"A Gaslight Mystery"
Frank Malloy has never known any life other than that of a cop, but his newfound inheritance threatens his position within his department. Read more...
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"A Gaslight Mystery"
Frank Malloy has never known any life other than that of a cop, but his newfound inheritance threatens his position within his department. While trying to keep both his relationship with Sarah and his fortune under wraps, he s assigned to a new case finding a missing young woman for her worried father, Henry Livingston.
It seems the girl had been responding to lonely hearts ads in the paper for months before she disappeared. Her father thinks that she s eloped with a deceptive stranger, but Malloy fears the worst, knowing that the grifters who place such ads often do much more than simply abscond with their victims. But as Sarah and Malloy delve deeper into a twisted plot targeting the city s single women, it s their partnership both professional and private that winds up in the greatest peril "
- ISBN-13: 9780425260425
- ISBN-10: 0425260429
- Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
- Publish Date: May 2014
- Page Count: 296
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds
Series: Gaslight Mysteries #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-03-10
- Reviewer: Staff
Thompson convincingly portrays late-19th-century New York City in her 16th Gaslight mystery, but she has put her male lead, NYPD Det. Sgt. Frank Malloy, into an awkward spot. Toward the end of the previous entry, 2013’s Murder in Chelsea, Malloy learned that he was going to inherit a fortune. Once word reaches Malloy’s police colleagues of his imminent windfall, he realizes his job is on the line. At police headquarters, Chief O’Brien fires him, saying, “You’re a good man, but millionaires aren’t cops.” Malloy, who was in the midst of a missing-persons case involving women who answered a personal ad in the newspaper, manages to keep his hand in as a private investigator. While Malloy may be on track to follow this new career path in future installments, Thompson will have some work to do to make this scenario plausible. Agent: Nancy Yost, Nancy Yost Literary Agency. (May)