In the four years since her husband’s death, midwife Sarah Brandt has become an angel of mercy in the tenements of turn-of-the-century New York. Now, Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy has taken up the task of solving the murder of Dr. Tom Brandt. But the shocking revelation he discovers may destroy Sarah—and Malloy’s hopes for any future with her.
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In the 10th novel in the Gaslight mystery series, a big storyline has finally wrapped up! I’m glad that the author didn’t drag this story out too much, although you can argue that 10 books is way too long to address a major murder mystery.
Way back in book 1, we were introduced to Sarah Brandt, who is a midwife in NYC at the turn of the century. She gets involved with a murder and then meets Frank Malloy, a detective sergeant. Sarah was recently widowed and had no idea the details surrounding her husband’s death.
Now in book 10, I’m so happy that Thompson dedicated a whole novel in solving Tom Brandt’s death. It took a bit to get into the novel, but I was hooked from the halfway point onward. I really liked how minor characters got more involved and of course I was shocked by the ending!
4 calculators out of a potential 5. If you haven’t heard of this series, I would highly recommend it. I love learning little facts about the 1890s!