Murder on Fifth Avenue (Gaslight Mystery Series #14)

Murder on Fifth Avenue (Gaslight Mystery Series #14)

by Victoria Thompson

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ISBN-13: 9780425255377
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Series: Gaslight Mystery Series , #14
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 120,347
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Victoria Thompson is the Edgar® Award–nominated author of the Gaslight Mysteries including such titles as Murder on Sisters' Row, Murder on Lexington Avenue, and Murder on Bank Street, and numerous historical novels. She lives in western Pennsylvania with her family.

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"Victoria Thompson has a knack for putting the reader inside her characters' heads and...[brings] the setting vividly to life."

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Murder on Fifth Avenue 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
judiOH More than 1 year ago
this series is one i never want to miss a story of. the author has a very good understanding of the way life was in the 'gaslight' era. the settings are well described, the manner in which people conducted themselves is written so you cannot misunderstand the way life was in the early days of America. sarah brandt is a midwife, but also the daughter of a leading family of new york. she married a doctor and her family was horrified. there was a period of estrangement. she met frank malloy, a new york detective sergeant, and has helped him in the past with solving murders. this story deals with a murder in the uppercrust of new york. her father asks frank to investigate which is not the norm. not to necessarily to bring the person to justice if they are of the uppercrust, just to see who did it. adding to the fact that asking frank to investigate, he also asks his daughter to help. no one can figure out why, because this just isn't done. maybe it's a kind of test? or is her father mellowing becaujse she has feelings for frank and vice versa? these stories are intelligently written and the knowledge of the era outstanding. the characters are described so clearly. when i see victoria has a new story out i put stars all around the news so i can be sure to get it and be first in line to do so. love this series!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Thompson is a wonderful writer. It is hard not to read her book as fast as possible in order to go onto the next one. Have really enjoyed the Gaslight Series.
Romonko on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This was an excellent historical New York mystery. I have been enjoying the Gaslight series for some time now, but this book was even more enjoyable. Actually seeing some movement in Sarah's parents narrow-mindedness helped a great deal, and it certainly makes things easier between Sarah and Frank. Also, the motives behind the murders are motives that are still apparent today. Things have not changed that much really in the extent of peoples' depravity. In this book, a friend of Sarah's father is found dead in a chair at their mutual mens' club. Mr. Decker calls Frank in to investigate what happened to Chilton Devries. As Sarah and Frank investigate they find that the list of possible suspects is a very long one as Mr. Devries has made a lot of enemies in his life. The book is a lot of fun because of the change in the relationship between Sarah and Frank, and it's nice to see them work so well together. A very good effort on Ms. Thompson's part.
delphimo on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Victoria Thompson spins a delicious story about New York in the 1890's. In this caper, Sarah Brandt's father asks Frank Mallory to investigate the death of a member of the Knickerbockers Club. Thompson gives a glimpse of life for rich women of New York society. This story lacked some of the punch of prior stories. The murder seemed tame and spiritless, even though the victim was a mean and selfish individual. The story line seemed too trite. The relationship between Sarah and Frank seemed lacking of emotion.
Beamis12 on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This is such a consistent series, always reliably entertaining. This one though I missed the interplay between Frank and Sarah, though reading about the Knickerbocker Club was interesting. So for the most part a quick but enjoyable read.
Kathy89 on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Loved it! Sarah's father, Felix Decker, asked for Detective Sargent Frank Malloy to investigate the murder of one his exclusive club member's murder. Frank with the help of Sarah and her mother, Elizabeth Decker, investigate the family and discover their secrets. I love this series and Frank and Sarah and the 1890's period NYC where these novels take place. There's some character growth and hope in this novel and can't wait to read the next one.
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Mayor More than 1 year ago
I love the settings of Ms Thompson's books and the detail that she gives lets us know of an earlier time.
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beachpolly More than 1 year ago
I hope to find my refund on my next statement. I took my nook to the nook store. They told me about the numbering problem, I am getting the full books now even though the pages are not numbered correctly. What I read of Murder on Fifth Avenue was four stars.
TexasGrandmaKK More than 1 year ago
Murder on Fifth Avenue did not disappoint! Enjoyed Sarah Brandt and her adventures once again--enjoyed the expanded role of her mother and father in this book. Great plot which keeps you guessing at every turn. Perfect for all who are new to the series--good explanation of how the characters intermesh.
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i read one of them out of order and thought it was a great read. i went back and ordered all of them in order. it was wonderful. cant wait for the next one.
darwindog96 More than 1 year ago
Thin on plot depth but fun nonetheless these books are super quick reads and very superficial. But the characters are likeable and the story moves along well.
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Love the whole series!!!!
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Your_Highness More than 1 year ago
I'm always so glad when the bad guy gets what he deserves. However, the book was not predictable, and it was worth the reading.
Michelle1948 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much....I couldn't put it down and finished it in 3 days!! The story- A gentleman is found dead at his club. It seems as if he died in his sleep. But once the body is moved, it is realized that he had been stabbed in the back and slowly bled to death. This is a great story/mystery about how one wealthy man can have many enemies .... This story builds well and quickly. The characters have all developed well throughout this series and finally all come together to solve this mystery! So many twists and turns...it keeps you guessing! Very enjoyable! If you haven't read this series before, I would recommend you start! I believe this is one of the best mysteries that I have read this year!
btz-dxe More than 1 year ago
As usual, Victoria has written a very interesting and colorful new mystery. Always love to see just where Sara and Frank go in solving crime. Nice to see the focus more on Frank this time around and how he is beginning to become better acquainted with Mr. Decker. Can't wait to the next one!
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