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Murder on Sisters’ Row

A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson, Book #13

“A cleverly written Victorian mystery with a bombshell ending.” –Fresh Fiction

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Murder on Sisters’ Row Synopsis
Midwife Sarah Brandt braves the dangers of the tenements in nineteenth-century New York to help the impoverished and, with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, bring the guilty that prey on them to justice. Now, the latest novel in the Edgar® Award-nominated series finds Sarah compelled to save an expectant mother from a fate worse than death…

Summoned to deliver a baby one afternoon, Sarah finds herself escorted to an elegant house—which turns out to be a brothel. The young woman in labor reveals she is being held against her will and forced to prostitute herself—and that the madam intends to get rid of the baby.

Despite Malloy’s warnings against involvement with such a dangerous criminal element, Sarah seeks the assistance of Mrs. Vivian Van Orner, a woman of means known for her charitable work with girls who have fallen into prostitution, to rescue the new mother and her infant. But their success seems to come at a high price when Mrs.Van Orner is found dead—murdered.

Though the madam is immediately suspect, as Sarah and Malloy investigate, they uncover some unpleasant truths—about the victim and her charity—and the woman and child Sarah risked her own life to save…

Praise for Murder on Sisters’ Row
“Engaging…A wonderful read.” –Genre Go Round Reviews

“Thompson does her usual persuasive job in recreating the past.” –Publishers Weekly

“The 13th installment of Thompson’s Gaslight Mystery series continues a fine tradition of meticulously researched period fiction written in an engaging cozy style. Cues are sprinkled liberally throughout the narrative, which takes some interesting twists just when the reader thinks they might have solved the case. Likable, relatable characters and a convincing portrait of a society still struggling with class and gender issues make this mystery a winner all around.” –Romantic Times

PUBLISHER: Berkley Prime Crime
DATE PUBLISHED: June 7, 2011
SERIES: Gaslight Mysteries, Book 13
FORMATS: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audio Book
ISBN-13: ‎978-0425241158 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: ‎0425241157 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: ‎978-0425248003 (Paperback)
ISBN-10: ‎0425248003 (Paperback)