Article Title

These Shallow Graves


Emma Patton


Dependable, Young Adult, New York, Victorian, Romance, Murder, Mystery

Document Type

Book Review


Jo Montfort seems to have everything she could ever want. She belongs to a wealthy family, attends a finishing school for high-society girls, and maintains a high reputation as a respectable young woman with promising marriage prospects. The only problem is that she has a dream of becoming a reporter and writing about the really important, unseen issues of the city. For a woman in her station, this is unheard of. That is, until her father dies. Though his death is originally ruled to be a suicide, some of the evidence suggests that there could be something more going on. Jo and an up and coming reporter from a poor family, Eddie Gallagher, band together to challenge the facts and discover the truth. After spending time with Eddie, Jo’s eyes open to the possibility that the people who live below her station could be just as intriguing as those she’s used to.