When a murder hits close to home, Frank finds himself in an unusual position--the prime suspect in the latest installment of the national bestselling Gaslight Mystery series...Sarah and Frank Malloy are enjoying married life and looking to make their family official by adopting Catherine, the child whom Sarah rescued and has been raising as her daughter. The process seems fairly straightforward, but at the last minute, the newlyweds discover that Parnell Vaughn, Catherine's legal father,has a claim on the child, and his grasping fiance is demandinga financial settlement to relinquish parental rights. Even though exchanging money for a child is illegal, Frank and Sarah's love for Catherine drives them to comply. When Frank returns with the money and finds Vaughn beaten to death, all evidence points to Frank as the culprit. A not-quite-famous actor with modest means, Vaughn seems an unlikely candidate for murder, particularly such a violent crime of passion. But Frank soon uncovers real-lifeintrigue as dramatic as any that appears on stage. Sarah and Frank enlist those closest to them to help hunt for Vaughn's killer as Frank's own life--and the future of their family--hang in the balance....
|Title||:||Murder on Union Square (Gaslight Mystery #21)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
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Murder on Union Square (Gaslight Mystery #21) Reviews
Frank and Sarah Mallory planned to adopted Catherine in this long-running historical mystery but are stymied by a legal technology. Frank goes to see Catherine's legal father, Parnell Vaughn to sign papers relinquishing his paternal rights. He finds Parnell beaten to death and is accused as the killer. He finds himself arrested and charged with murder. Sarah, Maeve, and Gino worked with Frank to locate the killer in order to save his reputation. Sarah plans to open a maternity center continue wi ...more
AN exceptional book. Even though, this was my first ever gaslight mystery, I enjoyed it immensely. It was a hell of a ride. This book is a page turner and hooks you from the first page itself. It has amazing characters and unexpected plot twists, humor, and is at the same time an old style murder mystery. I would recommend it to anybody who loves murder mysteries. It is a must read.
Frank Malloy is an ex-policeman who now owns a private detective agency. He and his wife Sarah, a midwife, are planning to formally adopt a little girl named Catherine. But they find out from an attorney that in the eyes of the law, Catherine's father is an actor named Parnell Vaughn, even though he's not the biological parent. He was married to Catherine's mother at the time of her birth, so unfortunately he still has parental rights.
When Frank and Sarah visit Vaughn at the theater, they discov ...more
I like this series and I'm always happy to read another...
Sarah Brandt & Frank Malloy hire a lawyer in order to formally adopt Catherine, the young child of a now deceased Actress. Catherine's father passed and left the bulk of his estate to Frank for caring for Catherine and he left instructions that the Malloy's have the right to adopt her.
When the Malloy's hire an attorney they are told that they can not adopt Catherine, as her mother was married to Parnell Vaughn & the State regards ...more
Murder on Union Square
Gaslight Mystery, Book #21
By Victoria Thompson
Author Website: Victoriathompson(.)com
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Frank and Sarah Malloy are enjoying married life and looking to make their family official by adopting Catherine, the child Sarah rescued and has been raising as her daughter. The newlyweds soon discover, Parnell Vaughn, an actor and Catherine’s legal father, is looking to fatten his pock ...more
Another light, but enjoyable read in the Gaslight Mystery series. Thompson continues to write stories that do not seem flat or stale, despite quite a few in the series with Sarah Brandt, now Malloy. This one involves a murder as they try to legalize their adoption of Catherine. Thanks to the publisher for an advance reading copy won thru Goodreads. (Own)
DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I have a material connection because I received a review copy for free from Penguin First to Read in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Frank Malloy and his wife Sarah are looking for a killer in the latest Gaslight Mystery by award winning author Victoria Thompson. When Malloy is found with bloody hands over the body of a dead man, the local police figure they have an open and shut case. Malloy, former cop turned PI is not a favorite of the precinct which j ...more
Another consistently excellent story in the Gaslight Mystery series! Thompson delivers thoughtful, suspenseful, and fascinating stories about the lives of Sarah, a midwife, her husband Frank, a former NYC policeman, and their family and friends. Fans have followed Sarah through the years (this is the 21st book in the series!), and are always well rewarded as the characters and stories grow richer and more satisfying with every entry. The period setting is well researched and presented in a well ...more