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Murder on Fifth Avenue

A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson, Book #14
Agatha Award Finalist, Best Historical Novel

Victoria Thompson delivers yet another charming turn of the century murder mystery… Murder on Fifth Avenue spins magic on every page.” –Fresh Fiction

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Murder on Fifth Avenue Synopsis
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® Award-nominated series finds Sarah and Malloy investigating the murder of a Knickerbocker club member who was made to pay his dues…

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’s left behind his own unofficial club of sorts, populated by everyone who despised him. As he 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 revoked Devries’ membership—permanently.

Praise for Murder on Fifth Avenue
“Thompson… once more weaves the class differences and casual bigotry of the period into a mystery with some neat twists.” –Kirkus Reviews

“I’m so glad I started the Gaslight Mysteries. These trips back in time are always a delight, and Murder on Fifth Avenue is another wonderful entry in the series.” –Carstairs Considers

“Newcomers as well as old fans will find this an intelligent and engrossing look at society and its hypocrisy.” –Publishers Weekly

“The story has many fascinating details of the turn-of-the-century New York City. The author does a wonderful job of capturing the time and place.” –Journal-Advocate

PUBLISHER: Berkley Prime Crime
DATE PUBLISHED: May 12, 2014
SERIES: Gaslight Mysteries, Book 14
FORMATS: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audio Book
ISBN-13: ‎978-0425247419 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: ‎0425247414 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10:‎ 0425255379 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: ‎978-0425255377 (Paperback)