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.
Frank 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.
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.
Reviews of other
titles in this series
Murder 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 on Amsterdam Avenue #17 [review]
NOTE: Deaf character / young son of Frank Malloy
A deaf character is accurately portrayed - uses sign language
and goes to deaf school.