Every time her phone rings, New York attorney Eve Petersen’s heart stops, because she knows it may be the serial rapist who’s been phoning her with grisly details of each of his crimes. And in the new mystery “Mind Me, Milady,” by Kenneth Hicks and Anne Rothman-Hicks, the Gentleman Rapist invariably hints that Eve will be next.
Eve also has a new client, a sweet but troubled young woman named Susan, who is struggling to understand both her foggy memories of the past and her constant sense of unease and danger in the present.
And now the Gentleman Rapist has escalated to murder, and Susan may now be his target. Eve must try to put the pieces together and figure out his identity before he strikes again.
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McGowan’s Pass, in the northern section of Central Park, is the site of a culminating scene in “Mind Me, Milady.”
According to Wikipedia:
Although the name is usually omitted from maps today, McGowan’s Pass was clearly marked on charts of the region from the Revolutionary War until the early 20th Century. It acquired its name from the McGowan or McGown family who kept a tavern (initially named “The Black Horse,” but popularly called “McGowan’s”) near there from 1756 through the Revolutionary period, and owned the surrounding property until the 1840s.
The area was incorporated into Central Park after 1860, when the Park’s boundaries were extended north from the line of 106th Street to 110th Street, and the Harlem Meer was built in the Park’s northeast corner. At this time a new section of East Drive was made to veer sharply to the west and south and again to the north, bypassing the Meer.
One of the main characters, Susan, seems to be remembering an earlier life when she was an indentured servant at the time of the Battle of Manhattan during the Revolutionary War.by