Synopses & Reviews
Victoria Thompson once again vividly recreates the gaslit world of New York.(Publishers Weekly)
Sarah Brandt is not completely surprised when her very proper mother asks her to attend a sA(c)ance. She knows that Mrs. Decker still carries great guilt over the death of her older daughter, Maggie. So Sarah accompanies her and the spiritualist does seem to contact Maggie-convincing Mrs. Decker to attend another sA(c)ance.
Only this time, one of the attendees doesn't succeed in speaking to the dead-she joins them. Now, it's up to Sarah and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to protect Mrs. Decker from scandal-by determining how a woman was murdered in the pitch dark when every suspect was holding the hand of the person next to them.
Thompson once again vividly recreates the gaslit world of New York ("Publishers Weekly") in this Victorian page-turner.
Turn-of-the-century New York City shines in the Gaslight mystery series.
Midwife and sleuth Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy must protect Sarah's mother from scandal after she tries to contact her dead daughter during a séance that sends one of the attendees into the afterlife. But first, they have to determine how the woman was murdered in the pitch dark when all the suspects were holding hands.
About the Author
Victoria Thompson is the Edgar(r) Award-nominated author of the Gaslight mystery series and 20 additional historical novels. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.