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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Harvey Narrator: Gordon Griffin Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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Following his wife's betrayal and his own retirement from the force, Detective Inspector Elder has fled as far as it is possible to go in England without running out of land. But he is haunted by the past and in particular by the unsolved disappearance of 16-year-old Susan Blacklock.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 2/17/2014

    " Everyone should know this history and how we came to have fire laws in public buildings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/2/2014

    " Published 100 years after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that occurred March 25th 1911 this novel is about the circumstances that led up to the fire and the aftermath that followed. Written for young adults the book begins with the first hand account of 31-year-old Frances Perkins who was walking down the street in New York City when she came across the horrifying site of the fire and women leaping out the windows to escape the fire. Perkins was deeply effected by what she saw and went on to become the 4th United States Secretary of Labor. Marrin then goes back and explores the mass immigration of millions of impoverished people who were coming to America in hope of improving their lives. Three out of four immigrants that arrived ended up living in poverty, many working where conditions were unsafe like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. After the fire there is an outcry for the government to step up and protect worker safety and health. Despite the changes made sweatshops still exit and create unsafe working conditions. In 2010 there was a fire at the Garib and Garib Sweater Factory in Bangladesh where 21 people were killed in a situation eerily similar to that of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. This short and highly informative book is written simply and in a narrative that is easy to follow. For readers that are looking on information about the Shirtwaist Factory fire I would recommend that they first read “Triangle: The Fire That Changed America” written by David Von Drehle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jes | 12/7/2013

    " Interesting read. Reads more like a history text book than specific to the Triangle Fire. Good history of immigration though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 6/30/2012

    " teen nonfiction; history: triangle shirtwaist fire. Appears to be well-written, providing thorough background on immigration, living and working conditions, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bea | 3/17/2012

    " Excellent background for a time of immense, out of control growth in industry and our economy. The children and young women paid a terrible price. Excellent period photos. Useful background to such works of fiction as Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 9/23/2011

    " A bit preachy and long, still and all a good teen nonfiction pick. Might booktalk this with the 7th graders in the fall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danie P. | 9/16/2011

    " Excellent book on the history of unions, child labor and immigrant labor in America. Written for older children and young adults. Could possibly be used in a book discussion? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Miner | 8/18/2011

    " This book tells a detailed story of the struggles of immigrants in the late 1800's- early 1900's. It was very interesting. I think History teachers could use either the whole book or read individual chapters to classes to help students understand the struggles of immigrants. A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 5/17/2011

    " Review at Staff Picks blog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 4/13/2011

    " Really enjoyed reading this and now a John Harvey convert - will be on the hunt for more of his work to read now. Enjoyed the way he writes and tells his tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 2/14/2011

    " I like this guy's work - glad I picked this from the library shelf and glad there are several more volumes waiting for me - good police procedural with interesting characters that are well-developed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 10/17/2010

    " I really like this author but some of the descriptions are too graphic for me. His characters are always so interesting that it's worth putting up with the violence (which is fairly brief, just too descriptive.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 7/1/2010

    " realistic and thoughtful plus maintains suspense as to solution to crime "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 7/27/2009

    " Read for Mystery Book Club 1/2006 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 5/10/2009

    " Like the first one I read by this author, I enjoyed it but not as much as I had expected to. Also, this one is very dark. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jane | 1/16/2009

    " This book was not as good as it should have been. I just never could get into it. Strange ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 1/2/2008

    " Just as promised.. a murder, crime mystery...
    I enjoyed it..
    Though not thought provoking.. It is entertaining..

    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CLM | 8/18/2007

    " A very dark British author with an unerring eye for suspense and brooding characters. "

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