The author of Murder on Amsterdam Avenue returns to 19th-century New York City to find Christmas in the air, a police detective and a midwife with love in their hearts, and a wealthy newlywed with blood on her hands.
Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy and Sarah Brandt are not the only ones who have recently tied the knot. Family friend Mrs. O'Neill was delighted when her daughter, Una, wed the seemingly wealthy and charming Randolph Pollock. She didn't wonder why such an affluent man would want to marry a poor Irish girl, no matter how pretty she was. But now Mrs. O'Neill has a problem. Pollock's servants have found their employer bludgeoned to death, with Una cradling his body. Rendered mute by the horror of her husband's death, Una cannot explain what happened, so the police have charged her with murder and locked her away in the Tombs to await trial. Mrs. O'Neill would like Frank to investigate the case and save Una, yet with Frank and Sarah still on their honeymoon, it's up to the other members of their newly formed household to do some detective work. But solving the mystery behind Pollock's death means first discovering the truth about who he really was.
©2015 Victoria Thompson (P)2015 Recorded Books
A life-long audiobook listener, I listen to a lot of mysteries and teen-age fiction with my son.
I've loved this series, but this is my favorite. I loved getting to "know" all the supporting characters better!
I really enjoyed this episode which is truly surprising. When I learned that Sarah and Molloy was not going to be involved in this case, I was skeptical. Hiwever it was best one thus far. Of, course I missed their characters however the constant mentioning of them made me excited for their return.
First, the narrator isn't my favorite, but the story is so good she was a negligible distraction.
I loved that we got to know Gino, Maeve, Elizabeth and Felix more. I really enjoy that the characters are together and make considerable contributions. I can see many more great stories coming with the addition of more character involvement.
I cannot wait for the next book.
Wonderful! I find this series getting more and more interesting. I like that the Dekkers joined in help solve the murder. I like the ending as it leads to advancement for the Malloy family. I am looking forward to the next book.
WARNING: This is NOT a Christmas book. Don’t be fooled by the cover and the premise that offers a holiday-infused mystery. It appears as though the publisher took advantage of the season to sell more books. Boy was I duped! False marketing aside, I must admit that parts of the book were rather entertaining. Just when I was about to hit the return button on Audible, the plot took an unexpected turn and I was anxious to uncover the secrets the damsel in distress was hiding in her mansion full of gossipy scullery maids. This is my first foray into the Gaslight Mystery series, so I’m not familiar with the dozens upon dozens of characters. In addition to the nonexistent Christmas setting, my other big gripe is that there were WAY too many characters. So as you could imagine, listening to this on audio was not a good idea.
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