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3.42 out of 53.42 out of 53.42 out of 53.42 out of 53.42 out of 5 3.42 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Victoria Thompson Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gaslight Mysteries Release Date: June 2007 ISBN: 9781449813604
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Edgar Award finalist Victoria Thompson colorfully portrays the prejudices and hardships of turn-of-the-century New York City. Called to Chinatown to deliver a baby, midwife Sarah Brandt soon helps search for a missing girl. But nobody seems to know where she is. Has she been sold to a brothel, or has she run off with a secret love? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • … vividly recreates the gaslit WD of Old New York. Publishers Weekly

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lpage1479 page | 2/1/2014

    " I hadn't read this mystery writer before, but I liked her. Set in New York at the same time as Anne Perry and Caleb Carr. Will read more of hers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/25/2014

    " One of the better books of the series, I think. Her books are usually pretty predictable, I think, but this one had me guessing right up until the end. And I love how Sarah and Frank are getting closer.... :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tory Wagner | 1/18/2014

    " This was one of my favorites in the series. The mystery was solvable, but still fun. I enjoyed the references to the Chinese culture and how they were treated at the beginning of the 20th century in NYC. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisha (lishie) | 1/9/2014

    " While I found the Chinatown references/information on laws & prejudices insightful, I felt the roundabout way Frank & Sarah discovered the "who dunnit" a bit tedious. As usual, I loved the time period setting & the tiny (oh so tiny) extras about Sarah's personal life. I want more of Sarah/Frank, VT! It's too many books in for me to accept that "Frank is annoyed Sarah shows up" stance... Especially when she can hold her own. And does. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 11/19/2013

    " Quick, but satisfying read set in turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York City. The main characters are midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Malloy in turn-of-the-century New York City. Would recommend to fans of historical mysteries as well as those looking who enjoy a Caleb Carr feel to their mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 10/27/2013

    " This mystery took me longer to figure out that others in the Gaslight series. As with the others, it was interesting to learn about customs and living conditions of that time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 10/21/2013

    " Interesting historical sociological slant: Chinese men married to Irish women at the turn of the century. The hatred of each group for the other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janell | 9/26/2013

    " Well written murder mystery with great characters. Plus the era of time in which the story occurs is very interesting. Not especially fond of the direction that was taken in the storyline, but still an enjoyable mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 5/30/2013

    " Great look at immigrants, prejudice,and life in the tough neighborhoods of New York in the 1890s. Sarah is a great character "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 5/11/2013

    " I love all these books in Victoria Thompson's "Gaslight" series. This is her latest one. If you like a good mystery series, I highly recommend this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbygal | 10/15/2012

    " Another excellent Victoria Thompson gaslight mystery! So worth the read like all of her previous ones in the series. Love the history background! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 7/16/2012

    " fun mystery in the Gaslight Series - takes place in early NYC "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roshni | 3/1/2012

    " The Chinese/Irish angle made this book unique and the characters are very relatable and likable. Good fast-paced book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefanie Marshall | 2/22/2012

    " I like this series. They're kind of like a lighter Law & Order: SVU set in the late 1800's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 11/22/2011

    " This was about a murder in Chinatown and how Mallloy and Sarah figured out who the kiler was. Catherine started to talk in this book too. It had been a while, so really liked this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Owen | 9/11/2011

    " The story has twists and turns, but I felt it moved too slow. I read through until the end, and I'll admit I didn't start at book one (this is book 9)but I don't know how much that hurt. I don't think I'll read another from the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy Goodnight | 9/7/2011

    " Good enough to continue with the series. I do like the way the author brings in social issues relevant to the time. I'm still trying to decide if her depiction of Chinese culture then in NYC was accurate or stereotypical. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 6/21/2011

    " Lost interest about 1/2 way through the book...I was reading this one for my book group. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 5/16/2011

    " Light, quick read up to the standards of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 5/7/2011

    " I have a real weakness for mystery series. I'm finally caught up in this one, and it's time to set it aside for awhile, even if I enjoy it. I should try to save the next one for a day when I want to read something I know I will enjoy and won't tax my brain. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lesley | 2/10/2011

    " lame...but it was a quick read and I didn't know who did it until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meade | 11/19/2010

    " I love Victoria Thompson, she has a wonderful grasp of early 20th century New York city. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 9/17/2010

    " Really enjoyed this entry in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 7/30/2010

    " I rather liked this one, of course they are all good,this was especially great- clever contrast of cultures going on,the Irish and those wacky Chinamen!

    If you jump on the bandwagon with Victoria, they must be read in order.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 6/20/2010

    " Interesting historical sociological slant: Chinese men married to Irish women at the turn of the century. The hatred of each group for the other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 2/27/2010

    " This book seemed a little rushed - not as much research in evidence, and less character and plot development. Is she burning out, or being rushed by her publisher as the series gains popularity? This is a light, fast read of a series as it is, but this book was too fast and too light for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/17/2010

    " I am really enjoying reading the books in this victorian set murder serirs that deals with a midwife and a an Irish cop in NYC. Much lighter than Anne Perry and quick reading. [close:] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Marie | 2/16/2010

    " This was a fun read. A little sluggish in the beginning, but then I got more in to it. Just a fun, light read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 2/5/2010

    " This mystery took me longer to figure out that others in the Gaslight series. As with the others, it was interesting to learn about customs and living conditions of that time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lpage1479 | 1/16/2010

    " I hadn't read this mystery writer before, but I liked her. Set in New York at the same time as Anne Perry and Caleb Carr. Will read more of hers! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 9/22/2009

    " Lost interest about 1/2 way through the book...I was reading this one for my book group. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janell | 7/8/2009

    " Well written murder mystery with great characters. Plus the era of time in which the story occurs is very interesting. Not especially fond of the direction that was taken in the storyline, but still an enjoyable mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 7/6/2009

    " This is the second book I've read in this series.I really enjoy them! The main character is Sarah Brandt who is a midwife in 19th century New York City. Great mysteries plus history about New York during the time period. Great summer reading! "

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About the Author

Victoria Thompson is the Edgar-nominated author of the popular Gaslight Mystery series. She has written more than twenty historical romances, including Fortune’s Lady, Murder on Bank Street, Sweet Texas Surrender, and many others. Thompson is a popular speaker and has given seminars to writers all over the country; she also teaches at Seton Hall University, where she earned her MFA. Thompson is the founder of Novelists, Inc., a national organization of published writers of popular fiction. She has also served on the board of directors of the Romance Writers of America and was cofounder of the New Jersey Romance Writers. She lives in central Pennsylvania.

About the Narrator

Suzanne Toren has recorded over nine hundred audiobooks. She has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters in works penned by Shakespeare, Molière, and Arthur Miller. She has also appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas. She was awarded the Narrator of the Year Award for her audiobook recordings for the Library of Congress and has earned more than two dozen Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine.