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5.0 out of 5 stars A RICH TAPESTRY OF CHARACTERS AND PLOT...
This series of Gaslight Mysteries is well-written and replete with period detail. Taking place in New York City in the late eighteen nineties, these books chronicle the investigatory adventures of a former socialite, turned midwife, Sarah Brandt, and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy of the New York City Police Department. Set against a backdrop of New York City life that...
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1.0 out of 5 stars where is it
cannot review what I have not had, completely forgot I ordered them until this purchase review came so WHERE ARE THEY
One star say I hate the book, which is wrong, as I have not read it, but I cannot have my say without giving it a star. Book does not deserve this but the sellar does.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A RICH TAPESTRY OF CHARACTERS AND PLOT..., 23 Aug. 2010
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Lawyeraau (Balmoral Castle) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Murder on Marble Row (Gaslight Mysteries) (Mass Market Paperback)
This series of Gaslight Mysteries is well-written and replete with period detail. Taking place in New York City in the late eighteen nineties, these books chronicle the investigatory adventures of a former socialite, turned midwife, Sarah Brandt, and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy of the New York City Police Department. Set against a backdrop of New York City life that encompasses the teeming tenements of the poor and the stately homes of the wealthy, these books are a pleasure to read.

Although the plots are always intriguing, it is the burgeoning relationship between Sarah and Malloy that grips the reader, as well as their lives and the lives of the supporting cast of characters that pepper the series. Once again, Sarah finds herself working closely with Malloy, when an explosion kills a wealthy industrialist, whom Sarah happens to know. Though both Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt and Malloy believe anarchists to be responsible for the bombing, Sarah suspects otherwise. Malloy needs to work closely with Sarah, as she can give him the necessary background information that only someone with her insider's knowledge of the wealthy can provide. This causes Malloy great angst, as his feelings for Sarah run deep and true, but due to the strict social hierarchy of the times, those feelings must be kept under wraps, or so he thinks.

This series is very entertaining, and the characters are well developed. The combination of history and mystery with a touch of romance is irresistible. With each book, the backdrop stories of the lives of the main characters are fleshed out. While the mysteries are intriguing, they are the framework around which the characters evolve. Those who enjoy historical fiction and mysteries will enjoy this series of books.
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1.0 out of 5 stars where is it, 13 Dec. 2013
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Mr. P. J. Parsons "coseytoes" (swansea wales) - See all my reviews
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cannot review what I have not had, completely forgot I ordered them until this purchase review came so WHERE ARE THEY
One star say I hate the book, which is wrong, as I have not read it, but I cannot have my say without giving it a star. Book does not deserve this but the sellar does.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brandt and Malloy investigate another crime......., 7 Jan. 2013
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The previous reviewer has said all there is to say about this and I concur totally. An amazing series a la Anne Perry. Brilliant research, exacting craft, polished development of both characters and plot.
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