Cuyler Overholt worked as a litigation attorney and freelance business writer before turning to fiction. Her interest in old New York was sparked by the reminiscences of her grandmother, whose life spanned over a century of the city’s history. She lives with her husband, a psychologist, in the hills of Northwestern Connecticut, where she is currently at work on her second novel.
A young psychiatrist in 1907 New York fears she may have unwittingly provoked a patient to commit murder. "Captures the feel ... of [early] 20th-century New York in a deeply pleasing way. Strong prose and captivating characters ... pull the reader in to the very last page ... A whodunit full of dark secrets and fascinating intrigue." Kirkus, Starred Review