Two powerless young women must navigate a soul-crushing class system and find the levers of power they wield when they combine their strengths.


About the Delafield & Malloy Investigation series

In the early twentieth century, a society writer for a Manhattan newspaper and her assistant, a feisty Irish immigrant, confront corruption and brutality as they explore the serious issues of their time -- and ours.

About the Author

Trish MacEnulty is an Amazon #1 bestselling author. Her books, reviews, and stories reflect her fascination with history and her empathy for the marginalized.

Dedicated and signed copies of her books are available! Use the contact page for requests!


When her beloved guardian dies in 1970, 15-year-old Eli Burnes goes to live with her estranged father, expecting to live a "normal" life. Instead she's embroiled in a world of underground Weathermen, revolutionaries, snitches, hippies, and shoot-first police.

“As MacEnulty portrays Eli learning to shoplift (useful in the destruction of capitalism), falling in love, and interacting with members of the Weather Underground, she is careful to avoid heavy messages. The young teen’s naive, first-person narrative gets behind the slogans to confront the big issues of racism, feminism, peace, and love, with a wry take on the hippie culture (from drugs to the Grateful Dead). Of course, those fascinated by the late 1960s will enjoy this atmospheric tale, and so will today’s peaceniks and rebels!”
— Booklist

Praise for Trish MacEnulty’s Work

“It’s rare when you can call a story set over a hundred years ago timely, but that’s the only word for Trish MacEnulty’s The Whispering Women.”

—Timothy Miller, author of
The Strange Case of Eliza Doolittle

"Readers will enjoy the fast paced tone and beautifully detailed descriptions and settings all while sitting on the edge of their seats... Highly recommended." 

—The Historical Fiction Club 

“MacEnulty's suspenseful, elaborate, and addictive debut historical novel is highly recommended to fans of historical fiction and readers concerned with equal rights.”

—Foluso Falaye, Manhattan Book Review

“This is a cracking novel well worth seeking out. First Class.”

—Independent on Sunday

“If you like historical fiction and if you like mysteries, this one is for you!” 

Donna S. Meredith, The Southern Literary Review

“Once again, novelist MacEnulty knows how to get your attention, and she's a natural writer.”

—Kirkus Review 

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