Murder on Washington Square
A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson, Book #4
USA Today Featured Mystery
“Captivating from start to finish… a true masterpiece that’s highly recommended.” –Kate Mede, author of the Beauty Regency Novellas
Murder on Washington Square Synopsis
Turn-of-the-century New York City midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Molloy are thrust into a twisted case of murder—when a seductress falls victim to her own charades.
Sarah Brandt is surprised when the son of her superstitious next door neighbor asks for her professional advice. She’s even more surprised to learn that mild-mannered Nelson Ellsworth has a mistress and has gotten her with child. When the young woman later turns up dead under the infamous hanging tree in Washington Square, Nelson is the prime suspect. Sarah knows he must be innocent, and she enlists the help of her friend, Detective Frank Malloy, to help her find the real killer.
When the crime becomes public knowledge, Sarah and Frank must battle a legion of scandal mongering newspaper reporters who are intent on trying and convicting Nelson before he has even been charged with the crime. With the help of Nelson’s mother and an ambitious reporter, Sarah must prove that, in this case, the victim may have been the victimizer.
Praise for Murder on Washington Square
“If you love a good mystery, well twisted plots and thought-out characters and villains, this is the book for you.” –Kate Mede, author of the Beauty Regency Novellas
“Clever… adults will be challenged to solve the mystery.” –KLIATT
“New York City of the 1890’s is really another character. We get a feel for what life was like back then on every page of the book. And a few real people do make cameos, which is fun.” –Carstairs Considers
PUBLISHER: Berkley Prime Crime
DATE PUBLISHED: April 2, 2002
SERIES: Gaslight Mysteries, Book 4
FORMATS: Paperback, eBook, Audio Book