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Murder on Astor Place book. Book of this Gaslight Mystery series by Victoria Thompson has definitely piqued my interest and I plan to continue onto book Murder on St. Mark’s Place in the very near future.

Murder on Astor Place book. from ramshackle dank tenements, to cobblestone streets teeming with urchins, to the upscale marble row (mansions on Fifth Avenue, between 57th and 58th Streets).

Book 1 of 21 in the Gaslight Mysteries Series. Temporarily out of stock.

Gaslight Mysteries by Victoria Thompson. Murder on astor place. A Berkley Prime Crime Book, published by arrangement with Cornerstone Communications, Inc. Murder on st. mark’s place. Murder on gramercy park. Murder on washington square. PRINTING HISTORY. The Edgar® name is a registered service mark of the Mystery Writers of America, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form.

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MURDER ON FIFTH AVENUE Berkley Prime Crime titles by Victoria Thompson MURDER ON ASTOR PLACE MURDER ON ST. MARK’S PLACE MURDER ON GRAMERCY PARK MURDER ON WASHINGTON SQUARE. Berkley prime crime, new york. The berkley publishing group.

Murder On Astor Place. The first book in the Gaslight Mysteries series, 1999. To my agent Nancy Yost, who never stopped. believing and who always makes me laugh, even. The gaslights on the street outside reflecting off the newly fallen snow cast enough light through her curtained windows that she was able to pick her way through the room without colliding with any of her equipment. Who’s there? she called when she reached the front door. A woman living alone in New York City couldn’t be too careful, even if she lived in the relatively civilized section known as Greenwich Village.

Berkley Prime Crime titles by Victoria Thompson MURDER ON ASTOR PLACE . Murder on trinity place. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2019. Series: A gaslight mystery ; book 22.

Berkley Prime Crime titles by Victoria Thompson MURDER ON ASTOR PLACE MURDER ON ST. MARK’S PLACE MURDER ON GRAMERCY PARK MURDER ON WASHINGTON SQUARE MURDER ON MULBERRY BEND. Published by Berkley. An imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. Identifiers: LCCN 2018045884 ISBN 9780399586637 (hardcover) ISBN 9780399586651 (ebook). Subjects: LCSH: -Fiction. GSAFD: Mystery fiction.

The complete series list for - A Gaslight Mystery Victoria Thompson. Historical Mystery, HM. 1999-05, May-1999. 4-5 /. 201320142042305830939002. Mark's Place.

Murder on St. The second book in the Gaslight Mysteries series, 2000. Dressed properly, she would have looked at home in Mrs. Astor’s parlor. To Roselyn O’Brien and all the staff and volunteers. When she met Sarah’s gaze, she smiled slightly, as if to acknowledge Sarah’s good opinion of her. And what do you think, Lisle?

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...

Comments: (7)

The Apotheoses of Lacspor
This was a tough read at first, but I ended up liking it more than I thought I would. The author didn't give us much information for the first half of the book. Yes, she described turn of the century New York well and made the mystery interesting enough, but she handed out information about the main characters very sparingly. There was really nothing that would allow me to like or not like the main character, Sarah Brandt, or even the secondary character, Detective Sergeant Malloy, for the first half of the book. I didn't start to get a grasp on Sarah's character until about page 169, and Malloy's character until page 183. That's when my opinion of them tipped towards the positive side. The author threw in a lot of excitement at the end of the book, and I definitely did not guess the mystery (what normal person would!) until just before they did. I did find that the murderer(s) was taken care of a little too conveniently, however. The book ended up being a lot darker than I had expected which, for me, made it more likeable and believable. I expect more from these characters in the future, and I hope there will be more actual midwifery in the books to come.
Light out of Fildon
Set firmly in New York City 1895, this mystery tells the story of the murder of a young socialite who has run away from home. Sarah Brandt, a socialite herself who left her family after her husband's death, is working as a midwife. While attending to the routine birth of a boarding house owner's sixth child, she sees a young woman who reminds her of one of her childhood acquaintances. When she visits the mother and baby the next day, she learns that the young girl was murdered. And she meets Police Detective Frank Malloy who is investigating the crime.

Malloy is a typical cop of the time period. He's saving money so that he can pay the bribe needed to make Captain. That means he focuses more on crimes when someone is willing to pay him something extra to solve it. Off hand it doesn't look like the death of a pregnant runaway is going to add to his bribe fund.

Things get even more muddled when Sarah visits the young girl's family to find that they are more concerned about possible scandal than they are in solving the murder of the girl. Sarah investigates among society where she has an in and shares her findings with Malloy who tries to discourage her interest. When Malloy is warned off the investigation by his superiors, Sarah still continues to try to unravel the case.

I will admit that I had a pretty good idea who the father of the baby was pretty early on but the author still managed to surprise me along the way. I liked the budding relationship between Sarah and Malloy. I'm glad there are more books in this series to read.
First of a long series of crime fiction set in New York about 1895 by Victoria Thompson.

The writing was passable and I warmed up to our protagonists, widowed midwife, Sarah Brandt and policeman, Frank Malloy, as the novel progressed. I preferred Frank to Sarah and found their acquaintanceship a bit trite.

The story held my interest as it occasionally plodded on to a very dramatic conclusion. Without spoiling, I was a bit disappointed in the solution to the crime, again feeling it was predictable.

I don't hold this type of light reading to the standard of a more serious novel and overall I was satisfied with the book. I will likely try the next book in this highly rated series as ai enjoy the era.
This is a murder mystery that takes place during the late 1800s or Victorian time in New York City. If you like historical fictions this may be your cup of tea. The descriptions of the city with its sights and sound and smell is quite realistic and brings you back to a time when the police department was corrupt, the upper echelon of wealth was even more corrupt and powerful in the controlling of almost every aspect of society, including the police department. That is why when midwife Ms. Brandt discovered that a young, beautiful 16 year old girl was murdered under mysterious circumstances she ran into many road blocks and obstacles trying to investigate her murder with the help of a police sergeant Frank Malloy. During the investigation they uncover secrets of the well known family of the Van Damm and they also have to peruse through the underbelly of the underclass of New York City. We can also begin to understand the inequality of the sexes as we see that the roles of the women in society is seen as subservient to their male counterparts.
The story of how Ms. Brandt and Sergeant Malloy investigate the mystery is fast moving and suspenseful as they each piece together the puzzle of the young Lizzie Van Damm's murder. However, the ending of the story is somewhat abrupt and shocking. That is why I gave it a 4 star.
Author has a talent for weaving lively and useful description of places and people into the story in just enough quantity. I was surprised at how vivid my mental picture was of each situation.

I rolled my eyes just a tiny bit at the story 'revelations' (too much!). On the other hand, nothing is really a revelation because situations are well telegraphed, but I was just hoping the story would not go where it did go. A little over the top.

Still, I'm going to buy the next one. Found it a fun read.
Having bought this first book in Ms. Thompson's Gaslight series knowing it was followed by a long line, I was prepared for the need to introduce the characters and flesh out their backgrounds and characters. The pace of the book is slow and steady as the time period comes to life and the mystery of this first book of the series was fairly predictable. Knowing this, I still gave it five stars because I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend starting this series from the beginning and enjoy the development of both the characters and the backdrop of early 20th century New York. I'm now reading the eighth in the series and they just seem to get better and better.
Murder on Astor Place: A Gaslight Mystery download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Victoria Thompson
ISBN: 0425229726
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (September 1, 2009)
Pages: 288 pages