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Publisher's Summary

At a summons from Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, midwife Sarah Brandt arrives at the elegant home of famed magnetic healer Edmund Blackwell to find his wife in labor - and the good doctor dead from an apparent suicide. Only Malloy sees what no one else wants to: that Blackwell was murdered in his own home.

After a successful delivery, the Blackwell baby falls mysteriously ill. Relying on her nurse's training and woman's intuition, Sarah discovers the source of the baby's sickness and uncovers a scandal that leads Malloy's investigation down a gilded path paved with greed, deception, and desire.

©2001 Victoria Thompson (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Victoria Thompson shines.... Anne Perry and Caleb Carr fans rejoice!" (Tamar Myers, author of The Hand That Rocks the Ladle)

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I am so happy I stuck it out!

It’s official: I like this series and I’ve added all future instalments onto my “to read” list. I can’t wait to dig into Book 4!

This third “interval” in the lives of Frank and Sarah didn’t cover as much of their personal lives as I would have liked, but after 3 books I am still interested and I still really want to know what happens next! I’m hooked.

The murder story line in this instalment was good too. It kept me interested and guessing (or rather: guessing then re-guessing, and then changing my mind back again, then guessing again, then changing my mind back to my first suspect, then wondering if that was too obvious so I changed my mind again…) until the very end.

This series is up to 19 books so I’ll be entertained for quite a while to come. YEAH!

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Not a fan of the Narrator.

What did you like best about Murder on Gramercy Park? What did you like least?

I listen to a lot of period mysteries but the narrator doesn't do any character voice variations.
It's like she is just reading the book as quickly as possible to get through the story.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

no

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Callie Beaulieu?

no

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

maybe

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murder on gramercy park

this is a very interesting look at the early 1900's in NYC. i was struck with how we have many of the same problems now. a great cozy mystery. i am hooked on the series.

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Great heroine!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! Excellent storyline, atmosphere and characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mrs Sarah Brandt without doubt - a proud, brave and vibrant woman of breeding with a caring career and a spirit of adventure - I look forward to hearing more of her

What about Callie Beaulieu’s performance did you like?

I didn't! I found her accent something that I had to get over in order to continue to enjoy the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could have...

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