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Murder on Madison Square by Victoria Thompson book cover (detail) shows Madison Square in New York City in the early 1900's. It's dusk and gas street lamps are lit. A woman in blue walks by, and a woman in yellow sits on a bench.

Praise for the Gaslight Mystery Series by Victoria Thompson

“The Gaslight series [is] one of the best historical mystery series currently being published.” –Romantic Times

“Victoria Thompson is the crème de la crème of mystery writers…” –Fresh Fiction

“Thompson’s command of period detail and her insight into such issues as the era’s blatant sexism put her in the forefront of historical mystery writers.” –Publishers Weekly

“Victoria Thompson shines… Anne Perry and Caleb Carr fans rejoice!” –Tamar Myers, author of The Hand that Rocks the Ladle

“Thompson’s Gaslight Mysteries are first-rate historicals with a strong female sleuth.” –Booklist

“Exciting… lovers of history, mystery and romance are not going to be disappointed… will hold the reader in thrall.” –Romantic Times Book Club

“…with writing this good, I would recommend not missing a single Thompson tale.” –Suspense Magazine

“You’ll find out all sorts of truly fascinating stuff about the history of the coolest city in the world. AND there is a sweet romance going on… I don’t know who Victoria Thompson is, but I wish she’d write faster!!” –Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author

“Victoria Thompson has a knack for putting the reader inside her character’s heads, and her detailed descriptions of New York at the turn of the century bring the setting vividly to life.” –Kate Kingsbury, author of Paint By Murder

“I’ve marveled with each book in this series how much I am pulled into the world of New York City in the 1890’s. I am always reluctant to put the books down, and it seems that with each passing book, I am more and more invested in the lives of these characters.” –Carstairs Considers

“Engaging… clever twists and turns… The story line is loaded with action and strong characters, but [what] makes the tale is the vivid description of Manhattan at the turn of the century…”  –Harriet Klausner

“I am impressed with how Thompson continues to keep this series fresh. Great characters, interesting history, and compelling mysteries—what’s not to love?” –The Book Review

City of Shadows by Victoria Thompson book cover (detail) shows a well-dressed young woman with red hair in an early 1900s room, sitting at at table with a gas lamp burning on it. A sign on the wall says "Madame Ophelia - Readings"

Praise for the Counterfeit Lady Novels by Victoria Thompson

“By far the best historical mystery series I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.” –Criminal Element

“Sprightly romance, clever dialogue, and authentic historical details…” –Publishers Weekly

“With vivid character mannerisms, heavy historical influence and just the right amount of romance, Thompson has created an extraordinary foundation for a series.” –Romantic Times

“Thompson brings an irresistible heroine onstage, backs her up with a terrific cast of sidekicks and delivers a rattling good plot.” –Catriona McPherson, author of the multi-award-winning Dandy Gilver Mysteries

“Completely captivating! Clever, engaging and romantic, this unlikely heroine will have you cheering her courage—and eagerly awaiting her next adventure.” –Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark Award–winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan

“A new, compelling and very different heroine.” –New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen

“Fast paced and intriguing.” –Nancy Herriman, author of the A Mystery of Old San Francisco series

“Suspenseful and delightful… a riveting historical page-turner that engaged me at every step.” –bestselling author Edith Maxwell

“Sure to delight fans of history and suspense…” –D. E. Ireland, author of the Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins Mysteries

“I loved this heroine! Elizabeth is a woman of her time yet timeless in spirit.” –Alyssa Maxwell, author of the Gilded Newport Mysteries

“Strong, smart and savvy, this counterfeit lady is a grifter with a heart of gold, and I look forward to her next adventure!” –Ashley Weaver, author of the Amory Ames Mysteries

“Combines a cunning protagonist with a simmering romance and gripping suspense to form a story that is certain to beguile readers hook, line, and sinker.” –Anna Lee Huber USA Today bestselling author of the Lady Darby Mysteries

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