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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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! "

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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.