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Murder on St. Mark’s Place

A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson, Book #2
Edgar® Award Finalist, Best Paperback Original

“Lovers of history, mystery, and romance won’t be disappointed. Exciting… will hold the reader in thrall.” —Romantic Times

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Murder on St. Mark’s Place Synopsis
As a midwife in the turn-of-the-century tenements of New York City, Sarah Brandt has seen suffering and joy, birth and death—and even murder. And the crime-ridden streets of the teeming city offer little relief from either.

Thinking she has been summoned by German immigrant Agnes Otto to usher a new life into the world, Sarah Brandt is greeted by the news of an untimely death instead. It seems that Agnes’s beautiful younger sister, Gerda, had fallen into the life of a “Charity Girl.” Caught up in the false glamour of the city’s nightlife, she would trade her company—and her favors—not for money, but for lavish gifts and an evenings’ entertainment. And now she was dead; victim, no doubt, of one of her “gentlemen friends.”

No one cares much about the fate of girls like Gerda, but Sarah does. And she vows to find her killer. To do so, she turns to Sergeant Frank Malloy. As the two pursue an investigation that leads from the bright lights of Coney Island to the stately homes of Fifth Avenue, they find that their shared passion for justice may cost them dearly…

Praise for Murder on St. Mark’s Place
“As Victoria Thompson colorfully demonstrates in her latest ‘Gaslight Mystery,’ New York City at the beginning of the twentieth century is a dangerous place for its melting pot immigrants… [She] weaves a fine mystery for readers who enjoy solving a difficult puzzler.” —BookBrowser

“I’m enjoying the slow burn romance that neither one of them is willing to admit to yet.” –Carstairs Considers

“The characters and setting are wonderful. New York in the grips of a summer heat wave shimmers off the pages, and you can almost smell the sea air at Coney Island.” –Historical Novel Society

PUBLISHER: Berkley Prime Crime
DATE PUBLISHED: March 1, 2000
SERIES: Gaslight Mysteries, Book 2
FORMATS: Paperback, eBook, Audio Book
ISBN-13: 978-0425173619
ISBN-10: 0425173615