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 Marble Row (Gaslight Mystery, #6) by Victoria Thompson
Length: 8 hours
Genres: Cozy, Historical, Mystery
Published by Berkley Pages: 313
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 Lenox Hill, Murder in Little Italy
Victoria Thompson's Gaslight mystery series is an intriguing look at society and crime in turn-of-the-century New York City. With previous bestsellers in paperback, this captivating series makes its hardcover debut with Murder on Marble Row --- a story filled with fascinating characters from all walks of life. This time out, Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt calls Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy into his office for an especially difficult assignment. A wealthy factory owner has been killed by a bomb in his office, and anarchists are high on the list of suspects. Malloy isn't so sure that the easy answer is the right one but Roosevelt wants justice done, whoever the culprits are. That could be tricky, when the other suspects include not only disgruntled employees but also the victim's friends and relatives -- people adept at wielding money and power to get what they want and at hiding their secrets behind marble-walled Fifth Avenue mansions. Malloy is distressed to once again find Sarah Brandt involved in one of his cases. He wants the lovely society heiress-turned-midwife out of the line of fire. But he cannot afford to refuse when Sarah insists on using both her connections among to New York's elite and her experience in New York's seamy underside to bring the evidence Malloy needs to light. Sue Stone
What I thought of this book.
Things are always interesting when Sarah Brandt and Frank Malloy get together to solve a crime even when Malloy doesn’t want her involved.
This time around Frank Malloy is asked by the Police Commissioner personally to find out who bombed a wealthy man. Frank finds out that Sarah Brandt knows the family and whether or not he wants her investigating this crime that could have been done by anarchist she is there.
This time, it was kind of funny because her aristocratic mother gets involved with her sleuthing. If her father knew what they had been doing!
The Commissioner and the man’s wife think it’s the anarchist, and one of his sons is one so it could have been him but there is more to this mystery than those bombing anarchists.
The mystery was good as always, I sort of had it figured out but then it didn’t all turn out how I had it so it’s always fun to see how it ends. I love Sarah and Frank as they continue to dance around their feelings because she comes from a wealthy family and he is just a policeman. I liked that her mother got involved a little bit in this one, but I do not like her father for the same reasons as Frank. (I secretly hope he is not as nasty as I think he is but until that is proven, I don’t like him.)
If you love cozies and a great historical setting then you will enjoy this series! I am now moving on to book 7 but still have long ways to get caught up! It’s a great long-running cozy series that is currently on like 19 books!
You know how sometimes you have to get used to a narrator and your not sure of them at first but then after awhile they become a favorite. Well that is Callie Beaulieu and it was a rocky start but now I really like her and couldn’t see Sarah being anybody else. 🙂 She doesn’t really do voices which to me sometimes is better than struggling to make your voice sound like something it’s not. 🙂
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Audiobook Challenge 2016
- Cloak and Dagger 2016
- Craving the Cozies 2016
- Cruzin' Thru the Cozies 2016
- Summer COYER