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Murder in Little Italy (Gaslight, Bk 8)
Murder in Little Italy - Gaslight, Bk 8
Author: Victoria Thompson
When midwife Sarah Brandt visits Little Italy to check up on a new mother who delivered her baby just the day before, she finds the young woman dead. The family insists that the death was from complications of childbirth. Sarah thinks not. Neither does the woman's own mother, an Irishwoman who spreads the story that the girl was murdered by ...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425216064
ISBN-10: 0425216063
Publication Date: 6/5/2007
Pages: 304
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 108 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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cosmichomicide avatar reviewed Murder in Little Italy (Gaslight, Bk 8) on + 134 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This series is absolutely one of the best historical mystery series around and Victoria Thompson has managed to eclipse herself with each book. This time, Sarah Brandt goes to deliver a "premature" baby in Victorian NYC's Little Italy to discover the first grandson of a strong Italian matriarch is full term and that the mother is an Irish dance hall girl who tricked the youngest son into marriage to cover an indiscretion. Things escalate when Tammany Hall goes up against the Black Hand in a terrific mystery set in a fascinating time period. Well drawn characters, great setting, solid plot. I was sure who the killer was rather earlier than usual, but the plot unfolded so beautifully, I didn't really care.
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Helpful Score: 4
I have read this entire series and enjoyed it very much. I would recommend that you read them in order as the subplot is very sequential.
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reviewed Murder in Little Italy (Gaslight, Bk 8) on + 406 more book reviews
An outstanding historical series....In this addition Sarah Brandt is summoned to deliver a baby that is thought to be premature....In actuality the healthy baby boy is full term...the problem - the "father" cannot be the father....There are enough tensions and hatreds between the Irish mother and the Italian (supposed) father's relatives to fill Malloy's jail when the baby's mother is found dead the day after the delivery. She has, of course been murdered. Malloy is charged with solving this political hotbed PDQ....never mind that there are outside influences from Tammeney Hall...the "Black Hand" and riotous gangs....Malloy is also given permission by Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to officially reopen the case of the murder of Dr. Thomas Brandt.....


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