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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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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    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 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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2014

    Wonderful

    Characters develop nicely under Victoria's deft pen. Love the pace of these historical pieces.

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  • Posted January 17, 2010

    Great Rainy Day Book

    I have now read all 11 books in the Gaslight Series. I really enjoyed this one. Even though some of the plot is predictable, it makes for a fun read. I highly recommend this book for a rainy day. Each book the reader learns something new about the time period. It is shame that this series is not as popular as other mystery series.

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