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Murder on Lexington Avenue

A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson, Book #12

“Victoria Thompson’s 12th Gaslight Mystery is just as interesting and fresh as her early works in this series.” –Mysteries & My Musings

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Murder on Lexington Avenue Synopsis
When a wealthy businessman is murdered, Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy is assigned to investigate, even though the crime is out of his jurisdiction. The reason, he soon realizes, is that the man has a deaf daughter–and it is well known that Malloy’s own son attends the New York Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.

The victim sent his daughter to a rival institution with different views on teaching the deaf and was an influential supporter of their program. Malloy suspects that the killer may be affiliated with his son’s school. Or it might be a family member. Or a business rival. It’s a difficult case, but one that Malloy is sure will not involve Sarah Brandt–until the new widow goes into labor while he is interviewing her, and she refuses to send for her own physician…

So Malloy calls upon Sarah. Finding herself in an unfamiliar world, where those who can hear refuse to listen to those who cannot, Sara must determine who is right and who is innocent before she and Malloy can ever hope to find the killer.

Praise for Murder on Lexington Avenue
“Series fans will be thrilled with this latest entry; recommend[ed] to fans of the Molly Murphy mysteries.” –Booklist

“In Thompson’s fine 12th mystery set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City… [She] does a solid job bringing the past to life.” –Publishers Weekly

“Thompson… illuminates a battle in the deaf community that continues even today.” –Kirkus Reviews

PUBLISHER: Berkley Prime Crime
DATE PUBLISHED: June 1, 2010
SERIES: Gaslight Mysteries, Book 12
FORMATS: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audio Book
ISBN-13:‎ 978-0425234372 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: ‎0425234371 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: ‎978-0425241875 (Paperback)
ISBN-10: ‎0425241874 (Paperback)