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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (680 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: 9781461803706
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In this compelling Gaslight Mystery by Edgar Award-nominated author Victoria Thompson, a lady of means helps midwife Sarah Brandt rescue a young woman and her newborn.

Midwife Sarah Brandt braves the dangers of the tenements in nineteenth-century New York to help the impoverished and, with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, bring to justice the guilty who prey on them. Now, this latest novel finds Sarah compelled to save an expectant mother from a fate worse than death.

Summoned to an elegant house to deliver a baby, Sarah finds that her patient is actually in a brothel. The young woman in labor reveals that she is being held against her will and forced to prostitute herself—and that the madam intends to get rid of the baby.

To rescue the new mother and her infant, Sarah secures the assistance of Mrs. Vivian Van Orner, a woman of means known for her charitable work. But their success comes at a high price when Mrs.Van Orner is found murdered.

With Malloy’s help, Sarah’s investigation uncovers some unpleasant truths about the victim and her charity—as well as the woman and child whom Sarah risked her own life to save.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Murder and mystery follow with a large cast of interesting and complex characters…A blend of historical fact and fiction, it is a fascinating read…surprising and satisfying.”

    VOYA

  • “Thompson does her usual persuasive job in recreating the past.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Thompson’s enjoyable historical series continues to highlight the social injustices of the time, some of which continue to this day.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 2/20/2014

    " A nice easy read in the Gaslight series. Love the setting of old NY and the characters. Strong woman making her way on her own breaking a bit free from the shelters wealthy family from which she comes. NY of that era is filled with interesting stories and people. Victoria Thompson is a good writer. Just wish that the budding romance between Sarah and Frank actually went somewhere. Mystery solving is fine but characters that don't evolve gets tiresome in a series after a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisha (lishie) | 2/14/2014

    " I continue to love this series, more so for the characters than the mysteries. I figured this one out too. And I am a little concerned by how "innocent" Sarah Brant still is but overall... This is the 2nd of 4 books I've read by candlelight during our week W/O power due to Hurricane Sandy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 2/8/2014

    " Enjoyable addition to one of my favorite mystery series. The characters are like old friends and it was nice to visit with them again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirsten | 2/4/2014

    " More of the same. I always hope for more with this series. While the stories are well researched, the characters lack depth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 2/3/2014

    " I enjoy reading Ms. Thompson's books, she writes her story where you actually feel and envision how life was back in the early 19th century. Her books are not hard reads, but they are entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 2/1/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoy this series. Well-written, great characters, good mystery, historical interest...what more could you want? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arlene Allen | 1/29/2014

    " I can't exactly put my finger on it, but this seemed to be one of the weaker titles in the series. Maybe because there was no development of the major characters, and the minor ones all seemed rather stock. I was disappointed. I hope something happens soon with Sarah and Malloy to liven things up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita Garcia | 1/20/2014

    " The theme was the same yet intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryann | 1/7/2014

    " Not quite as good as Anne Perry, but I'll read others of Thompson's mid 1800 mysteries set in NYC. Sarah Brandt is a midwife. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 1/3/2014

    " Starting to lose their magic. The relationship between Sarah and Malloy needs to move on. Story itself is more of the same. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laylah | 12/9/2013

    " Gaslight mystery on autopilot. Zip on character development. The mystery plot is quite weak with too few suspects to keep the suspense going. Disappointing is the word to sum up this installment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vircar | 12/6/2013

    " Not as good as some of her others "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jerelyn | 11/26/2013

    " There was no sexual tention between the MC's in this one. It was just okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 11/26/2013

    " Quick light read. Interesting look at mores and attitudes of a different time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 8/10/2013

    " Good book, I like Novels of mystery set back in time, and I like the characters. Not as good as Anne Perry, but a very good read, I will get some of the back ones in the Gaslight series, and get "up to date". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 2/6/2013

    " Love this series--grew up in Chelsea so the area is familiar--plus my grandmother and mother lived in lower Manhattan at the turn of the 20th century so the clothing, street scenes etc are much as they described them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johanna | 12/7/2012

    " Not one of her best, but still enjoyable. A very quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane Davis | 11/24/2012

    " Another great mystery by Victoria Thompson... This series in set in New York in the late 1800's I think and they are great.... But I sure wouldn't haven't wanted to live there at that time... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 10/15/2012

    " Good quality short mystery that I have come to expect from Victoria Thompson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Inez | 9/19/2012

    " I love this series. It's a nice cozy, that intertwines the central mystery with events in the everyday lives of its two protagonists, so that you can't help but want to read more. There's mystery and romance set against a Victorian background. What more could you want? "

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

    " I really (!) want Frank and Sarah to get together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 7/27/2012

    " Another fantastic book by Victoria Thompson. A must read. She takes another step when considering mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 7/21/2012

    " I enjoy this series set in the Victorian time in NY. Many strong women come forward during this period both here and in England. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin72 | 6/7/2012

    " Interesting characters, not as strong as it could have been "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana Glover | 5/2/2012

    " I loved this book, but please progress the love story along between Frank and Sarah!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Audrey | 2/12/2012

    " The first 30 pages really drew me in. I was like SWEET this is going to be a good book. But I was actually very disappointed. It ended up being really lame and it took forever to get to the point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy Mead | 1/3/2012

    " As usual, a great read about women at the turn of the century in NYC. This one has a slightly different twist, when the woman Sarah helps turns out to be not a very nice person. The charities at the turn of the century are not havens for those that need help either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 9/2/2011

    " I loved this book and the series "

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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.