Murder In Chinatown
The ninth in the Edgar(r) Award-nominated series featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Malloy in turn-of-the-century New York City. Sarah Brandt has made her uneasy way to Chinatown to deliver a baby. There she meets a group of Irish women who, completely alone at Ellis Island,... show more
The ninth in the Edgar(r) Award-nominated series featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Malloy in turn-of-the-century New York City. Sarah Brandt has made her uneasy way to Chinatown to deliver a baby. There she meets a group of Irish women who, completely alone at Ellis Island, married Chinese men in the same predicament. But even as a new century dawns, New Yorkers still cling to their own kind, scorning children of mixed races. When the new mother's half-Chinese, half-Irish niece goes missing, Sarah knows that alerting the police will accomplish nothing, and seeks the one person she can turn to-Detective Sergeant Malloy. And when the missing girl is found dead in a Chinatown alley, Sarah and Malloy have ample suspects in her murder-from both sides of Canal Street.
Publish date: June 5th 2007
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Gaslight Mystery (#9)
Loved this one like the others. I'm not sure if I've just read too many mysteries now or what, but like most of the others in this series I figured this one out early on. As I've said before, I really think that Sarah and Malloy are written to be a bit dense sometimes. It was pretty obvious who the ...
I love this series, but unfortunately for me, I think this series is becoming a tad too predictable. Again, I figured out the killer early on in the book and the motive. I enjoyed getting there though.
Though Sarah has promised that she would stay out of detecting, she finds herself once again in a murder case, though I'd say she is more in the outer parameters versus smack dab in the middle.This is the first book in which Sarah takes more of a backseat and Frank is shown a bit more doing his job....
Despite the fact that I pegged the killer as soon as he or she made their first appearance, I still really enjoyed this book. I'm actually torn as to whether to award 3 or 4 stars... 3 1/2 would be my ideal rating. (And please...can we move the development of the Sarah/Frank relationship along a...