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Murder in Murray Hill
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Murder in Murray Hill
Gaslight Mystery Series, Book 16
When facing injustice, the residents of nineteenth-century New York City’s tenements turn to midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to protect their rights. Now, as the Edgar® and Agatha Award–nominated series continues, the two must track down a cruel criminal preying on the hopes and dreams of innocent women…
A Gaslight Mystery
Frank Malloy has never known any life other than that of a cop, but his newfound inheritance threatens his position within his department. While trying to keep both his relationship with Sarah and his fortune under wraps, he’s assigned to a new case—finding a missing young woman for her worried father, Henry Livingston.
It seems the girl had been responding to “lonely hearts” ads in the paper for months before she disappeared. Her father thinks that she’s eloped with a deceptive stranger, but Malloy fears the worst, knowing that the grifters who place such ads often do much more than simply abscond with their victims. But as Sarah and Malloy delve deeper into a twisted plot targeting the city’s single women, it’s their partnership—both professional and private—that winds up in the greatest peril…
When facing injustice, the residents of nineteenth-century New York City’s tenements turn to midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to protect their rights. Now, as the Edgar® and Agatha Award–nominated series continues, the two must track down a cruel criminal preying on the hopes and dreams of innocent women…
A Gaslight Mystery
Frank Malloy has never known any life other than that of a cop, but his newfound inheritance threatens his position within his department. While trying to keep both his relationship with Sarah and his fortune under wraps, he’s assigned to a new case—finding a missing young woman for her worried father, Henry Livingston.
It seems the girl had been responding to “lonely hearts” ads in the paper for months before she disappeared. Her father thinks that she’s eloped with a deceptive stranger, but Malloy fears the worst, knowing that the grifters who place such ads often do much more than simply abscond with their victims. But as Sarah and Malloy delve deeper into a twisted plot targeting the city’s single women, it’s their partnership—both professional and private—that winds up in the greatest peril…
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    March 10, 2014
    Thompson convincingly portrays late-19th-century New York City in her 16th Gaslight mystery, but she has put her male lead, NYPD Det. Sgt. Frank Malloy, into an awkward spot. Toward the end of the previous entry, 2013’s Murder in Chelsea, Malloy learned that he was going to inherit a fortune. Once word reaches Malloy’s police colleagues of his imminent windfall, he realizes his job is on the line. At police headquarters, Chief O’Brien fires him, saying, “You’re a good man, but millionaires aren’t cops.” Malloy, who was in the midst of a missing-persons case involving women who answered a personal ad in the newspaper, manages to keep his hand in as a private investigator. While Malloy may be on track to follow this new career path in future installments, Thompson will have some work to do to make this scenario plausible. Agent: Nancy Yost, Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

  • Library Journal

    May 1, 2014

    Sarah Brandt, midwife, and Frank Malloy, police detective, may have grown up in different worlds in late 19th-century New York City, but their love has developed through this series. Now, as they plan their upcoming marriage, they are at a crossroads. Frank is dismissed from the NYPD because of his new status as a millionaire (see Murder in Chelsea). But he is involved in a final case--a distraught father has reported his spinster daughter missing. Frank learns that the young woman had been lured into meeting a man through a newspaper's personal ads (think online dating gone bad). He asks Sarah to help him track this stranger down, and signs of despicable sex crimes soon confront them. The ringleader of the sex ring is killed, but evidence in the house suggests many young women may have been murder victims, too. Ever determined, Frank and Sarah meet the challenge. VERDICT The horrors of the modern-day Cleveland abduction case will come to mind in this disturbing entry in Thompson's long-running historical procedural series. Partner with Stefanie Pintoff and Rhys Bowen (Molly Murphy series).

    Copyright 2014 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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