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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (550 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: July 2012 ISBN: 9781464036149
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Victoria Thompson is the Edgar Award-nominated author of the Gaslight Mysteries and numerous historical romance novels. Set in nineteenth-century New York, Murder on Fifth Avenue follows midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy as they investigate the murder of a Knickerbocker club member.

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 death of a Knickerbocker club member who was made to pay his dues—permanently.

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 has left behind his own unofficial club of sorts, populated by everyone who despised him. As Malloy 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 killed Devries.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Newcomers as well as old fans will find this an intelligent and engrossing look at society and its hypocrisy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Thompson once more weaves the class differences and casual bigotry of the period into a mystery with some neat twists.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Victoria Thompson has a knack for putting the reader inside her characters’ heads and…[brings] the setting vividly to life.”

    Kate Kingsbury, author of Mistletoe and Mayhem

  • A 2012 Agatha Award Nominee for Best Historical Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jewell | 2/18/2014

    " I am going to have to quit reading this if the relationship between the main characters doesn't grow soon. The mystery is not good enough to hold me to this series...I come back for the development of the characters and there have been too many books where there just isn't any. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Davis | 2/17/2014

    " Great mystery... Kept me guessing almost to the very end... I love these old New York mysteries... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ulli | 2/12/2014

    " I love her books, and this is another winner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 2/10/2014

    " This is the 14th book in the Gaslight Mystery series. I love the series - great characters, wonderful setting ( New York City at the turn of the century) and always a murder to solve. I am sorry I have to wait a year for the next book to come out. I think next year's book will find Sarah and her detective friend moving forward in their relationship. Can't wait! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maribeth | 2/10/2014

    " This was another good one in the series. After 14 books, it's a really credit to the author to keep them entertaining. The characters are evolving and in this one, we get to see more of Sarah's parents - with a bit of a cliffhanger at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 2/9/2014

    " The absence of tension between the protagonists takes away from the plot. Felt a bit bland. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 2/5/2014

    " This latest installment of the Sarah Brandt series was well written and the characters were well developed. This was a fun read as far as mysteries go. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/26/2014

    " there is a certain satisfaction in solving the mystery before the detective. But it also makes me wonder if the series is getting too predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianne | 1/19/2014

    " The mystery kept me guessing until the end and there were a lot of scenes between Malloy and Sarah as well as Sarah's parents - I'm hoping this might pave the way for some movement forward. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 1/19/2014

    " I love this series. I too, wish that there was more romance.The mysteries are usually fun to follow and it is a quick and good read for me.It is not a deep or life changing book. It is meant to be a fun get a way.I will read the next one as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 1/17/2014

    " Gosh, I love this series so much! This was yet another entirely satisfying mystery...even more so than usual, actually. I can't wait till the next book when...stuff happens! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 12/29/2013

    " My first introduction to the "gaslight" series and I found it delightful. Full of observations of 19th century New York (the city, the attitudes, the mores, the culture) woven into a mystery story with interesting characters. Will definitely read more of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 12/23/2013

    " Not great writing but fun mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tory Wagner | 12/21/2013

    " Another good one in this Gaslight Series. The "topic" explored in this one was the sexual abuse of women as well as the plight of people who have been scammed in the stock market. The mystery takes front stage, but in each of these books, Thompson weaves in some important issue. Very enjoyable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia Brooks | 12/14/2013

    " A great little mystery series and this one felt like it was moving the story forward, more so than the last few books. Fun, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vince | 12/11/2013

    " Really enjoy this series. Author keeps your interest after all these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Clark | 12/6/2013

    " Something needs to happen with their relationship!! It's on eternal hold! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 12/3/2013

    " The mystery is good but I'm so ready for Sarah and Malloy to just admit they're crazy about each other. Hoping that the stuff that happened in this one set that up to start moving faster than the reverse glacial pace it's been stuck at for a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie Machardy | 11/15/2013

    " My mom and I have continued to read this Victorian mystery series and still enjoy it. Easy read, clean enough for an 86 year old, and interesting twists! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlies | 5/23/2013

    " These are enjoyable "easy readers" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eli | 11/30/2012

    " At least this time both Sarah & Malloy were mistaken in their 1st few accusations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naticia | 9/12/2012

    " So sweet. I can't wait to see what happens with Sarah and Frank in the next book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maxine | 7/27/2012

    " This story was set in nineteenth century New York and one of the Gaslight Mysteries. Its always fun to continue reading about the characters you have gotten to know. The main character's mother was a delight. "

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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.