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Murder on Astor Place

Thompson, Victoria (Paperback - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Murder on Astor Place
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After a routine delivery, midwife Sarah Brandt visits her patient in a rooming house and discovers that another boarder, a young girl, has been killed. At the request of Sergeant Frank Malloy, she searches the girl's room, and discovers that the victim is from one of the most prominent families in New York and the sister of an old friend. The powerful family, fearful of scandal, refuses to permit an investigation. But with Malloy's help, Sarah begins a dangerous quest to bring the killer to justice before death claims another victim.
Authors: Thompson, Victoria (Victoria E.)
Statement of Responsibility: Victoria Thompson
Title: Murder on Astor Place
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2009
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes: "A Gaslight mystery."
Summary: After a routine delivery, midwife Sarah Brandt visits her patient in a rooming house and discovers that another boarder, a young girl, has been killed. At the request of Sergeant Frank Malloy, she searches the girl's room, and discovers that the victim is from one of the most prominent families in New York and the sister of an old friend. The powerful family, fearful of scandal, refuses to permit an investigation. But with Malloy's help, Sarah begins a dangerous quest to bring the killer to justice before death claims another victim.
Subject Headings: Historical fiction. gsafd Midwives Fiction New York (N.Y.) Fiction Police Fiction Women detectives Fiction Malloy, Frank (Fictitious character) Fiction Brandt, Sarah (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Historical fiction
Midwives
Police
Women detectives
Malloy, Frank (Fictitious character)
Brandt, Sarah (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2009517418
ISBN: 0425229726
9780425229729
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY T
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The first "Gaslight Mystery" featuring midwife Sarah Brandt.

The first "Gaslight Mystery" featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Frank Malloy. Great period atmosphere and an intriguing mystery.


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