Books by Virginia A. McConnell

Released: Nov. 30, 1999

"An intimate, compelling portrait of seamy and disturbing (thus —forgotten—) aspects of the Gilded Age that, in its narrative of yearningly naive young women and socially respectable male predators, offers a sobering augury of our own violent, sexually stratified times."
Attorney/college teacher McConnell's debut is an accomplished re-creation of two notorious murders of young women in the rural gentility of 1880s Connecticut, with a remarkable sense for the inequities and dark places of that vanished era. Read full book review >