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Book Review of Murder in Little Italy (Gaslight, Bk 8)

Murder in Little Italy (Gaslight, Bk 8)
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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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