Murder on Washington Square (Gaslight Mystery) by Victoria Thompson

By Victoria Thompson

Turn-of-the-century long island urban midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Molloy are thrust right into a twisted case of murder—when a seductress falls sufferer to her personal charades.

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Just an old woman’s fancies. I didn’t mean to keep you. Give Mr. ” “I will,” she promised and walked away shaking her head. Hearing knocking was probably some kind of omen. Mrs. Ellsworth was always seeing omens in everything. Sarah hoped it didn’t portend something evil. Even though Sarah knew it meant nothing, poor Mrs. Ellsworth would worry herself sick over it. Frank Malloy’s flat was in the Seventeenth Ward, where the Irish and the German immigrants had settled in adjoining neighborhoods and had now begun to mix.

I’m just suggesting that perhaps Anna would like to know more about me before we meet. ” This prospect worried Nelson even more, but Sarah was weary of reassuring him. She took a seat on the wine-colored horsehair sofa to wait while he continued to pace restlessly. After a few moments, the front door opened, and a young woman came into the house. Dressed for the street in a navy blue serge suit and a lovely little hat that Sarah couldn’t help admiring, she had raven black hair and porcelain skin, a classic Irish lass.

No, I want you to go home and lock yourself in. Don’t open the door to anyone you don’t know. If Mr. Prescott found you so quickly, others will, too. I’ll be back just as soon as I can, but don’t worry if it takes a long time. ” “Oh, thank you, Mrs. Brandt,” the old woman said, taking Sarah’s hands in hers. ” “Don’t thank me yet,” Sarah said, wondering what on earth she would tell her friend if her son really had killed Anna Blake. Just as Sarah had suspected, Mulberry Street was swarming with reporters jostling for a good spot from which to view the comings and goings at Police Headquarters.

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