Murder on Waverly Place
A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson, Book #11
“This book will have you turning pages until you reach the satisfying final page. I’m already plotting my next trip back in time to visit Sarah and Frank.” –Carstairs Considers
Murder on Waverly Place Synopsis
Sarah Brandt is not completely surprised when her very proper mother asks her to attend a séance. She knows that Mrs. Decker still carries great guilt over the death of her older daughter, Maggie. So Sarah reluctantly accompanies her.
Though the spiritualist does seem to contact Maggie, Sarah remains skeptical. But Mrs. Decker is convinced and, unbeknownst to Sarah, returns to the Waverly Place town house for another séance. Only this time, one of the attendees doesn’t succeed in speaking to the dead–she joins them.
Now, it’s up to Sarah and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to protect Mrs. Decker from scandal. But first, they have to determine how a woman was murdered in the pitch dark when all the suspects were holding the hands of the persons next to them.
Praise for Murder on Waverly Place
“Thompson’s Gaslight Mystery series provides a fascinating window into a bygone era.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Sarah Brandt makes an intriguing sleuth, and her Gaslight series is a consistent winner. Strong characters, clever plotting, and the hint of the supernatural that comes with a story centered around spiritualism make this page-turner a must for both fans and readers new to the series.” –Booklist
“The author provides historical details that not only add authenticity to the story but also interest and depth. The characters are well drawn, and the supernatural element adds a bit of intrigue. Readers who enjoy historical mysteries will find this a good introduction to the characters and the setting; those familiar with the series will look forward to another satisfying entry.” –Mysterious Reviews
PUBLISHER: Berkley Prime Crime
DATE PUBLISHED: June 2, 2009
SERIES: Gaslight Mysteries, Book 11
FORMATS: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audio Book
ISBN-13: 978-0425227756 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0425227758 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0425235203 (Paperback)