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Murder on Lenox Hill (Gaslight, Bk 7)
Murder on Lenox Hill - Gaslight, Bk 7
Author: Victoria Thompson
A midwife working in the tenements of turn-of-the-last-century New York, Sarah Brandt is summoned by the wealthy Lintons to confirm their worst fear: their teenaged daughter is with child. It's a mystery, however, since the young woman-mentally still a child herself-is never left alone. — With the help of her friend Detective Sergeant Malloy, Sar...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425206102
ISBN-10: 0425206106
Publication Date: 6/6/2006
Pages: 304
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  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 123 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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cosmichomicide avatar reviewed Murder on Lenox Hill (Gaslight, Bk 7) on + 134 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Magnificent - a series that continues to get better as it matures. Thompson has hit a perfect balance of mystery and history in Victorian NYC. Always strong plotting, great research, characters you care about, enough tension to keep turning the pages. Not a "cozy" by any means, this entry into the series (like earlier books) probes the social issues of the time while providing a solid mystery to keep the reader guessing.
KellyP avatar reviewed Murder on Lenox Hill (Gaslight, Bk 7) on + 142 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is the 7th Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and police Detective Frank Malloy. The books are set in NYC in the 1890's.

These books are wonderful and should be read in order.

The mysteries are always well plotted and the growing character development in all the characters (not just the main characters, but also the recurring "support" characters) is so much fun to be a part of.

For example, I adore Sarah's mother who is so proper and genteel, but with a common sense and no nonsense about her that is refreshing and delightful.

As an historical mystery series, I give these books a resounding 5 out of 5 rating.
batgirl avatar reviewed Murder on Lenox Hill (Gaslight, Bk 7) on + 284 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
While not the first in the series, this is the first that I have read, but definitely not the last. The plot never falters and the characters, even the villain, are intriguing and real. Not cozy but occassionally sordid, as befits the times and the crime. While not graphic, I found myself cringing a little from the pictures the author made me imagine. Definitely a "grabber."
thameslink avatar reviewed Murder on Lenox Hill (Gaslight, Bk 7) on + 721 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is the best of the series in my opinion.
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summrsun16 avatar reviewed Murder on Lenox Hill (Gaslight, Bk 7) on + 16 more book reviews
Actually thought it was just okay. This may be a result of not reading them in order, but I thought the character development was lacking.

The Lintons' mentally disabled daughter Grace is pregnant, and she swears no one hurt her. So who's the father? Sarah Brandt is on the case with the help of Frank Malloy. Things only get more complicated when they find out that the minister at the Lintons' church may be abusing young boys. Then the minister drops dead in the middle of communion, apparently poisoned. Everyone is a suspect. Who killed Reverend Upchurch? And who got Grace Linton pregnant?

My big problem with the book is that the murder happened in the last 90 pages of the book. There wasn't really a lot of time to flush out suspects and follow the clues. Overall, enjoyable, but for me, not ultimately suspenseful.
reviewed Murder on Lenox Hill (Gaslight, Bk 7) on + 24 more book reviews
Thompson does well yet again!
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I have just finished this one. I have read all of the series availavble in paperback so far and am eagerly awaiting the next ones due to come out sometime soon.


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