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Murder on Astor Place
Murder on Astor Place: A Gaslight Mystery | Victoria Thompson
15 posts | 24 read | 29 to read
As a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York, Sarah Brandt has seen pain and joy. Now she will work for something more--a search for justice--in a case of murder involving one of New York's richest families.
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Suelizbeth
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This is classified as a historical mystery and it does fit that categorization, but it is also a semi cozy mystery. The crimes are deadly and the reasons behind them are shocking (for the time), but the main detective is an outcast from “society”, so it feels cozyesque, if that makes sense. It is a quick read and I did enjoy it, although this is not my usual genre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Chrissyreadit
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A quick read, historical mystery. A midwife in NYC circa 1880‘s -I enjoyed it and could not put it down tonight until I finished it.

Ruthiella I love it when a book is that compelling! 2mo
tdrosebud I love this series! 2mo
Wildflowerrain I would love to read this one 1mo
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megnews
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My NYC listen for my NYC trip. Listened off and on on the drive there and back. Your fairly typical whodunnit. Pretty quick read. This was between a pick and a so so for me. The narrator didn‘t help as her reading was very choppy. There‘s a whole series set in New York and I was hoping it would change narrators. Just started the second and same narrator. Don‘t know I‘ll make my way through all of them with her narrating.

Book 213/265 7/12/19

Crazeedi I love this series!!! 4mo
Crazeedi The author is a professor at Seton Hall, a small college in Greensburg PA which is a city not that far from me 4mo
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Shel.f
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This hit all the right notes - except that for me, personally, it was very disturbing. Great characters. I could practically hear the swish of skirts and the clop of hooves on the New York City streets. I just couldn't get past the denouement and reveal of the motives behind the murders. Read with caution.

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Shel.f

Mysteries@Six selection, May 2019 - review to come.

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Annl
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After my very busy “stay cation” this past week from which I am more tired than I was when spring break started I am so glad to see this! Reading all weekend it is! #24b4monday. @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Yes ma'am! Woohoo!!! 🙌🙌🙌 8mo
Andrew65 Good luck 👍😊 8mo
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melissanorr
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My library hold came in so I'm going to try out this series.

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Andrew65
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This is a wonderful introduction to the Gaslight Mystery Series. This book gives a good feel for early 20th Century New York & the corruption that appears to be present in the Police Force, if you had money and status it appears you could literally get away with murder. This book is very well written & love the main characters. Totally recommend this to anyone who loves a good mystery or historical mysteries. Look forward to continuing the series.

catherine2 I love this series! I‘ve read all of them. 10mo
SaturnDoo I loved this book. I need to continue the series. 10mo
Andrew65 @catherine2 @SaturnDoo I now need to source the rest as these are the only two my library system has! 😔 I have put in a request for them to buy books 3 and 4 - let‘s see if they do that. 🤞 (edited) 10mo
tdrosebud I you find them! 10mo
catherine2 Good luck! 10mo
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Andrew65
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It‘s a new year so Happy New Year Everyone 🥳🥳🥳🍾🥂 🎉 🎊 🎉 🎊
What better time to start a new series so kicking off the year by listening to the first book of the Gaslight Mysteries Series set in early 20th Century New York. This series certainly has a strong reputation.

Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 🥳🥳 10mo
Melissa_J Happy New Year Andrew! All the best in 2019 😊🥳 10mo
CarolynM Happy New Year, Andrew, to you and yours😀 Looking forward to more book chat with you in 2019 10mo
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robinb Happy New Year to you as well! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 10mo
jfalkens Happy New Year 🎊🎉🎊🎉 10mo
Kalalalatja Happy New Year! 10mo
Reggie Happy New Year!! 10mo
tdrosebud Happy New Year! You picked a great series to start! 10mo
Andrew65 @tdrosebud Thanks, enjoying it so far. Happy New Year to you. 🥳 10mo
AnneCecilie Happy new year 🎆 10mo
Andrew65 @AnneCecilie Happy New Year 🥳 10mo
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bookwrm526
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This was a re-read for the @bookriot #ReadHarder challenge. I remember really liking this cozy mystery the first time I read it, but this time it was just so-so for me. Possibly I remembered too much from the original read to make it interesting? In any case, it does have a strong and interesting female character and it's the first in a long series, so if you like cozy historical mysteries I'd say give it a try.

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robinb
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Panpan

I almost bailed on this one, but I always think things will get better. I could not connect with anything about this book...the characters, the story. And the ending was far-fetched and very unsettling. Based on this start, I think I will give this series a pass. #romantsy #osrbc

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robinb
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Starting this one. New author for me. Anyone familiar with the Gaslight Mystery series?

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Gulfskye
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In the last 48 hours I've read Murder on Astor Place and Murder on St. Mark's Place. This is a mystery series set in NYC 1896. The main character Sarah Brandt is from a rich family, had married a doctor who was murdered and is now a midwife and estranged from her family. Our hero is Irish detective Frank Malloy. Through various circumstances they are thrown together to solve a murder. As expected the relationship grows in the 2nd book. On to #3.

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ralexist
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The first in a long series featuring an amateur female sleuth in the form of a midwife and a surly detective. A lovely cozy set in Victorian New York, each book tends to take you into a new neighborhood so the reader gets a different slice of Victorian life from many different viewpoints.

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amandaz
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Yay, found another historical British mystery series! This first in the series was quick and clever, and I found the two main characters surprisingly complex. Definitely going to be reading the next in the series.

TirzahPrice I read these books! But weren't they set in New York? I loved them. 3y
amandaz Oh my goodness, you're right. How did I mix that up? I blame it on being up all night seeing Beyoncé perform! 3y
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