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Murder on Fifth Avenue (edition 2012)

by Victoria Thompson

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Title:Murder on Fifth Avenue
Authors:Victoria Thompson
Info:Berkley (2012), Kindle Edition, 300 pages
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The Gaslight Mystery's are one of the better cozy murder mysteries out in books. The author provides enough historical content to keep the story line intriguing and informative. The two protagonist, Sarah and Frank, continue their unofficial relationship although with the progression of the series one figures there will finally be a breakthrough.

This particular novel deals with the manipulation of women by powerful men during the gilded age; particularly how defenseless women were because of their status as property. The author notes at the end of the book how this travesty still continues today. Women are not property anymore but they are still manipulated and subjugated in many parts of the world. ( )
  NancyNo5 | Oct 19, 2013 |
This installment in the series felt like an improvement. I've enjoyed the others, but recent ones seemed to lack forward motion and character development for Malloy and Sarah. This was an interesting look at the plight of women struggling to survive without a man. ( )
  carlyrose | Feb 5, 2013 |
I found this book to be one of the better ones in the series so far, can't actually say why, though. I enjoyed the plot, the pacing and the characters. Best of all the, "witch" got her just deserts, though I suspect she endured a great deal of provocation over the years of her marriage. ( )
  cfk | Oct 8, 2012 |
This was an excellent historical New York mystery. I have been enjoying the Gaslight series for some time now, but this book was even more enjoyable. Actually seeing some movement in Sarah's parents narrow-mindedness helped a great deal, and it certainly makes things easier between Sarah and Frank. Also, the motives behind the murders are motives that are still apparent today. Things have not changed that much really in the extent of peoples' depravity. In this book, a friend of Sarah's father is found dead in a chair at their mutual mens' club. Mr. Decker calls Frank in to investigate what happened to Chilton Devries. As Sarah and Frank investigate they find that the list of possible suspects is a very long one as Mr. Devries has made a lot of enemies in his life. The book is a lot of fun because of the change in the relationship between Sarah and Frank, and it's nice to see them work so well together. A very good effort on Ms. Thompson's part. ( )
  Romonko | May 24, 2012 |
Loved it! Sarah's father, Felix Decker, asked for Detective Sargent Frank Malloy to investigate the murder of one his exclusive club member's murder. Frank with the help of Sarah and her mother, Elizabeth Decker, investigate the family and discover their secrets. I love this series and Frank and Sarah and the 1890's period NYC where these novels take place. There's some character growth and hope for their future in this novel and I can't wait to read the next one. ( )
  Kathy89 | May 18, 2012 |
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To my daughter Ellen,
for introducing me to Fifth Avenue
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"Detective Sergeant Malloy?"
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High society member Felix Decker, who belongs to one of New York's oldest families, resigns himself to partnering up with Irish Catholic police detective Frank Malloy when a member of his private club is murdered in nineteenth-century Manhattan.

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