Murder on Lenox Hill
A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson, Book #7
“Entertaining and well-written. The pace is very fast and the mystery is particularly rewarding.” –Roundtable Reviews
Murder on Lenox Hill Synopsis
As a midwife working in the tenements of turn-of-the-century New York, Sarah Brandt has witnessed her share of joy and misery, birth and death. Now, in the latest installment of the Edgar® Award-nominated series, Sarah finds herself in the thick of a scandal that threatens to ruin not only one upstanding family, but an entire community.
When the affluent Lintons of Lenox Hill summon Sarah Brandt to examine their teenage daughter, their worst fear is confirmed: She is with child. The pregnancy is a mystery, however, as the young woman—mentally still a child herself—is never left on her own and denies that any man has ever hurt her.
To help her discover who is responsible, Sarah, after much prodding, enlists the aid of her friend, Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, who is reluctant to get involved, since no crime has been reported. It’s a delicate investigation, casting suspicion on those close to the Lintons, including members of their local congregation—and even their beloved minister, the Reverend Oliver Upchurch.
But fate deals their inquiry a harsh blow when the reverend falls dead during a service—poisoned by cyanide-laced wine in his chalice. Now, Sarah and Frank must not only uncover the truth behind the Linton girl’s pregnancy, they must track down Upchurch’s killer before this entire sordid affair wreaks havoc on more innocent lives.
Praise for Murder on Lenox Hill
“A master of the period mystery.” –Publishers Weekly
“[Murder on Lenox Hill] grabs one’s interest early, especially since the crimes seem so unsolvable… Ms. Thompson is skilled at dialogue… and this dialogue moves the book along quickly.” –The Washington Times
“A convincing tale of depravity and death among the upper classes of old New York.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Atmosphere-drenched historical series… The developing relationship between Sarah and Frank, who both must overcome parental objections, adds a new dimension to the series. Recommend this to historical-mystery readers.” –Booklist
PUBLISHER: Berkley Prime Crime
DATE PUBLISHED: June 6, 2005
SERIES: Gaslight Mysteries, Book 7
FORMATS: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audio Book
ISBN-13: 978-0425202609 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0425202607 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-0425206102 (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 0425206106 (Paperback)