Murder on Fifth Avenue

Murder on Fifth Avenue

A Gaslight Mystery

Book - 2012
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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 Edgar®-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.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425247419
Branch Call Number: MYS Thom
Characteristics: 296 p


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Apr 09, 2016

An enjoyable historical 'cosy'. It highlights that the lot of women, even those who lived privileged lives, was limited and very much determined by men.

mrsgail5756 Jul 30, 2012

A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.

Jul 30, 2012

Victoria Thompson's characters actually joke and tease each other -- how often do you find that in a mystery! The engaging characters are part of the charm of this series, which features fast-paced stories dealing with some of the big social issues of the turn of the Gaslight era.

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