Good book but finishing it made me sad No Frank and Sarah until next April For someone who has been reading the series ne a month for 22 months this is a dramatic momentI have really enjoyed the whole series I have learned a lot The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta of historical fact about New York as well as enjoying the fictional characters who populate the books As an examp I think it s time to say goodbye to another series I started reading it last year and loved mostf the books but lately I don t like much about the stories r the characters anyThere s zero character development and the characters do the same things ver and ver again which is frustrating to read I m not invested as much as to torture myself with the next installmentI miss how Sarah and Frank were and how they solved mysteries together with not so much interference by thers Now Gino and Meave are every time with them and I can t stand their bickering teasing and their will they won t they story line I know Thompson loves Gino and Meave and thinks all her fans do so too but she should be perceptive in my pinion I miss Frank and Sarah s interactions with their children but for the sake f Gino and Meave the don t have much presence in recent books which is a shame I don t feel like Malloy and Sarah are a married couple r even a family it just feels like they just This series have great characters and I love the family dynamic and crime solving in Victorian New York I did learn something new swill milk How disturbing was that This was a uick read and had some good moments Sadly dialogues became too repetitive throughout the book 25 stars There s always something dd about being normalIt s New Year s Eve in December Dicmatized 2: Bitter Sweet Revenge of 1899 Throngsf people gather Martian Science Fiction: Scifi Novellas Set on Mars outside around Trinity Church in New York City It sne The Witches Ball of theld fashioned norms Saving Charmaine: A Heaton Family Friends Series Book of the holiday in which revelers listen to holiday music streaming from the church as they waitn the threshold f the new yearPrivate Detective Frank Malloy and his wife Sarah are wrapped in a blanket across their laps in their pen air vehicle They spot their neighbor Mr Pritchard lumbering in and ut f the crowd He appears to have had too much holiday punch Frank assures Sarah that he will track the man down and bring him back home with them Frustrated Frank returns with no Mr PritchardBut pigeons seem to return to the roost Mr Pitchard is found straggled to death near Trinity Church His family hires Frank and his partner Gino to investigate when the police turn up with no motive and no killer Pritchard The Deadline owned a local dairy that delivered milk in the community for many years Who could possibly have it in for a business man as pure as his milkVictoria Thompson injects a bitf a true historical event in this ne Children were dying due to the impurities linked to milk at this time Shady distributors passed ff something called swill milk in which sick cows were fed contaminated hay and were tied up in filthy stalls Pasteurization was hit Ready to Restore: The Layman's Guide to Christian Counseling or missMurdern Trinity Place is not exactly a cozy mystery with fluff There s plenty Ready to Restore of dead bodies sleezy people and dastardly crime in thisne But Thompson has a way with taking you from the acidity f this real world that we live in and carries you to a time f civility and genuine kindness It s a refreshing breakaway from constant confrontations and malcontents within the boundaries Shieldmaiden Book 1: Quest for the Jewel of 323 pages Just sign me up for the nextne Victoria Thompson Just sign me up It s no secret that Victoria Thompson is a favorite Traficada: Diário de uma Escrava Sexual (Portuguese Edition) of mine I was even lucky enough to meet her awhile back I am so sad to have caught up with my favorite series and will now have to wait for the next installmentsThe Gaslight Mystery series is my go to and here we have another great mystery I lov. The devil's in the details when a man is found murdered near Trinity Church in the latest installmentf the national bestselling Gaslight Mystery seriesThe year Encounter at Buff Ledge: A UFO Case History of 1899 is drawing to a close Frank and Sarah Malloy are getting ready to celebrate the New Year at Trinity Church when they notice Mr Pritchard a relativef their neighbor'.
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Elves to us and it s hard letting go I really liked this story and it was a wonderful ne to end at a pause I thought when I read the synopsis Regarde, c'est maman ! of this book that it would be a return to what made me love these books in the first place I adored Sarah and Frank and watching their romance blossom But I fear that these books are now suffering from the Moonlighting Syndrome They got marriedtogether and now they are hopelessly boring Sarah doesn t even investigate any longer She founded a birthing center and spends a lotf time just talking about wanting to deliver babies She seems bored with married life especially this new rich married life in the world she fought so hard to escape The biggest mistake this series made was making Frank a millionaire I believe the author asked for suggestions for how Frank and Sarah could be together in polite society with their conflicting backgrounds and this was someone s answer but it wasn t the right The Bricklayer one imo I would have loved to read about the challenges they faced in their every day lives knowing they were going against the ridiculousnessf that time period s value n someone s social standing and how it helped r hindered their crime solving But now because Frank has all this money and had to change careers he spends all his time investigating now with Gino The introduction Vinny: Victory Over Drugs, Death, and Degradation of Maeve and Gino as important characters and placing them and in the spotlight was another mistake Thompson made regarding this series These two bring nothing to the story and just push Sarah further and further into the background to where she is as relevant as Mrs Ellsworth and Mother Malloyr Brian and Catherine for that matter I think if the author wants to retain her readers she needs to marry ff Gino and Maeve and have them move far far away and then give Sarah to do that just play matchmaker to characters nobody cares about Three stars because the mystery was somewhat interesting although the perpetrator was not the least bit surprising but again as f the norm lately the best part about these books is the NYC history lesson Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a DRC f this title in exchange for an honest review The year f 1899 is drawing to a close Frank and Sarah Malloy are getting ready to celebrate the New Year at Trinity Church when they notice Mr Pritchard a relative Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West of their neighbor s behavingddly and annoying the Eating Thin for Life: Food Secrets Recipes from People Who Have Lost Weight Kept It Off other revelers The next morning Sarah and Frank are horrified to learn Pritchard was murdered sometime in the night Frank and Sarah delve into Pritchard s past and realize there may have been a deadly side to the dawningf the new century This was a very enjoyable installment in the gaslight mysteries series I liked it better than the last book The book begins with Frank and Sarah attending a dinner party at their neighbor Mrs Ellsworth s house Her recently married son Nelson and his wife Theda have also invited Theda s family to the dinner and it s a little tense as Theda s father is very pinionated and doesn t hesitate to let his pinions known when certain subjects come up Ultimately the dinner ends in disaster and poor Theda is left in tears One thing I noticed about this book is that the character We, the People of Mrs Ellsworth is much serious here There are no silly superstitions mentioned this time around but it made sense considering what was happening in the bookAs usual I figuredut who the murderer was pretty easily but this book actually did throw a couple Single of good red herrings in there I actually attached a bit to the murderer s motivations than what was concluded in the book though view spoiler I thought he was notnly after marrying Theda but also after acuiring the family business and becoming wealthy hide spoile. Ren't too interested in the murder and the family are concerned that the circumstances f the death will reflect badly n Pritchard's reputation To protect the family from scandal Nelson asks Frank to investigate Frank and Sarah delve into Pritchard's past and realize there may have been a deadly side to the dawning f the new century.
