Murder in Little Italy (Gaslight Mystery #8)
As a midwife working in the tenements of turn-of-the-century New York, Sarah Brandt has witnessed joy and misery, birth and death. Now Sarah suffers the heartbreak of losing a patient-but not from natural causes.
OK, I have to admit it: Sarah Brandt and the Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy are growing on me. I have gotten over expecting great detail and seamless narration; realistic emotional displays are obviously too much to ask for from our main characters-- I can deal with that. I can suspe ...more
This novel shares many strengths with its predecessors, but it is ...more
Sarah's concern is for the baby, as the next day, his Mother is found dead. Sarah calls for Frank Molloy, a Detective Sergeant to get the girl's body to the Coroner. Who kill ...more
I do wish the author would give more than a perfunctory mention in the final chapter on Malloy's lackadaisical in ...more
I had mixed feelings about how Thompson handled this story. It felt like she wanted to tell a story about the Italian and Irish people in New York of the day and the prejudices that people held against them and that they held against each other.The author mentions that she had Italian family in the author no ...more
Book number eight of Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Series takes us to Little Italy. Sarah Brandt has been called in to deliver a premature baby. The delivery goes well but to Sarah and the family’s surprise, the baby is not premature. He’s a full term healthy little baby boy. This change of events puts suspicion on who the baby’s father ...more
This mystery is the first that kept me guessing til the end, although I had my suspicions early on. Yet the character details and the environment of the 1890s Manhattan and its denizens keeps me coming back. The detailed descriptions of each neighborhood is especially intriguing to me -- 110 years later, I would ...more
So good story. Italian versus Irish in New York, way back when Theodore Roosevelt was in charge. I did enjoy the story.
This installment brings us into the lives of the Italian immigrants/Italian Americans. The plot illustrates the importance of family and the distrust of Italians and Irish of each other. How difficult it must have been to administer justice at this time with the beginning of the modern Italian mafia, and the corruption of the c ...more
She wants to kick the woman out of her house baby and all but some others in the family don't want that. Maria wants to keep the baby in the home and Nancy the babies mother is pretty sure she will be staying in the home. Then the ...more
Midwife Sarah Brandt rushes to a call in little Italy to deliver a baby that is supposed to be early but is born full term. She returns the next day to discover the young Irish mother that mar ...more