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 Lenox Hill by Victoria Thompson
Length: 7 hours and 30 minutes
Published by Berkley Pages: 291
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 Gramercy Park (Gaslight Mystery, #3), Murder on Washington Square, Murder on Mulberry Bend (Gaslight Mystery, #5), Murder on Marble Row (Gaslight Mystery, #6), Murder in Little Italy
When the affluent Lintons of Lenox Hill summon Sarah Brandt to examine their teenage daughter, their worst fear is confirmed: she is with child. The pregnancy is a mystery, however, as the young woman—mentally still a child herself—is never left on her own and denies that any man has ever hurt her. It’s a delicate situation, casting suspicion on those close to the Lintons, including their beloved minister, the Reverend Oliver Upchurch.But as Sarah and a reluctant Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy investigate, fate deals their inquiry a harsh blow. The reverend falls dead during a service—poisoned by cyanide-laced wine in his chalice. Now, they must not only uncover the truth behind the Linton girl’s pregnancy, they must track down Upchurch’s killer before this entire sordid affair wreaks havoc on more innocent lives…
What I thought of this book.
Sarah is summoned to a home to see if a girl is pregnant. They are surprised when the find out she is because she is not a normal child and a little slow. They never let her out of their site so they don’t see how anyone could have gotten to her.
When first asked about things Grace doesn’t really think anything wrong has happened to her but we find out later it’s because they just didn’t ask the right questions. 🙂
At first because of some inquiries Sarah thinks it might be the Reverend for the church that the family attends because his wife hints at something, but they find out its not girls but boys the Reverend likes. Appalled both Sarah and Frank Malloy try to figure out a way to get someone to out him so they can arrest him. They know it’s not going to be easy and Sarah shows her saucy side because she wants to ruin the man.
Then the Reverend is murdered and it seems that everyone has a motive and at least four people confess to doing it trying to cover up for someone else.
This one was interesting because it wasn’t the normal someone died because of a baby. Yes, there is a baby involved (not born yet), but the investigation into that took such a turn. I was surprised with the outcome and it was one time when I couldn’t blame someone for wanting to murder the man.
I am also happy to see that Sarah has taken in the young girl that has really taken a liken to her. I really wish Frank and Sarah could throw caution to the wind and just admit their feelings for each other. I really can’t stand Sarah’s father, he makes me so mad.
Still love all the characters and can’t wait to listen to another one in the future! 🙂
If you love cozy mysteries and historical novels then you will enjoy this series.
Callie does a great job with this series now that I have gotten use to her. 🙂