Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Book Review: Victoria Thompson - Murder on Gramercy Park

~ Victoria Thompson: Murder on Gramercy Park (Gaslight Mystery series, #3)~

My Rating: Three out of four
(1=didn't like it, 2=it was ok, 3=I liked it, 4=Really like it)

     As a summons from Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, Sarah 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 discovers a scandal that leads Malloy's investigation down a gilded path paved with greed, deception, and desire...

My take:
     In this third book of the Gaslight Mystery series, Frank and Sarah are back and into the tangle of the everyday world of New York, to untangle another mystery.

     With the death of Dr. Blackwell, and Mrs. Blackwell needing the help of a midwife. Frank calls on Sarah for help, bringing them a little bit closer to understanding themselves and each other.

     Finding who killed Dr. Blackwell will take time, as the story unfolds we see a different side of Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, his handling of this case and the comparison his makes of it to his previous cases and how other 'cops' would handle the case.

     I do believe that with each book the author does even better with defining the main characters, making the reader wish to become more interested in the next book to see the reaction of them in their worlds and themselves.

Warning: Contains sexual themes and violence that may be uncomfortable for sensitive readers.
Disclaimer: This book review was not paid for. The opinions and review are my own.

Author: Victoria Thompson
Book: Murder on Gramercy Park (Gaslight Mystery #3)
ISBN: 9780425178867
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group, The
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 329, Paperback
Genre: Historical Mystery

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