I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Murder on Gramercy Park (Gaslight Mystery, #3) by Victoria Thompson
Length: 9 hours and 30 minutes
Published by Berkley Pages: 329
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Callie Beaulieu
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Also by this author: Murder on Astor Place, Murder on St. Mark's Place (Gaslight Mystery, #2), Murder on Washington Square, Murder on Mulberry Bend (Gaslight Mystery, #5), Murder on Marble Row (Gaslight Mystery, #6), Murder on Lenox Hill, Murder in Little Italy
As a midwife in the turn-of-the-century tenements of New York City, Sarah Brandt has seen her share of suffering and joy, birth and death. Now, she learns that crime doesn’t discriminate, when the highest echelons of society are rocked by murder… A Gaslight Mystery
At 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…
What I thought of this book.
This series just gets better as it goes! I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy this series after the first one, mainly due to not really liking the narrator. I have grown to like the narrator and now I don’t think Sarah would be right with anyone else.
Sarah is a midwife and it was being at a birthing that she first met Detective Frank Malloy. They started off a bit rough because Frank really hates midwifes because of what happened to his wife, but slowly they have a friendship blooming.
Frank doesn’t like her investigating crimes so he was really hesitant to call her in when he was at a crime scene but she was the only person he knew to find as they needed a midwife. The lady of the house found her husband dead and went into labor, so the police needed Sarah.
When Sarah gets there Frank tries his best to keep her away from the crime and just up to the lady needing her help. Sarah wasn’t about to be cast away from a crime so she wanted to know what happened and Frank can’t seem to keep her away. It seems the could be suicide might be murder and Sarah has access to the lady of the house and Frank will need her assistance.
I really liked the story line in this one and the mystery. I also like that we are starting to see that Frank Malloy is finally admitting at least to himself that he enjoys Sarah’s company and she had had him over for supper a few times to “talk about the case” but I think it was a little more. 😉 I really like Sarah and Frank and the slow friendship that might turn to romance later on. I also love her noisy neighbor lady! She cracks me up!
I haven’t read a lot of historical cozy mysteries, okay so this might be my first series and I am really enjoying it! So if you like historical type books and cozy mysteries then you will enjoy this one. 🙂
Callie Beaulieu and I got off to a rocky start with this series and I thought she sounded to harsh and made Sarah sound a bit crabby, but I am getting use to her know. I don’t think she makes her sound so crabby now and she has become Sarah now.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Audiobook Challenge 2016
- Cloak and Dagger 2016
- Craving the Cozies 2016
- Cruzin' Thru the Cozies 2016