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Murder on Marble Row : a gaslight mystery (edition 2004)

by Victoria Thompson

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Title:Murder on Marble Row : a gaslight mystery
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An explosion kills one of Sarah Brandt's father's contemporaries. Sarah rushes to assist the family in their time of grief. The young wife of the deceased doesn't seem very upset by his death but tries everything in her power to place the blame on her youngest stepson, who has joined a group of anarchists. Sarah and Frank Malloy join up again and solve the mystery. Very good
  Anntstobbs | Feb 26, 2012 |
Teddy Roosevelt selects Frank Mallory to investigate and solve the death of a wealthy New Yorker. A bomb detonated in his office kills the man, Gregory Van Dyke. Of course, Sarah Brandt must assist Mallory since Sarah knows the families and can ask questions that Mallory cannot ask. Mallory is also investigating the murder of Sarah's husband, Tom Brandt. Mallory believes that Sarah's father, Felix Decker, is responsible for Tom Brandt's death. Thompson shows the confines of society, especially for women. As usual, Thompson throws into the story, many historic episodes such as anarchist, Emma Goldman, the use of bombs, medical advances, and the plight of the poor. In this novel, Sarah is trying to make a decision about the young girl, Aggie. ( )
  delphimo | Apr 2, 2011 |
I really like this series and reading about a time when the courtesies between the sexes were a priority. Detective Malloy is called to investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman and friend of Sarah Brandt's family. The family believes the bomb was the work of the oldest brother's anarchists friends. There's more background information in this book about Frank's personal life and the introduction of Sarah's mother, Mrs. Decker, to Frank. Surprise ending. ( )
  Kathy89 | Jul 18, 2010 |
Sixth instalment of the gaslight mystery series, featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and New York police detective Frank Molloy. Molloy is assigned the case of wealthy industrialist Gregory Van Dyke, who was blown up in his office by what everyone assumes to be an anarchist's bomb. Much to his chagrin, Molloy must enter the world of the super rich to solve the crime and for that he needs to team up with Sarah Brandt again. The story moves along at a fast pace and gives a good feel for the era it is set in. The mystery is not too taxing, although there are a few twists along the way. Recommended. ( )
  boleyn | May 27, 2009 |
Sixth in the “gaslight” mysteries featuring Sarah Brandt, a young widow in early 1900s New York who is also a midwife, and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy of the New York police. Teddy Roosevelt is currently police commissioner, and when he directs Malloy to investigate the murder by bombing of a wealthy businessman, Malloy is dismayed because he knows he will have to question many upper class people—and be expected to tread lightly since those people tend to be able to buy their innocence. Malloy is even more incredulous when Roosevelt tells him that he was requested to be the officer in charge by none other than Peter Decker, who just happens to be Sarah Brandt’s father! It’s believed by nearly everyone (save Malloy and Mrs. Brandt) that the dead man was blown up by his son, who has disowned his wealthy family and lives with an enclave of Russian anarchists in a poor section of town. As the two investigate and meet the son and the rest of the family, whom Sarah had known as a child, they don’t believe he’s guilty but must investigate the other privileged people around on the sly. While I had figured out the murderer by about mid-book, that didn’t diminish my enjoyment of the book at all. I’ve really taken a liking to this series, though the romantic tension between Malloy and Sarah does get a little tiresome at times. At least they’re not rutting in back alleys or anything. LOL A- ( )
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When an explosion kills wealthy industrialist Gregory Van Dyke, Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt presumes that anarchists are responsible and personally asks Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to track them down. Malloy is up to the challenge - but he faces a different kind of challenge when he encounters Sarah Brandt paying a condolence call on the Van Dykes. Faced with the impossibility of ever expressing his true feelings for Sarah, Frank had vowed never to see or work with her again...For her part, Sarah is glad to be working with Malloy again - though they clash over his conviction that the murder was politically motivated. Frank would like to dismiss her concerns, but whether he likes it or not he needs Sarah's help, because she knows the marble facades of Fifth Avenue hide as many dark and twisted secrets as any tenement of the Lower East Side...
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When an explosion kills wealthy industrialist Gregory Van Dyke, Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt presumes that anarchists are responsible and personally asks Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to track them down. Malloy is up to the challenge - but he faces a different kind of challenge when he encounters Sarah Brandt paying a condolence call on the Van Dykes. Faced with the impossibility of ever expressing his true feelings for Sarah, Frank had vowed never to see or work with her again." For her part, Sarah is glad to be working with Malloy once again in his hunt for a dangerous killer - though they clash over his conviction that the murder was politically motivated.

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"When an explosion kills wealthy industrialist Gregory Van Dyke, Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt presumes that anarchists are responsible and personally asks Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to track them down. Malloy is up to the challenge - but he faces a different kind of challenge when he encounters Sarah Brandt paying a condolence call on the Van Dykes. Faced with the impossibility of ever expressing his true feelings for Sarah, Frank had vowed never to see or work with her again." "For her part, Sarah is glad to be working with Malloy once again in his hunt for a dangerous killer - though they clash over his conviction that the murder was politically motivated."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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