The “encrappification” of America dates back centuries, writes Rutgers University historian Wendy A. Woloson.
“Before She Disappeared introduces what may be the most powerful sleuth of the decade, an ‘ordinary’ woman driven to uncover the truth at any personal cost.
“The Danger of Smoking in Bed underlines the darkness of evil.
“Kellerman’s writing frames deep tenderness among her characters very well.
“The slave trade persisted in New York in the decades before the Civil War because
the city was the capital of the Southern slave economy.”