A young writer researching a book about how New York City’s underground sexual history was transformed by the telegraph and transatlantic cable, a forensic criminologist who teaches at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a ninety-three-year-old former courtesan with a secret past resolve a forgotten murder and the mysteries of sex and death.

“The book explores the seamy underbelly of society, which can certainly capture the imagination… unique, well-crafted characters… A weighty meditation on the past, sexuality, and criminality…”

– Kirkus Reviews

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