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In this Gaslight Mystery from the national bestselling author of Murder in Murray Hill, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy investigate foul play in the secretive high-society world of nineteenth-century New York City ... In the midst of Sarah and Frank's wedding preparations, Sarah accompanies her mother on a condolence call to the Upper West Side, where Charles Fairfax, the son of family friends, has died unexpectedly after suffering from a mysterious disease. It is a tragic and all too common story - or so it seems. Charles's father asks to speak with Sarah privately. He believes his son was poisoned and would like Sarah and Frank to look into the matter with the utmost discretion. Putting their own personal affairs on hold, Sarah and Frank soon learn that not everyone wants to know more about Charles's death, particularly if he was murdered.



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Victoria Thompson

Edgar® Nominated author Victoria Thompson writes the Gaslight Mystery Series, set in turn-of-the-century New York City and featuring midwife Sarah Brandt. Her latest is MURDER ON ST. NICHOLAS AVENUE. She also contributed to the award winning writing textbook MANY GENRES/ONE CRAFT. A popular speaker, Victoria teaches in the Seton Hill University master's program in writing popular fiction. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and a very spoiled little dog.

"Engaging characters...an enjoyable read."
--Margaret Frazer, author of The Hunter's Tale

"Turn-of-the-century New York, a courageous midwife-sleuth, a fast-paced plot, and plenty of authentic period atmosphere. Victoria Thompson has crafted another Victorian page-turner!"
--Robin Paige, author of Death in Hyde Park: A Victorian Mystery

"Victoria Thompson has a knack for putting the reader inside her character's heads, and her detailed descriptions of New York at the turn of the century bring the setting vividly to life. An intriguing plot and a surprise ending add up to a very enjoyable read."
--Kate Kingsbury, author of Paint By Murder

"Victoria Thompson is off to a blazing start"
--Catherine Coulter

"A marvelous debut mystery with compelling characters, a fascinating setting, and a stunning resolution."
--Jill Churchill, author of The Merchant of Menace

"Victoria Thompson shines ... Anne Perry and Caleb Carr fans rejoice!"
-Tamar Myers, author of The Hand that Rocks the Ladle



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