Friday, August 8, 2008

Gaslight: Bank Street

The latest of the Gaslight mystery series, Murder On Bank Street by Victoria Thompson. Here’s the blurb:

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, helping the less fortunate bring new life into the world—and, with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, seeing that justice is done for them.

Now, Malloy has taken up the task of solving the murder of Dr. Tom Brandt, believing he's found a motive among the families of the doctor's patients. But when he discovers what he believes to be the truth, the shocking revelation may destroy Sarah—and Malloy's hopes for any future with her…

This is one of my favorite mystery series, I’ve always enjoyed Victoria Thompson’s books. There are the regular characters, Sarah, Maeve, Catherine, Mrs. Ellsworth, Mrs. Decker, and of course Detective Frank Malloy. I love visiting old friends. And I’m happy that Dr. Brandt’s murder is finally resolved. And I’m also happy that Sarah’s father wasn’t involved, because for a while there, it could have been a possibility.

But unlike the others, where Sarah is always in the middle of things, meddling and getting attacked or hurt. She wasn’t in this one. In this one Malloy and Maeve take centre stage. I’m not complaining, just didn’t see it coming. I enjoyed it! It was fast paced, the story flowed without any awkward stops (sometimes you find a storyline just stops, and you wonder what the hay happened). The bonus of this book was that the romance between Malloy and Sarah seems to be blooming. Yeah!

As usual it made want to read more…I just have to wait until the next comes out…next year. How am I going to survive?!

Murder on Bank Street by Victoria Thompson (4/5) Historical Mystery; Published: Berkley Prime Crime (6/08); Series: # 10, Gaslight Mysteries; 100 + Reading Challenge (45); Library book;


Ana T. said...

Great review Leya! Off to add this one to the wish list!

Leya said...

I didn't realize that you were reading this series. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the book!