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E playing detective along with Sarah and Malloy The plot character development dialogue and history are all exceptional as always If you re a fan f historical mysteries I can t recommend these books enough Copy provided by publisher thank you as always Can t believe I ve read 21 books in this series The attraction is not just the entertaining murder mysteries but really the development f the cast sometimes in surprising ways Additionally I love the correct historical tidbits the author ffers us here about milk production and sale and even an ld board game precursor Showa, 1939-1944: A History of Japan of The Gamef Life that really bring the setting to life Murder The Book Of The Superiority Of Dogs Over Many Of Those Who Wear Clothes on Trinity Place by Victoria Thompson is a 2019 Berkley publication A perfect blendf history and mystery This is yet another long running series that never seems to lose its charm In this episode Frank and Sarah s neighbor Theda hires Frank after her father a dairy wner dies n New Year s Eve Initially reluctant to take the case without giving the proper authorities the chance to investigate it soon becomes clear the police have been paid to look the Rescuing a Werewolf other way So Frank Sarah Maeve and Gino embarkn a most puzzling and dangerous mission to discover the truth I learn something new every time I read a book in this series In this case the story is centered around the dairy business in New York in the 1800s Evidently the milk wars which I had never heard Making Women Pay of lead to theutlawing GloomCookie of swill milk which resulted in the deathsf nearly half f the children f New York City before the age The Jesuit of five The victim in this story was a stickler for the rules and may have threatened to expose a dairy that still sold swill milk But there are plentyf With Bound Hands other suspects all with a valid motive There are several surprises and twist along the way as well a little romantic matchmakingn Sarah s part which was a terrific idea for the couple in uestion As with any Rim of the Pit ongoing series some installments are better thanthers This is You Can Beat the Odds onef the durable chapters in the series which held my attention from beginning to end If you enjoy historical mysteries this is ne f the best Stripes of All Types onesut there Overall another terrific whodunit from Victoria Thompson 45 stars Frank and Sarah Malloy attend a dinner party at Mrs Ellsworth s home to celebrate the recent marriage f her son His in laws were there and Clarence Pritchard Nelson s father in law behaved rather strangely leaving in agitation after no ne shared his point f view about the upcoming year 1900 being the true new century instead f 1901 When Frank and Sarah run into him Baltimore Catechism No. 2 on New Year s Eveutside Trinity Church he s forcing his argument Mic manual de campanie electorală on everyone he sees and they re worried for him The next day they learn that he was found murdered not far from the church Nelson s wife Theda asks Frank to investigatence he determines the police have been paid The Big Book of Maker Skills: Tools Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects off to drop the caseThis was an interesting case as the Pritchards were uite the dysfunctional family and the investigation led to some surprising directions But what captured my heart was the secondary plot involving Black Jack Robinsonur favorite local bad boy I won t spoil the story but it s an unexpected delight I also learned about the early days f dairy farms especially the challenges faced by serving a major city and the introduction f pasteurization Motor cars are also a feature here too It s a bittersweet moment as One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones our group has now caught up with the most recently released book in the series For the last 22 months we ve enjoyed visiting these characters each month and delighting in the discussion While it s not the end as there s another scheduled for release in April there s a vacuum that can t be filled in the next months These characters have endeared thems. S behavingddly and annoying the Just Joking other revelers Frank tries to convince Pritchard to return home with them but the man refuses and Frank loses him in the crowd The next morning Sarah and Frank are horrified to learn Pritchard was murdered sometime in the night his body leftn Trinity Place the side street near the churchThe police
Victoria Thompson is the USA Today bestselling author of the Edgar® and Agatha nominated Gaslight Mystery series and the Sue Grafton Memorial Award nominated Counterfeit Lady Series She was nominated for an Edgar Award from Mystery Writers of America in 2001 and in 2012 she received a Career Achievement Award in Mystery Writing from RT Magazine Six of her Gaslight Mysteries were nominated for a