A beautiful wealthy heiress is murdered in the little mining town of Mt. Hope, Pennsylvania at the height of the golden era of the coal and coke industry, and the town is left in shock. Hapless strangers, a father-and-daughter are accused of murder and face hanging in this vengeful town. In preparing a defense, Jenny and Marcus uncover evil and corruption among the ruling coal-rich elite. Powerful, ruthless and ambitious men are involved with this charming heiress, but which one is the murderer? A budding romance between a boyish young doctor and Jenny is intertwined in a story that is suspenseful until the very end.
One Reviewer Notes
“The plot is peppered with the appealing ingredients of the mystery-crime genre, including wealthy heiresses, cover-ups, blackmail, legal maneuvering and adultery.” Kirkus Review