When a murder hits close to home, Frank finds himself in an unusual position--the prime suspect in the latest installment of the national bestselling Gaslight Mystery series...Sarah and Frank Malloy are enjoying married life and looking to make their family official by adopting Catherine, the child whom Sarah rescued and has been raising as her daughter. The process seems fairly straightforward, but at the last minute, the newlyweds discover that Parnell Vaughn, Catherine's legal father,has a claim on the child, and his grasping fiance is demandinga financial settlement to relinquish parental rights. Even though exchanging money for a child is illegal, Frank and Sarah's love for Catherine drives them to comply. When Frank returns with the money and finds Vaughn beaten to death, all evidence points to Frank as the culprit. A not-quite-famous actor with modest means, Vaughn seems an unlikely candidate for murder, particularly such a violent crime of passion. But Frank soon uncovers real-lifeintrigue as dramatic as any that appears on stage. Sarah and Frank enlist those closest to them to help hunt for Vaughn's killer as Frank's own life--and the future of their family--hang in the balance....
|Title||:||Murder on Union Square (Gaslight Mystery #21)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
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Murder on Union Square (Gaslight Mystery #21) Reviews
I'm a bit torn on this series, which I've loved since the first book. It seems that, since Sarah and Frank married, they've gotten soft. The early books were excellent, gritty mysteries, but the last several (since the wedding) have been more in the cozy category. I find that, while I like to see Sarah and Frank happy, I miss the struggle of the earlier books.
Sink into the wicked world of the theater in New York. This Sarah Brandt mystery takes us to the original heart of the theater district in New York, where Sarah’s husband finds a dead actor who was legal guardian to the child the couple wants to adopt. The familiar cast of characters represent a delightful result of the melting pot that was America at the time. The Malloys are pretty well off now and Sarah is opening a clinic, but their friends and associates are a realistic mixture of ethniciti ...more
Another consistently excellent story in the Gaslight Mystery series! Thompson delivers thoughtful, suspenseful, and fascinating stories about the lives of Sarah, a midwife, her husband Frank, a former NYC policeman, and their family and friends. Fans have followed Sarah through the years (this is the 21st book in the series!), and are always well rewarded as the characters and stories grow richer and more satisfying with every entry. The period setting is well researched and presented in a well ...more
I really liked the first half of the book. The plot was exciting and, uh, a little kinky. The dialogue about Mrs. Hawkes made me giggle. The second half was a bit slow and drawn-out.
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Murder on Union Square was the 21st book of the Gaslight Mysteries series, and so there was much that I could not relate to. Even so, I plodded through, hoping the mystery would make for enjoyable reading. It didn’t.
Right away I must say that I wasn’t too impressed with the mystery. It didn’t seem solid and airtight, which is the impression that a good murder mystery should leave you with.
While the story starts with the couple w ...more
Another fascinating historical mystery set in New York City during the Victorian age of the early 1900's where Sarah a midwife and her new husband, ex-patrolman Malloy try to solve the murder of a young actor whom they have an acquaintance with through their ward Catherine. Murder on Union Square is the twenty-first in the Gaslight series by author Victoria Thompson and is just as exciting as the first one. I have grown very fond of the main characters, who want to fight for justice in an unjust ...more
AN exceptional book. Even though, this was my first ever gaslight mystery, I enjoyed it immensely. It was a hell of a ride. This book is a page turner and hooks you from the first page itself. It has amazing characters and unexpected plot twists, humor, and is at the same time an old style murder mystery. I would recommend it to anybody who loves murder mysteries. It is a must read.
I discovered this series about two years ago and quickly read all the books that had been published. The series was decent at first, but now reading it feels like a chore. Honestly, there have only been seven really good books out of twenty-one.
One major problem is that only one book per year is released. That was not an issue at first because I read all but a few books back-to-back, but now it is no fun waiting for an entire year to pass before reading the next entry. It's even less fun when th ...more