Rarely do I stick with a series for more than 5 or 6 books. The Gaslight Mysteries by Victoria Thompson are an exception to that. The series is set in turn of the century New York City. The main character, Sarah Brandt, is a midwife which enables her to travel through various sections of Manhattan. When the series begins, she is a widow and estranged from her wealthy parents. There are currently 17 books in the series. Start with #1, Murder on Astor Place. This is by far, one of my favorite mystery series. In many of the books, it is fairly easy to figure out the murderer, but I keep coming back to it because of the characters and setting. Lovers of historical fiction and cozy mysteries should give this a try.
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As a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York, Sarah Brandt has seen pain and joy. Now she will work for something more -- a search for justice -- in a case of murder involving one of New York's richest families.
About the Author
Victoria Thompson is the Edgar(r) Award-nominated author of the Gaslight mystery series and 20 additional historical novels. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.