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MURDER ON TRINITY PLACE by Victoria Thompson
Berkley Publishing Group Hard Cover April 30, 2019
ABOUT MURDER ON TRINITY PLACE
The devil is in the details when a man is found murdered near Trinity Church in the latest installment of the national bestselling Gaslight Mystery series…
The year of 1899 is drawing to a close. Frank and Sarah Malloy are getting ready to celebrate the New Year at Trinity Church when they notice Mr. Pritchard, a relative of their neighbor’s behaving oddly and annoying the other revelers. Frank tries to convince Pritchard to return home with them, but the man refuses and Frank loses him in the crowd. The next morning Sarah and Frank are horrified to learn Pritchard was murdered sometime in the night, his body left on Trinity Place, the side street near the church.
The police aren’t too interested in the murder, and the family are concerned that the circumstances of the death will reflect badly on Pritchard’s reputation. To protect the family from scandal, Nelson asks Frank to investigate. Frank and Sarah delve into Pritchard’s past and realize there may have been a deadly side to the dawning of the new century.
MURDER ON TRINITY PLACE
“Period details and charm abound in a mystery that packs some real surprises.” –Kirkus
“This fast-paced historical mystery, the twenty-second in Thompson’s long-running Gaslight series, again uses its New York City frame to good advantage.” ―Booklist
“Murder on Trinity Place is a marvelous mishmash of milk, mayhem, a marriage of convenience, and a turn-of-the-century mystery. … Victoria Thompson will never run out of story ideas from the city that never sleeps….Murder on Trinity Place was very enjoyable, the core mystery was fascinating, and the side-stories added to the pleasure.” –Criminal Element
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