Victoria Thompson is the Edgar® Awardnominated author of the Gaslight Mysteries (Murder on Fifth Avenue, Murder on Sisters' Row, Murder on Lexington Avenue) and numerous historical novels. She lives in Western Pennsylvania with her family.
Sarah Brandt is shattered when she learns that a woman has inquired at the Daughters of Hope Mission for Catherine, the abandoned child she has taken as her daughter. The woman claims she was Catherine’s nursemaid, and is now acting on behalf of the girl’s mother to reunite them.
Unwilling to simply hand Catherine over to a complete stranger, Sarah asks Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to investigate. But when he goes to interview the woman at her tenement in Chelsea, he finds she has been murdered.
Though her death leaves Sarah’s claim to Catherine unchallenged, her sense of justice compels her to work with Malloy to find the killer. Their search takes them from the marble mansions of the Upper West Side to the dilapidated dwellings of lower Manhattan and into the deepest and darkest secrets of Catherine’s past.
And while Malloy helps Sarah determine the fate of the child she loves, he faces a challenge of his ownand his decision could change both their lives forever
“Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson has suspense, murder, great invigorating characters, a touch of love and romance, a child of love, and a ‘who done it’ that had me turning the pages very quickly, it was hard to put this book down! Victoria Thompson is the crème de la crème of mystery writers and I look forward to reading many more of her Gaslight Mysteries.”—Fresh Fiction
“An intense, well-plotted puzzler that will keep you turning the pages.”—RT Book Reviews