Victoria Thompson is the Edgar® and Agatha Awardnominated author of the Gaslight Mysteries, including Murder in Chelsea, Murder on Fifth Avenue, and Murder on St. Mark's Place, and numerous historical novels. She lives in Western Pennsylvania with her family.
In national bestselling author Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight mysteries, the residents of nineteenth-century New York City turn to midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to protect them from the worst crimes. Now, the two must track down a criminal preying on innocent women
Frank Malloy has never known any life other than that of a cop, but his newfound inheritance threatens his position on the force. While trying to keep both his relationship with Sarah and his fortune under wraps, he’s assigned to a new casefinding a missing young woman who had been responding to lonely hearts” ads in the paper before she disappeared. 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 partnershipboth professional and privatethat winds up in the greatest peril
Praise for the Edgar® and Agatha Award–nominated Gaslight Mysteries
“Tantalizing.”—Catherine Coulter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Backfire
“Victoria Thompson has a knack for putting the reader inside her characters’ heads and…[brings] the setting vividly to life.”—Kate Kingsbury, author of Mulled Murder
“Victoria Thompson shines…Anne Perry and Caleb Carr fans, rejoice!”—Tamar Myers, national bestselling author of The Witch Doctor's Wife
“Fast-paced…Another Victorian page-turner!”—Robin Paige, national bestselling author of Death on the Lizard
“A fascinating window into a bygone era.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Vividly re-creates the gaslit world of old New York.”—Publishers Weekly
“Gangs of New York, eat your heart out—this book is the real thing.”—Mystery Scene
“Enthralling…Fascinating characters with a story to tell.”—Fresh Fiction