"A terrifically entertaining work of popular history: swiftly paced, richly evocative, engrossing from the first page. . . . The murder of Stanford White has been the subject of many other books, but Baatz's gripping, deeply researched retelling is certain to stand as the definitive version."
Wall Street Journal
"Baatz has resurrected a forgotten saga of lust, lucre, and lunacy that would seem improbable if it were merely fiction. . . . This true-life theater is packed with action and surprises."
"A gripping book that is nearly impossible to put down. . . Baatz has crafted a book that reads more like a novel than a historical tome. Peppered with historical photos and with prose that paints a wonderful picture of New York City at the dawn of the twentieth century, The Girl on the Velvet Swing brings the characters to life again."
Under the Radar
"Readers will appreciate Baatz's exciting, novel-like approach. . . . Those interested in early twentieth-century law will especially like the courtroom scenes."
"A fascinating true-crime story, a thrilling account based on exhaustive research in the newspapers of the day . . . enthralling."
Brooklyn Daily Eagle