Beverly Swerling is a writer, consultant, and amateur historian. She lives in New York City with her husband.
"Swerling nimbly weaves fact-based history and fast-paced fiction
into a vivid tableau of 1870s Manhattan." --Entertainment
"Riotously entertaining . . . Clearly, if Swerling had been my history teacher, I would have paid closer attention." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post
"Love, life, adventure, big business and the dazzling glamour and appalling squalor of the city that never sleeps. Even way back in the 1860s." --Anne Bendheim, Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)
"With a fast-paced, complex plot showcasing opulent Fifth Avenue mansions, Wall Street pandemonium, deals both fair and underhand, and the rising influence of the ethnic gangs, Swerling expertly interlaces the stories of a Gilded Age couple and their magnificent city." --Sarah Johnson, Booklist