TLC Book Tour: 31 Bond Street

31 Bond Street, by Ellen Horan
ISBN: 978-0061773969
368 Pages
Harper; 1st edition (March 30, 2010)

I was delighted to be included in the TLC Book Tour for 31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan (read my review). This crime fiction novel is based on an actual nineteenth century murder case in New York City and is riveting! Readers who enjoy a good mystery, as well as those who love historical fiction will love this book.


Ellen Horan previously worked as a freelance photo editor for magazines and books in New York City. She has a background in painting and visual art. 31 Bond Street is her first novel.

Read more about 31 Bond Street (including the story behind the book), Horan and her work on the author’s fabulous website.

I found some great old photos which captured the essence of the trial of Emma Cunningham and the sense of place which the book was set. Thought you might enjoy them too! Clicking on any photo will enlarge it for better viewing.

(left to right): Emma Cunningham’s trial, 31 Bond Street (home of Dr. Harvey Burdell)

(left to right): Old New York City Map, Sketch of Emma Cunningham


As part of the marketing an publicity of 31 Bond Street, there is a great contest going on right now through August 30th.

Cast The Movie Contest Information:

  • Contest open through August 30th (International)
  • Enter your choice of Hollywood actors to play in a movie version of 31 Bond Street using the official entry form (the list of characters that aren’t starred are ‘optional’).
  • On Aug 31, all the results will be group tallied and posted to the website, along with the author’s own choices.
  • The 3 reader entries to get the *starred* characters closest to the author, Ellen Horan’s, choices will receive a box of Bond Street Chocolates plus a signed 1st edition of 31 Bond Street. Bond Street Chocolate makes wonderful handmade chocolate and truffles.

Note: There will be three winners. If more than 3 reader entries closely match, the top 3 winners will be chosen from that pool by lottery.

To read more tours and reviews of 31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan, visit the dedicated post at TLC Book Tours and follow the links!

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    • Molly on July 26, 2010 at 04:39

    I have seen positive reviews for this book all over the blogosphere. Of course, as far as I am concerned, it has all the necessary ingredients for a terrific read: crime fiction in New York City. And the title is quite reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes to me (221 Baker street — 31 Bond street). I will have to add this to the ever-growing TBR list.

    I love all the additional photos you included. It helps to bring the book to life on your blog.

    • Wendy on July 26, 2010 at 06:17

    Molly: My guess is that you will really love this book 😉 Glad you liked the photos I included…I love finding old photos like this.

  1. I loved this book. It grabs you right from the start and I just couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next. The fact the author was inspired by true events made it even more interesting.

    I can’t wait for the movie.

    • Staci on July 26, 2010 at 19:39

    I loved all of the extra stuff you included in this! This is a book that I really need to read!

    • Wendy on August 15, 2010 at 07:38

    BellaVida: Will there be a movie? I hope so!

    Staci: Thanks! I hope you’ll get a chance to read the book so I can see your thoughts on it 🙂

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