Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue
Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy and Sarah Brandt are not the only ones who have recently tied the knot. Family friend Mrs. O’Neill was delighted when her ...more
I enjoyed the whole tale very much. There was a Christmas feel to it and little snippets of how Christmas was celebrated at that time. Trees, decorations and lights were beginning to appear and the stores had Santa and lots of toys just like today.
This was a fun installment that allowed me to get to know the secondary characters better without the influence of Sarah and Frank. Maeve takes it upon herself to agree to investigate t ...more
When a woman shows up on Franks Malloy's doorsteps, his midwife Maeve is weary of her appearance and think that this is just another person from her employers old neighborhood looking for a handout. When it turns out that Mrs. O’Neill is there on behalf of her daughter Una seeking Frank's help to rescue her daughter for being accused of murder, Maeve jumps into the Malloy's spot to handle the situation (as Frank is on his honeymoon and is unavailable). As Maeve tries to find the real killer, it...more
Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue finds Detective Frank Malloy and his new wife, Sarah Brandt Malloy, on a European honeymoon. These two have been the mainstay of the series from the start. Without their solid presence and direct approaches, the series seems to have had a less lively and s ...more
Ms. Thompson mentioned to the reader at the end of the book that this story was a 'Gaslight extra'. Her publisher wanted her to write a Christmas story featuring some of the important secondary characters and "fans have been nagging me to ...more
Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue was a fun read. It takes place just before Christmas while Sarah and Frank are still honeymooning. While I missed Sarah and Frank I was glad for the change of pace and the opportunity for some of the ...more
One thing that makes this series so entertaining is reading how different things were in those days: the formality of everyday existence, the facades people hide behind in the name of propriety, the power the Deckers wield simply because they are rich, the slo ...more
I enjoyed this book immensely the main characters are off stage until towards the end of the book. I enjoy Maeve handling everything and loved it when the grandparents got involved. I can't wait to see where this series goes now.
I really enjoy this series and this book provides the reader of this series with an interesting change of pace.
Sarah and Frank Malloy have recently gotten married and are on their honeymoon. When there is a knock on the door of the Malloy at the Malloy’s home, Maeve finds a Mrs. O’Neill at the door. Mrs. O’Neill, a friend of the Malloy family, wants Malloy to help her daughter, Una, who has been charged with m ...more
One night, Sarah's nursemaid, Maeve Smith, answers the door to find Mrs. O'Neill crying outside. She's looking for Frank, who she hopes can help her free her daughter, Una Pollock, who has been arrested for th ...more
Frank and Sarah are off on their honeymoon but that does not stop the mysteries that arrive on their door step. Maeve and Gino join forces with Mr. and Mrs. Decker to solve what turns out to be more than a murder.
This book is great fun. I loved the scenes between Mr . and Mrs. Decker. She thinks she is keeping her involvement in this ...more
Una Pollack was accused of bludgeoning her husband to death, and Una's mother doesn't think she is capable of it. She came to find Frank, ...more
Una Pollack is found holding her dead husband in her lap. The Una is cover with blood and arrested by the police and taken to the Tombs for his murder. The Una refused to speak to a y one. Her Mother, Mrs. O'Neill stops by Mallory's new home to asked Frank for his help. Frank and Sarah are on their honeymoon so Meave decides to help. She asks Mrs Dexter to help search Una Pollack's home the next day. Mrs. Dexter, Meave and Mrs. O'Neill go to the Pollack home for clothes and o ...more
Not having Frank and Sarah investigate was torture! Although I like the other characters I didn't liked their investigation at all!
They were all over the place not interrogating the suspects properly and meeting for supper and share their conclusions and in Meave's case her dislike for a woman because of her feelings for Gino! And now I have to ...more
I didn't think I would like it but it was not bad.
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