Murder on Mulberry Bend
Sarah Brandt, a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York City, has seen more than her share of joy and sorrow, birth and death. Now she will see for the first time how the squalor of the streets can breed madness and murder… The Prodigal Son Mission on Mulberry Bend stands as a refuge for... show more
Sarah Brandt, a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York City, has seen more than her share of joy and sorrow, birth and death. Now she will see for the first time how the squalor of the streets can breed madness and murder… The Prodigal Son Mission on Mulberry Bend stands as a refuge for girls who otherwise would have to live by selling the only thing they have of value—themselves. The work being done there so impresses Sarah that she volunteers to help out however she can—with clothes, with medical assistance, with the organization of a benefit dinner. And when one of the girls is found dead and refused burial because of her former life, Sarah’s passion for justice is aroused. Reluctantly, Sergeant Frank Malloy agrees to look into the death, if only to keep Sarah from endangering herself by pursuing the matter. But Sarah cannot be kept out of the investigation—and just as Malloy feared, her attempts to find the cause of the unfortunate girl’s death in the circumstances of her life put her in deadly danger—from an unexpected source…
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 4th 2003
Pages no: 343
Edition language: English
Series: Gaslight Mystery (#5)
Oh these two! The dancing around each other is driving me mad - no matter how apropos of the times!!
Die liebe X5-494 hat mich vor einigen Jahren auf diese Krimiserie von Victoria Thompson, die im 19., beginnenden 20. Jahrhundert spielt, aufmerksam gemacht. Und ich bin ihr immer noch echt dankbar dafür, obwohl ich es jetzt gerade einmal bis zu Band 5 geschafft habe. Aber die anderen Bände werden ga...
Loved the progress in the relationship of Frank and Sarah, and throwing someone else into the mix made it even better. But why do away with him so quickly? Also the progress Frank made towards finding Tom's killer was another added bonus. I'm also hoping Sarah really does take in Addie. I wasn't too...
To be totally honest, I am not as enthralled with this book as I have been with the others in the series...this one kind of drags on a bit, but not enough to be "scored down". As a result of this, plus the fact that this is a great series that I absolutely love, I am going with 4 stars...normally, ...