City of Liars and Thieves: A Novel - Eve Karlin
This novel is based on the first murder trial that was ever recorded in the United States, which is very interesting, however, this book was not. To me the whole book was anticlimactic.

Elma Sands leaves her old life behind and starts anew living in her cousin's boardinghouse in New York. With an upcoming election and a city with no clean water, rivals Hamilton and Burr will do anything to get what they want.