Murder on Astor Place

A Gaslight Mystery

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Author: Victoria Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440673405

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The first novel in the national bestselling Gaslight Mystery series introduces Sarah Brandt, a midwife in the turn-of-the-century tenements of Manhattan who refuses to turn a blind eye to the injustices of the crime-ridden city… After a routine delivery, Sarah visits her patient in a rooming house—and discovers that another boarder, a young girl, has been killed. At the request of Sergeant Frank Malloy, she searches the girl’s room. She discovers that the victim is from one of the most prominent families in New York—and the sister of an old friend. The powerful family, fearful of scandal, refuses to permit an investigation. But with Malloy’s help, Sarah begins a dangerous quest to bring the killer to justice—before death claims another victim...

Murder on St. Mark's Place

A Gaslight Mystery

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Author: Victoria Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440673436

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In turn-of-the century New York City, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy see birth and death--and even murder...

Murder on Marble Row

A Gaslight Mystery

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Author: Victoria Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440622595

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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When an explosion kills wealthy industrialist Gregory Van Dyke, Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt presumes that anarchists are responsible and personally asks Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to track them down. Malloy is up to the challenge - but he faces a different kind of challenge when he encounters Sarah Brandt paying a condolence call on the Van Dykes. Faced with the impossibility of ever expressing his true feelings for Sarah, Frank had vowed never to see or work with her again." For her part, Sarah is glad to be working with Malloy once again in his hunt for a dangerous killer - though they clash over his conviction that the murder was politically motivated.

Murder on Lenox Hill

A Gaslight Mystery

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Author: Victoria Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440622588

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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When the affluent Lintons of Lenox Hill summon Sarah Brandt to examine their teenage daughter, their worst fear is confirmed: she is with child. The pregnancy is a mystery, however, as the young woman—mentally still a child herself—is never left on her own and denies that any man has ever hurt her. It’s a delicate situation, casting suspicion on those close to the Lintons, including their beloved minister, the Reverend Oliver Upchurch. But as Sarah and a reluctant Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy investigate, fate deals their inquiry a harsh blow. The reverend falls dead during a service—poisoned by cyanide-laced wine in his chalice. Now, they must not only uncover the truth behind the Linton girl’s pregnancy, they must track down Upchurch’s killer before this entire sordid affair wreaks havoc on more innocent lives…

Murder on Mulberry Bend

A Gaslight Mystery

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Author: Victoria Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440673429

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Sarah Brandt, a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York City, has seen more than her share of joy and sorrow, birth and death. Now she will see for the first time how the squalor of the streets can breed madness and murder… The Prodigal Son Mission on Mulberry Bend stands as a refuge for girls who otherwise would have to live by selling the only thing they have of value—themselves. The work being done there so impresses Sarah that she volunteers to help out however she can—with clothes, with medical assistance, with the organization of a benefit dinner. And when one of the girls is found dead and refused burial because of her former life, Sarah’s passion for justice is aroused. Reluctantly, Sergeant Frank Malloy agrees to look into the death, if only to keep Sarah from endangering herself by pursuing the matter. But Sarah cannot be kept out of the investigation—and just as Malloy feared, her attempts to find the cause of the unfortunate girl’s death in the circumstances of her life put her in deadly danger—from an unexpected source…

Murder in Little Italy

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Author: Victoria Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101206010

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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As a midwife working in the tenements of turn-of-the-century New York, Sarah Brandt has witnessed joy and misery, birth and death. Now Sarah suffers the heartbreak of losing a patient-but not from natural causes.

What Do I Read Next? 2002

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Author: Neil Barron,Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787652951

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 712

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Contains descriptions of 1,201 books in nine fiction genres published in late 2001 and 2002, each including the author or editor's name, publication information, story type, major characters, subject, plot summary, and lists of reviews and other books by the same writer; arranged alphabetically by author in each genre section.

What Do I Read Next?

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Author: Neil Barron,Daniel S. Burt,Tom Barton

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787690229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 703

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Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre

What Do I Read Next? 00 V2

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Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787649647

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 700

View: 6748

By identifying similarities in various books, this annual selection guide helps readers to independently choose titles of interest published in the last year. Each entry describes a separate book, listing everything readers need to know to make selections. Arranged by author within six genre sections, detailed entries provide - Title; Publisher and publication date; Series; Names and descriptions of characters; Time period and geographical setting; Review citations; Story types; Brief plot summary; Selected other books by the author; Similar books by different authors. Author, title, series, character name, character description, time period, geographic setting and genre/sub-genre indexes are included to facilitate research.

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries

The Art & Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past

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Author: Kathy Lynn Emerson

Publisher: Perseverance Press

ISBN: 9781880284926

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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This useful, fascinating, and complete guide will inspire and delight writersand readersof historical mysteries. Emerson demonstrates how she and her colleagues bring history to life, rather than merely writing contemporary mystery in costume. Her voice is warm and friendly and her tips practical. At the core of the book is her personal take on the process of writing and selling historical mysteries, and includes contributions from over forty other historical mysteries writers, including Laurie King, Anne Perry, Stephen Saylor, Elizabeth Peters practical advice anecdotes suggestions for research input from assorted editors, booksellers, reviewers, and historical mystery fans Ranging from ancient civilizations to the Japanese samurai era, to the modern private eye, here's a vast historical panorama for readers who enjoy their murder and mayhem along with past mores and morals.