Murder in Chelsea
A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson, Book #15
Agatha Award Finalist, Best Historical Novel
Romantic Times Top Pick
“Thompson injects both suspense and pathos into her 15th mystery set in late-19th-century New York City.” –Publishers Weekly
Murder in Chelsea Synopsis
Sarah Brandt is shattered when she learns that a woman has inquired at the Daughters of Hope Mission for Catherine, the abandoned child she has taken as her daughter. The woman claims she was Catherine’s nursemaid, and is now acting on behalf of the girl’s mother to reunite them.
Unwilling to simply hand Catherine over to a complete stranger, Sarah asks Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to investigate. But when he goes to interview the woman at her tenement in Chelsea, he finds she has been murdered.
Though her death leaves Sarah’s claim to Catherine unchallenged, her sense of justice compels her to work with Malloy to find the killer. Their search takes them from the marble mansions of the Upper West Side to the dilapidated dwellings of lower Manhattan and into the deepest and darkest secrets of Catherine’s past.
And while Malloy helps Sarah determine the fate of the child she loves, he faces a challenge of his own—and his decision could change both their lives forever…
Praise for Murder in Chelsea
“Thompson’s Gaslight Mysteries are first-rate historicals with a strong female sleuth.” –Booklist
“Thompson’s latest tour of early-[twentieth]-century New York… combines the requisite historical details with a surprise ending.” –Kirkus Reviews
“I’ve marveled with each book in this series how much I am pulled into the world of New York City in the 1890’s. I am always reluctant to put the books down, and it seems that with each passing book, I am more and more invested in the lives of these characters.” –Carstairs Considers
“Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson has suspense, murder, great invigorating characters, a touch of love and romance, a child of love, and a ‘who done it’ that had me turning the pages very quickly, it was hard to put this book down! Victoria Thompson is the crème de la crème of mystery writers and I look forward to reading many more of her Gaslight Mysteries.” –Fresh Fiction
PUBLISHER: Berkley Prime Crime
DATE PUBLISHED: May 7, 2013
SERIES: Gaslight Mysteries, Book 15
FORMATS: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audio Book
ISBN-13: 978-0425260418 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0425260410 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-0425260456 (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 0425260453 (Paperback)