Murder on Astor Place
Publish date: September 1st 2009
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
, New York
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Gaslight Mystery (#1)
Setting: intriguing (New York City in the 1890s). Writing: pedestrian. An additional problem was that I figured out who committed the murder, and the big twist as to why, fairly early. (I was hoping the author wasn't "going there," and that it was a fake-out, but nope.) The word choices were...
I'm reading the whole series, and up to book 6 now. I'm really enjoying them--I'm from NY, so the descriptions of turn-of-the-century NYC are of particular interest to me. Also loving the slow burn between Sarah and Molloy, the interplay between them and their families (and each others'), and the po...
A bit predictable, but I still enjoyed it. Reminiscent of Anne Perry's books, but not nearly as detailed.
I loved that I gave this book a try. I am wrapping up the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. Kingand was disappointed that it was coming to an end, so I went on a search for a similiar "heroine". I found one in Sarah Brandt.
This book is actually a 3.7.New York City is the real main character here, which is a bonus to me as I'm a New Yorker, but this isn't the NYC that tourists know. This is the NYC of old. Crime, corruption, dirt, whores, rape, murder - this is the NYC that is trying to turn seedy into livable. It's 18...