Murder on Mulberry Bend (Gaslight Mystery Series #5)

Murder on Mulberry Bend (Gaslight Mystery Series #5)

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by Victoria Thompson
     
 

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Sarah Brandt, a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York City, has seen more than her share of joy and sorrow, birth and death. Now she will see for the first time how the squalor of the streets can breed madness and murder…

 

The Prodigal Son Mission on Mulberry Bend stands as a refuge for girls who otherwise would have to live by selling… See more details below

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Sarah Brandt, a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York City, has seen more than her share of joy and sorrow, birth and death. Now she will see for the first time how the squalor of the streets can breed madness and murder…

 

The Prodigal Son Mission on Mulberry Bend stands as a refuge for girls who otherwise would have to live by selling the only thing they have of value—themselves. The work being done there so impresses Sarah that she volunteers to help out however she can—with clothes, with medical assistance, with the organization of a benefit dinner. And when one of the girls is found dead and refused burial because of her former life, Sarah’s passion for justice is aroused.

 

Reluctantly, Sergeant Frank Malloy agrees to look into the death, if only to keep Sarah from endangering herself by pursuing the matter. But Sarah cannot be kept out of the investigation—and just as Malloy feared, her attempts to find the cause of the unfortunate girl’s death in the circumstances of her life put her in deadly danger—from an unexpected source…

 


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Midwife Sarah Brandt becomes involved in another mystery with Sergeant Frank Malloy in 19th-century New York City. She finds herself interested in the Prodigal Son Mission and the girls who inhabit it when she goes to check out the place with a man she is dating. When one of the girls is murdered wearing donated clothes, she decides the police aren't doing enough and sets out to solve the crime. In doing so, she irritates everyone around her, including the two men she is dating. Interesting characters in a fascinating historical period. Sarah's fans will eagerly await her next intrusion into Sgt. Malloy's life. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2003, Berkley, 343p.,
— Barbara Jo McKee

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440673429
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/04/2003
Series:
Gaslight Mystery Series , #5
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
26,805
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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