A Mary Handley Mystery

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

Second Street Station Publisher's 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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite there ...

    • By Kathy on 06-26-15

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 2

    • Brooklyn on Fire

    • A Mary Handley Mystery
    • By: Lawrence H. Levy
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    Regular price: $28.00