love with reporter Alex O'Shea. Although they are best friends with a shared passion for many things, including the mystery novel Alex is writing, Eliza would never dare to voice her feelings for fear of being rejected due to her unique anatomical makeup.

Their relationship takes an unexpected turn when, while on assignment in Ottawa, Alex encounters a vulnerable young woman who has escaped from confinement in her own house. The further he is drawn into the mysterious young woman's world, the more compelled he feels to protect her from the dark forces that seem to be draining her life right before his eyes. Before he can enact his plan to rescue her, however, he finds himself embroiled in a murder mystery that seems like it came right out of one of the novels he enjoys, with one significant twist: he's the primary suspect. Desperate to help her friend, Eliza sheds her identity as a woman and takes on the persona of Timothy Fairlight, detective. Her investigative skills are put to the ultimate test as she seeks to save her beloved from the hangman's noose. Not only that, for the first time in her life, her identity as intersex becomes an asset rather than a liability....
This novel emanates from author Ralph F. Smith's love of mysteries in nineteenth-century novels by authors like Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. However, he was inspired, in particular, by a Victorian-era photo of a dead bride that he stumbled across. It was common for such photos to be taken, but almost always, live people would al...
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Title:Concession Street Secrets
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:300 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.63 in
Shipping dimensions:300 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.63 in
Published:April 18, 2019
Publisher:FriesenPress
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781525547553

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