Murder on Fifth Avenue: A Gaslight Mystery

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Penguin, May 1, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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From the tenements to the town houses of nineteenth-century New York, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy never waiver in their mission to aid the innocent and apprehend the guilty. Now, the latest novel in the EdgarŽ-nominated series finds Sarah and Malloy investigating the murder of a Knickerbocker club member who was made to pay his dues…

Sarah Brandt’s family is one of the oldest in New York City, and her father, Felix Decker, takes his position in society very seriously. He still refuses to resign himself to his daughter being involved with an Irish Catholic police detective. But when a member of his private club—the very exclusive Knickerbocker—is murdered, Decker forms an uneasy alliance with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to solve the crime as discreetly as possible.

Malloy soon discovers that despite his social standing, the deceased—Chilton Devries—was no gentleman. In fact, he’s left behind his own unofficial club of sorts, populated by everyone who despised him. As he and Sarah sort through the suspects, it becomes clear to her that her father is evaluating more than the detective’s investigative abilities, and that, on a personal level, there is much more at stake for Malloy than discovering who revoked Devries’ membership—permanently.


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User Review  - NancyNo5 - LibraryThing

The Gaslight Mystery's are one of the better cozy murder mysteries out in books. The author provides enough historical content to keep the story line intriguing and informative. The two protagonist ... Read full review

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User Review  - carlyrose - LibraryThing

This installment in the series felt like an improvement. I've enjoyed the others, but recent ones seemed to lack forward motion and character development for Malloy and Sarah. This was an interesting look at the plight of women struggling to survive without a man. Read full review


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Victoria Thompson is the EdgarŽ Award-nominated author of the Gaslight mystery series and 20 additional historical novels. She lives in Western Pennsylvania with her family.

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