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May 01, 2012
| ISBN 9780425248003
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Jun 07, 2011
| ISBN 9781101515556
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May 01, 2012 | ISBN 9780425248003
Jun 07, 2011 | ISBN 9781101515556
Midwife Sarah Brandt braves the dangers of the tenements in nineteenth-century New York to help the impoverished and, with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, bring the guilty that prey on them to justice. Now, the latest novel in the Edgar®-nominated series finds Sarah compelled to save an expectant mother from a fate worse than death…
Summoned to an elegant house to deliver a baby, Sarah finds her patient is actually in a brothel. The young woman in labor reveals she is being held against her will and forced to prostitute herself—and that the madam intends to get rid of the baby.
To rescue the new mother and her infant, Sarah secures the assistance of Mrs. Vivian Van Orner, a woman of means known for her charitable work. But their success comes at a high price when Mrs.Van Orner is found murdered.
With Malloy’s help, Sarah’s investigation uncovers some unpleasant truths about the victim and her charity—as well as the woman and child Sarah risked her own life to save…
Victoria Thompson is the Edgar® and Agatha award–nominated author of the Gaslight Mysteries—including Murder in the Bowery, Murder in Morningside Heights, and Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue—as well as numerous historical novels. She lives in the Chicago area with her… More about Victoria Thompson
“A cleverly written Victorian mystery with a bombshell ending.”—Fresh Fiction“Enjoyable.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Engaging…A wonderful read.”—Genre Go Round Reviews
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