Murder in Chinatown
A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson, Book #9
“A suspenseful tale of casual racism and corrupt police.” –Kirkus Reviews
Murder in Chinatown Synopsis
Sarah Brandt has made her uneasy way down to Chinatown to deliver a baby. There she meets a group of women she might otherwise never have come across: Irish girls who, after alighting on Ellis Island completely alone, have married Chinese men in the same predicament. And although the new century has practically arrived, New Yorkers, immigrants and natives alike, still cling to their own kind. So the mixed-race children of these marriages are often treated badly, by both the Irish and the Chinese.
Unfortunately, the police share such attitudes, so when the new mother’s half-Chinese, half-Irish, fifteen-year-old niece goes missing, Sarah knows that alerting them will prove futile. But she knows one person she can turn to—Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy. Together they begin the search for the girl themselves.
And when the missing girl is found dead in a Chinatown alley, Sarah and Malloy have ample suspects in her murder—from both sides of Canal Street.
Praise for Murder in Chinatown
“The action of this thought-provoking novel with its vivid portrait of the miseries of tenement life builds to an unexpected climax.” –Publishers Weekly
“The latest Gaslight Mystery is terrific… the whodunit comes late and enhances the deep look at early twentieth century racism in New York. The final twist will stun the audience, but it is the discerning look at life during the Gaslight era that makes Victoria Thompson’s newest historical a must-read for sub-genre fans.” –The Best Reviews
“This is a wonderful addition to the Gaslight series, one of the best historical mystery series currently being published. Thompson fills her novel with intriguing historical information, first-rate plotting and a surprise ending.” –Romantic Times
“You’ll find out all sorts of truly fascinating stuff about the history of the coolest city in the world. AND there is a sweet romance going on… I love mysteries like this… I don’t know who Victoria Thompson is, but I wish she’d write faster!!” –Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author
PUBLISHER: Berkley Prime Crime
DATE PUBLISHED: June 5, 2007
SERIES: Gaslight Mysteries, Book 9
FORMATS: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audio Book
ISBN-13: 978-0425215319 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0425215318 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-0425222058 (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 0425222055 (Paperback)