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Book Title: Murder on Astor Place|
The author of the book: Victoria Thompson
Edition: Tantor Audio
Date of issue: October 20th 2015
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 4.7
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Widow Sarah Brandt is a midwife in 1896 New York City, which is unusual in that she was well born but is estranged from her wealthy family. When she is called to attend to a woman in labor, she recognizes one of the young boarders in the home. When that girl is discovered murdered two days later, she becomes involved in the investigation with the prickly New York Police Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy.
I was hoping to find another historical fiction/mystery series to sink into and have found it in this one. It's also compelling that it is set in turn of the century (1896) New York City as opposed to Regency or Victorian England. There is a sense of authenticity as the author has embedded historical facts and true characters into the story, which provides the educational component I'm always seeking in this genre.
The mystery is interesting and puzzling, the characters flawed but redeemable (though not always likable) and the history aspect enlightening. However, there are noble qualities to all of them at some level. While I figured out most of the mystery before it was revealed, there was an element that caught me off guard and I liked how the story got to the climax. I enjoyed this first book in what promises to be a really good series and am looking forward to our group discussion.
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Read information about the authorVictoria Thompson is the author of the Edgar® and Agatha nominated Gaslight Mystery series. She was nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award from Mystery Writers of America in 2001, and in 2012 she received a Career Achievement Award in Mystery Writing from RT Magazine. Her last five books were nominated for an Agatha Award. She also contributed to the award winning writing textbook MANY GENRES/ONE CRAFT and authored a short story for the anthology, SHERLOCK HOLMES IN AMERICA. In her previous life, Victoria Thompson was the bestselling author of twenty historical romances. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2012, where she has been a mentor and lecturer for 16 years.
"I became enchanted by New York City, and Greenwich Village in particular, while one of my daughters attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. After reading many books about the village, and spending many pleasant hours dining, shopping, and just wandering the streets, I was permanently hooked!"
Victoria Thompson is has also written 20 historical romances.
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