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 Washington Square by Victoria Thompson
Length: 9 hours
Published by Berkley Pages: 308
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 Mulberry Bend (Gaslight Mystery, #5), Murder on Marble Row (Gaslight Mystery, #6), Murder on Lenox Hill, Murder in Little Italy
Turn-of-the-century New York City midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Molloy are thrust into a twisted case of murder—when a seductress falls victim to her own charades.
What I thought of this book.
The fourth book in this series has Sara Brandt visiting her neighbors son because he thinks he might need her services. The young lady he had sort of been seeing said she was pregnant and since Sarah is a midwife he wanted her opinion on things. The lady got very upset when she found out who she was and accused her and Nelson of being together and he brought her there to humiliate her.
Next thing you know the young lady is dead and Nelson has been accused of murder since he had been seeing the young lady. Sarah knows Nelson doesn’t have what it takes to kill some one so she sets out to find out what happened to the lady. She asks her friend of sorts Detective Sergeant Frank Molloy to help her because he is her neighbors son and Frank knows the older lady. It’s not really his case but he grudgingly decides to help.
The investigation leads them to find out that the victim was not a very nice lady and that she conned a lot of men into thinking she might be pregnant and blackmailing them for money. Seeing that Nelson wasn’t the only one who had a run in with this lady Sarah began to dig into who the lady was and it has an interesting surprise on who the killer was at the end.
Finally in this book we get are getting a little bit closer to Frank and Sarah coming to terms with the fact that they like each other beyond friendship. Because it is set in a historical era it’s a slow burning courtship of sorts. Sarah is widowed and from a wealthy family even though she chose to be a midwife. Frank is a detective and a bit rough at times which should turn off most women but it doesn’t seem to bother Sarah in the least. In the eyes of society they would not be a good match, but Sarah doesn’t care much about what society says these days.
This one ended with kind of a cliffhanger in the fact that finally there might be some clues into who killed Sarah’s husband. Frank has been asking around as he wants to solve the crime for Sarah. So I know I will be diving into book five soon in hopes it might let go of some more clues…lol. 🙂
If you like historical fiction and cozy mysteries then you will enjoy this series. 🙂
Callie Beaulieu has become Sarah for me now though we got off to a rocky start with the first book cause I thought she made Sarah sound to harsh. Now I have gotten use to her narration and I don’t think anyone else would sound right.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Cloak and Dagger 2016
- Craving the Cozies 2016
- Cruzin' Thru the Cozies 2016