“Mystery lovers might just have found the next Caleb Carr.” —The Huffington Post on A Curtain Falls
“In her second novel, Stefanie Pintoff shows how the best in historical fiction not only unveils our past, but shows how our modern concerns evolved.... Her comparison to Caleb Carr is well earned, although Pintoff shows a wider range and deeper affinity for storytelling than the author of The Alienist. Pintoff's meticulous research captures the heart of the era, but her detailed characters and gripping plot about greed, jealousy, and obsession for fame set A Curtain Falls on a higher plane.” —Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, on A Curtain Falls
“This worthy sequel to Pintoff's acclaimed Edgar Award–nominated debut, In the Shadow of Gotham, brings to life New York's theater world at the turn of the twentieth century and the fledgling science of criminology.” —Library Journal (starred review) on A Curtain Falls
“Superior historical mystery… She does an outstanding job of blending historical detail with engaging characters and a suspenseful plot.” —The Denver Post on In the Shadow of Gotham
“Pintoff's debut…will remind many of Caleb Carr at his best.... The period detail, characterizations, and plotting are all top-notch, and Ziele has enough depth to carry a series.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on In the Shadow of Gotham
Stefanie Pintoff is the author of A Curtain Falls and In the Shadow of Gotham. In the Shadow of Gotham is the winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and the Washington Irving Book Prize, and she has earned nominations for the Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Awards. She is also a graduate of Columbia University Law School and has a Ph.D. in literature from New York University. Now a full-time writer, she lives with her husband and daughter on Manhattan's Upper West Side.