on Lenox Hill
Gaslight Mystery #7
by Victoria Thompson
The Sarah Brant series takes place at the turn of the Twentieth Century.
Sarah is a midwife in New York, carrying on the work of her late husband,
a doctor. Her wealthy parents resent it and wish she would come to
her senses. In Murder on Lenox Hill, Sarah Brandt takes on
the case of a pregnant, mentally slow young lady. Her parents want
to find out who took advantage of her so they can deal with him. Sarah
asks her good friend police detective Frank Malloy for help.
Malloy lives with his mother and deaf son. Sarah's father offers
Malloy money to find out the truth about Sarah's late husband. Sarah's
father is determined to prove the late doctor wasn't good enough
for his daughter. Malloy's pride keeps him from taking the case,
but eventually his protective feelings for Sarah has him accepting
it. Frank's family goes through changes in this one. His son works
on his communication skills at the deaf school and Malloy's mother
does her part in helping out. It's a touching part of the storyline.
on Lenox Hill is another impressive addition to this intriguing
series. The duo mysteries are page-turners, the historical timeline
is fascinating and the characters are credible. The continuing development
of the characters is truly fascinating. I recommend reading this
series from the beginning. Highly Recommended.
of other titles in this series
on Astor Place #1 [review]
Murder on St Mark's Place #2 [review]
Murder on Lenox Hill #7 [review]
Murder on Sisters' Row #13 [review]
Murder on Fifth Avenue #14 [review]
Murder in Chelsea #15 [review]
Murder in Murray Hill #16 [review]
Murder on Amsterdam Avenue #17 [review]
Murder in the Bowery #20 [review]
NOTE: Deaf character / young son
of Frank Malloy
deaf character is accurately portrayed - uses sign language
and goes to deaf school.