Summoned to an elegant house to deliver a baby, Sarah finds her patient is actually in a brothel. The young woman in labor reveals she is being held against her will and forced to prostitute herself—and that the madam intends to get rid of the baby.
To rescue the new mother and her infant, Sarah secures the assistance of Mrs. Vivian Van Orner, a woman of means known for her charitable work. But their success comes at a high price when Mrs.Van Orner is found murdered.
With Malloy’s help, Sarah’s investigation uncovers some unpleasant truths about the victim and her charity—as well as the woman and child Sarah risked her own life to save…
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Victoria Thompson delivers yet another charming turn of the century murder mystery. Thompson introduces a new twist by creating a murder with an unlikely murder weapon, which readers will find very entertaining when trying to guess the identity of the murderer.Read Full Review of Murder on Sisters' Row
Victoria Thompson has written a fast paced, engrossing mystery full of historical accuracies so real that old New York City is brought vividly to lifeRead Full Review of Murder on Sisters' Row
This novel is a definite keeper as it covers the lives of persons living in the tenements and the town houses and their feelings towards each other as the two investigators are sure, more than once, that they have found the culprit only to see that they have missed something and have to start all over again. Readers will thoroughly enjoy the story and the characters.Read Full Review of Murder on Sisters' Row
I felt it took a good fifty pages to “get going”. There was a lot of time devoted to Mr. Decker asking Frank, and Sarah, and even Sarah’s mother to help out, and then the subsequent conversations between the aforementioned individuals.Read Full Review of Murder on Sisters' Row
I usually tear my way through them, and this one- I oculdn’t get into it at all. You didn’t have many close scenes with Frank and Sarah, nor did you really see Maeve, Catherine, or his son Brian, not the mention the nosy neighbor we’ve come to love. So- a lot of favorite reliables aren’t so much there, and the action, when it picks up, isn’t break-neck.Read Full Review of Murder on Sisters' Row
The reason for the murder was well developed. There were several red herrings before we find out who actually did the deedRead Full Review of Murder on Sisters' Row
Victoria Thompson vividly creates this world that I love to be taken to. I love old New York and how she captures its essence so well. She is a master at creating characters, and I have to say that her word choice is perfectly executedRead Full Review of Murder on Sisters' Row
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