Murder on Astor Place (Mass Market Paperbound)

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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780425168967
ISBN-10: 0425168964
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Publication Date: April 9th, 1999
Pages: 278
Language: English
Series: Gaslight Mysteries