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Victoria Thompson

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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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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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No one has ever asked me this. I think I always knew I was a writer. I was in my thirties and writing my first novel when I realized it could be a career, though.
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Another winner!

This one is even better than the first one. So many laughs and so many twists. You will love it.
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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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