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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 an Agatha Award. She also contributed to the award winning writing textbook MANY GENRES/ONE CRAFT and authored a short story for the anthology, SHERLOCK HOLMES IN AMERICA. In her previous life, Victoria Thompson was the bestselling author of twenty historical romances. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton H ...more

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Victoria Thompson Yes, there will! It's MURDER ON TRINITY PLACE, and it will be out April 30, 2019.
Victoria Thompson Yes, it is! I'm currently writing #23 and there will be at least one more after that. My publisher says they'll keep publishing them as long as reader…moreYes, it is! I'm currently writing #23 and there will be at least one more after that. My publisher says they'll keep publishing them as long as readers keep buying them, so hopefully, there will be many more to come.(less)
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Drawing on my own history for Murder on Pleasant Avenue

Writing Murder on Pleasant Avenue was a joy on several levels. It is the 23rd book in the Gaslight Mystery Series, so every book in that series is kind of a miracle because I never expected the series to last beyond six books! So that’s exciting.

The second reason I enjoyed writing this book is because it features my favorite ethnic group, the Italians. My paternal grandparents emigrated from Ital Read more of this blog post »
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Yes! CITY OF SCHEMES will be out in November, and there will be a 5th as well, as yet unwritten and untitled!
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Who Speaks for the Damned by C.S. Harris
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Another fabulous entry in the Sebastian St. Cyr series.
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A twisty tale

An uncommonly twisted look at the way unusual people deal with trauma.refusing to be a victim, the heroine makes choices you and I would never even think of. A tale of the kind of revenge most people only dream about.
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You'll love it as much as the first one

This is a worthy successor to the first book in the series. It immerses you in this world and makes you part of it. Keeps you guessing until the end and them surprises you.
" Jan wrote: "I love how you include the suffragist movement in your books!"

Thanks! That is what inspired me to write the series.
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" Raising children is excellent training for outwitting a con man! I speak from experience. "
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“One woman couldn’t change the world. She could just make small parts of it better.”
Victoria Thompson, Murder on Astor Place

“Yet sometimes the world judges females by a different standard and seeks to punish them unjustly.”
Victoria Thompson, Murder in Murray Hill

“Did you take a vow of poverty or something?"
"This is a housedress, Malloy," she said, indignant again. "I was cleaning when you came. I gave my other clothes away because I got some new ones. From my mother."
"Did your mother take a vow of poverty?”
Victoria Thompson, Murder on Mulberry Bend


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