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Murder on Waverly Place (Gaslight Mystery Series #11)

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Another Great Mystery

Victoria Thompson rarely fails to disappoint, and her newest novel Murder on Waverly Place, follows in those footsteps. The mystery that ensues is solid, and it is evident that Ms. Thompson did her research on psychics during that time frame. One rather disappointing ...
Victoria Thompson rarely fails to disappoint, and her newest novel Murder on Waverly Place, follows in those footsteps. The mystery that ensues is solid, and it is evident that Ms. Thompson did her research on psychics during that time frame. One rather disappointing aspect is the lack of interaction between Sarah Brandt and Frank Malloy. After the end of Murder on Bank Street, I was expecting a little more development in the burgeoning romance that the two have going on. However, it is understandable given the times and the behavior standards for the era that this wouldn't be flaunted. Overall, I was very pleased with this book and am looking forward to the next!

posted by Amanda_L on June 6, 2009

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

So disappointing

I always look forward to these books each time a new one is released, but I found this one very disappointing. The plot was thin and obvious, and the spark between Brandt and her aloof police officer was hardly touched on, even though the previous book ended with her de...
I always look forward to these books each time a new one is released, but I found this one very disappointing. The plot was thin and obvious, and the spark between Brandt and her aloof police officer was hardly touched on, even though the previous book ended with her demanding that he state his feelings on the subject. You can't end a book with, 'Come over here and tell me how you feel,' and then act as if the conversation never happened in the next book. Readers do expect continuity, that's why we read series. And there was no mystery; anyone paying attention could predict the ending.

posted by Read-Em-All on July 3, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2009

    Old New York

    I loved the setting and sequence of events. It was interesting about the things that happened and I didn't know about some things.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2009

    Author, did you miss your deadline?

    Very disappointing insatllation in this series. Almost too short to be called a novel, certainly too short to pay hardback price for, and too short, transparent, and predictable to be a good mystery. The redeeming feature of most of the books in this series is the budding relationship between the midwife and the cop and their interactions, but even that is woefully missing in this book, hardly even mentioned. Plot seemed rushed, oversimplified, obvious. Chemistry between Sarah and the Irish detective is MIA.

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    Pretty standard

    Not a super difficult case to figure out but a good enough installment. All the primary characters are here except for Brian and his grandmother. Not as much of the Sarah/Frank "aren't meant to be together' baloney but not much of a progrssion of the relationship....more a resignation.

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  • Posted May 23, 2010

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    Too short for my liking but still a decent story

    While I enjoyed Ms. Thompson's novel I must admit I was disappointed at its length. The overview indicated 304 pages but it turned out to be a mere 191 on my Nook (medium font). I enjoyed the story itself but I must admit I had figured out "whodunit" well before the final chapter. I was even able to figure out how the murder was committed. I think Ms. Thompson has written some great entries in her Gaslight series but unfortunately this wasn't one of the better ones. However one minor disappointment hasn't put me off the series and Ms. Thompson remains one of my favorite authors.

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