Murder on Marble Row
A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson, Book #6
Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award Finalist
“Fast-paced… Victoria Thompson has crafted another Victorian page-turner!” –Robin Paige, author of Death in Hyde Park: A Victorian Mystery
Murder on Marble Row Synopsis
As a turn-of-the-century midwife in New York City’s tenements, Sarah Brandt has seen more than her share of joy and sorrow, birth and death. Now, in this new novel in the Edgar® Award-nominated series, she’s drawn into a politically-charged case where her help is not wanted—but is very much needed.
When an explosion kills wealthy industrialist Gregory Van Dyke, Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt presumes that anarchists are responsible and personally asks Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to track them down. Malloy is up to the challenge—but he faces a different kind of challenge when he encounters Sarah Brandt paying a condolence call on the Van Dykes. Faced with the impossibility of ever expressing his true feelings for Sarah, Frank had vowed never to see or work with her again.
For her part, Sarah is glad to be working with Malloy once again in his hunt for a dangerous killer—though they clash over his conviction that the murder was politically motivated. Frank would like to dismiss her concerns, but whether he likes it or not, he needs Sarah’s help because as she knows—and he is about to discover—the marble facades of Fifth Avenue hide as many dark and twisted secrets as any tenement on the Lower East Side.
Praise for Murder on Marble Row
“An entertaining mix of history and mystery, complete with cameos from Teddy Roosevelt and Emma Goldman. Edgar® [Award]-nominated author Thompson transports readers back to New York City at the turn of the century in her sixth Gaslight Mystery.” –Booklist
“Cleverly plotted… provides abundant fair play and plenty of convincing period detail. This light, quick read engages the readers’ emotions.” –Publishers Weekly
“Intriguing… a surprise ending… a very enjoyable read.” –Kate Kingsbury, author of Paint by Murder
“Fans of Anne Perry will certainly enjoy this Americanized look at class differences in turn-of-the-century New York and superior sleuthing.” –Library Journal
PUBLISHER: Berkley Prime Crime
DATE PUBLISHED: June 1, 2004
SERIES: Gaslight Mysteries, Book 6
FORMATS: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audio Book
ISBN-13: 978-0425196106 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0425196100 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-0425198704 (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 0425198707 (Paperback)