Berkley Publishing Group Hard Cover - April 26, 2022


Sarah and Frank Malloy must catch a scheming killer in this latest gripping new installment in the USA Today bestselling Gaslight Mysteries 

Former policeman Frank Malloy is frustrated when a woman requests his private detective services to implicate her wealthy husband in adultery, the only legal grounds for divorce in New York state. Although Mrs. Bing seems genuinely distressed about her marriage and desperate to end it, she refuses to tell Frank the reason she absolutely must divorce her husband and admits she has no legal grounds. Frank explains he won’t manufacture evidence for her and sends her on her way. 

The following week, Frank and Sarah happen to be attending the first ever auto show in Madison Square Garden when they meet the woman's husband, Alfred Bing, who has invested in a company that produces one of the electric motorcars on display. A few days later, the newspapers report that millionaire Alvin Bing has been found dead, pinned beneath one of the wheels of his very own motorcar. But who was driving it? The obvious suspect is Mrs. Bing, but Frank and Sarah find that nothing is as it seems, in their puzzling, dangerous search for truth. 

ISBN-10 : 0593337069
ISBN-13 : 978-0593337066
  Upper Manhattan                      New York Herald                     The Infamous Tombs                           Mulberry Building                  Lower Manhattan 
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Clever. Historical. Murder.
“Thompson’s twenty-fifth Gaslight Mystery is every bit as satisfying as its many predecessors in this consistently entertaining series…As always, Thompson manages to reflect the social climate of the time…and provide interesting details.” - Booklist

 “Thompson does a good job showing how the automobile had begun to change people’s lives in the service of a nicely surprising plot.” - Publishers Weekly

 "Thompson's twenty-fifth Gaslight Mystery (following Murder on Wall Street, 2021) is every bit as satisfying as it's many predecessors in this consistently entertaining series." - Booklist American Library Association

“This is one of the series’ better entries.” - Crime Reads

“The 25th novel in the Gaslight series is as good as any of the other novels. The key is the writing of these excellent characters and the chemistry and love they have for each other, especially the married couple of Frank and Sarah Malloy.” - Red Carpet Crash

“Right from the first page I was hooked and completely reminded of just why I love this series. Thompson has created a world with fully developed characters and light with plenty of danger lurking in the corners and it was a delight to revisit it…This was a fast paced intriguing read that kept me hooked from beginning to end.” - I Wish I Lived in a Library

“Part of the fun of Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Mysteries series is delving into little-known historical territory…This book, like others in the series, is a quick and easy read with lots of surprises and playful banter between our likeable protagonists and their assistants, but it also deals with some dark subject matter.” - Historical Novels Review

"The 25th book in the long-running Gaslight mystery series delivers up another stellar mystery in MURDER ON MADISON SQUARE… Filled with all the right elements of a good story, this mystery will entertain and delight mystery lovers everywhere." - Fresh Fiction

"The charms and horrors of early 20th-century New York on full display." - Kirkus