Murder in Morningside Heights (A Gaslight Mystery #19) (Paperback)
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Midwife Sarah Brandt and private detective Frank Malloy return to investigate a death in the field of higher learning in this Gaslight Mystery from the national bestselling author of Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue...
After spending his first few weeks as a private detective by investigating infidelities of the wealthy, Frank has a more serious case at hand.
Abigail Northrup of Tarrytown, New York, was her parents’ pride and joy. After graduating from a prestigious women’s college in Morningside Heights, she took a job there as an instructor. She also joined the ranks of the New Women, ladies planning for a life without a husband in which they make their own decisions and make a difference in the world. Unfortunately, her murder ended all that.
When the police declare the incident a random attack and refuse to investigate further, Abigail’s parents request Frank’s help. Of course, he’ll need Sarah’s assistance as she’s more familiar with the world of academia, and it will be far easier for her to interview the lady professors. Yet difficulties arise as they learn that although Miss Northrup may have been an exemplary student and teacher, she lived in a world of secrets and lies…
About the Author
Victoria Thompson is the Edgar® and Agatha award–nominated author of the Gaslight Mysteries—including Murder in the Bowery, Murder in Morningside Heights, Murder on Amsterdam Avenue, and Murder in Murray Hill—as well as numerous historical novels. She lives in Indiana with her husband and a very spoiled little dog.
Praise for Murder in Morningside Heights
“...with writing this good, I would recommend not missing a single Thompson tale.”— Suspense Magazine
Praise for Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue
“Fans of Anne Perry will enjoy this series...With an engrossing mystery, lively characters, and a wealth of historical detail, Thompson’s Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue is sure to please.”—Fresh Fiction
“A fantastic historical with a wonderfully plucky amateur female sleuth.”—Library Journal
“Wonderful...a fine mix of historical setting and mystery.”—Open Book Society
Praise for the Edgar® and Agatha award–nominated Gaslight Mysteries
“TANTALIZING.”—Catherine Coulter, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Victoria Thompson SHINES…Anne Perry and Caleb Carr fans, rejoice!”—Tamar Myers, national bestselling author
“REWARDING reading to fans of Rhys Bowen and Cordelia Frances Biddle.”—Library Journal
“GANGS OF NEW YORK, EAT YOUR HEART OUT—this book is the real thing.”
“This is a STRONG tale, emotionally and historically, and a puzzling mystery.”—RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick)