Edgar-nominated author Thompson transports readers back to New York City at the turn of the century in her sixth Gaslight Mystery. Wealthy industrialist Gregory Van Dyke dies when a bomb explodes in his office. When Detective Sergeant Frank Molloy arrives at Van Dyke's home to investigate, he finds Sarah Brandt, a widowed midwife from an upper-class family, already there. The two have worked together on other cases, but Molloy swore that he would never see her again because he knows that the rigid social hierarchy prevents the expression of his true feelings. Sarah, on the other hand, is delighted to be involved in another investigation and puts her social connections to good use. As Molloy learns, there are plenty of dark secrets and as many suspects on Fifth Avenue as there are in the tenements. An entertaining mix of history and mystery, complete with cameos from Teddy Roosevelt and Emma Goldman. Barbara BibelCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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"Cleverly plotted...plenty of convincing period detail."—Publishers Weekly
"An excellent historical mystery."—Best Reviews
"An entertaining mix of history and mystery."—Booklist