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Murder on Astor Place

A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson, Book #1
Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee, First Mystery

“Victoria Thompson is off to a blazing start with… Murder on Astor Place… Don’t miss her first tantalizing mystery.” –#1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter

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Murder on Astor Place Synopsis
From bestselling author Victoria Thompson, the first novel in the Edgar® and Agatha Award-nominated Gaslight Mystery series introduces Sarah Brandt, a midwife in the turn-of-the-century tenements of Manhattan who refuses to turn a blind eye to the injustices of the crime-ridden city…

After a routine delivery, Sarah visits her patient in a rooming house—and discovers that another boarder, a young girl, has been killed. At the request of Sergeant Frank Malloy, she searches the girl’s room. She discovers that the victim is from one of the most prominent families in New York—and the sister of an old friend. The powerful family, fearful of scandal, refuses to permit an investigation. But with Malloy’s help, Sarah begins a dangerous quest to bring the killer to justice—before death claims another victim…

Praise for Murder on Astor Place
“A marvelous debut mystery with compelling characters, a fascinating setting, and a stunning resolution. It’s the best mystery I’ve read in ages.” –Jill Churchill, author of The Merchant in Menace

“One of the most spellbinding debuts I’ve ever come across. The setting is beautifully drawn, and Thompson shows a steady hand at creating human drama. The sexual tension between Malloy and Brandt is palpable. This is a bravura performance that will leave you impatient for the next installment.” –Romantic Times

“Enthralling… Fascinating characters with a story to tell.”–Fresh Fiction

“Sprinkled with fascinating details of turn-of-the-century New York City, Thompson’s old-fashioned mystery takes the reader from the mansions of Fifth Avenue to the flophouses of the Lower East Side. In this first installment in a new series of historical mysteries, Thompson vividly re-creates the gas-lit world of old New York, concluding her mystery with revelations that will shock even 20th-century readers.” –Publishers Weekly

“Victoria Thompson shines… Anne Perry and Caleb Carr fans, rejoice!” –National bestselling author Tamar Myers

“Exciting… will appeal to Anne Perry fans.” –Mystery Scene

“A great historical mystery… fast-paced and filled with wonderful characters.” –Harriet Klausner

“The corrupt, vibrant, crowded world of late 19th century New York fills the pages… the best part…[is the] relationship between Sarah and Malloy… Can’t wait until they share another adventure.” –The Mystery Reader

“[A] fascinating window into a bygone era.”–Kirkus Reviews

“Fresh and fabulous. [Thompson’s] eye for detail adds rich colors and shadows to the sweeping landscape of 1899 New York City.” –Open Book Society

PUBLISHER: Berkley Prime Crime
SERIES: Gaslight Mysteries, Book 1
FORMATS: Paperback, eBook, Audio Book
ISBN-13: 978-0425168967
ISBN-10: 0425168964