Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson

Murder on Astor Place
(Gaslight Mysteries #1)
by Victoria Thompson

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At first Sarah thought the tinkling of the bell was part of her dream. It sounded so sweet and soothing, and she was following it across a sunlit meadow, as if it were a golden butterfly. But then the pounding started, and she knew this wasn’t a dream at all. Dragging herself away from the meadow and out of the depths of sleep, she forced her reluctant eyelids open. Sure enough, someone was pounding on her office door.

“Hold your horses,” she muttered as she threw off her covers. The night air was chilly for early April, and Sarah recalled the freak storm that had stuck yesterday, dropping several inches of snow on the city. Shivering, she felt around in the dark for her slippers but failed to locate them. Padding barefoot through the darkness toward where she knew the bedroom door to be, she snatched her robe from the foot of the bed and shrugged into it as she went. “Coming!” she called, wondering if whoever was knocking could hear her over the racket he was making.

 

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You’ve wasted a trip and bothered us for nothing, and I must say, I plan to complain to Teddy about this. That’s Police Commissioner Roosevelt to you. His mother is a dear friend of mine, and I used to dandle him on my knee when he was a boy.

 

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This is the first book in Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Mysteries which is now up to number nineteen. I’ve been meaning to try this series for a long time and am so glad I finally got around to beginning it. Have you read any of them?

 

 

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18 comments on “Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson

  1. I am intrigued….and I hate when someone knocks on the door at night. It always seems worrisome. Thanks for sharing and here’s mine: “FLIGHT PATTERNS”

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  2. Vicki says:

    I haven’t read this series, but I do like the teaser.

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  3. Wendy Runyon says:

    I’ve been wanting to read this series for awhile now. I’m so glad you are finally getting to it! Maybe I’ll be next. 🙂

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  4. I have not read this series. The into gets off to a great start.

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    • Dagny says:

      I’m really enjoying it so far. I didn’t pay much attention to historical series until the last couple of years but now have several that I enjoy. This one is set around the same time and in the same locale as Rhys Bowen’s Molly Murphy series so the setting is already familiar to me.

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  5. Diane D says:

    I love the sound of this one and would definitely read more. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I am always up for a good mystery!

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  7. I have read this series and enjoyed it. Thanks Dagny for the birthday greetings

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  8. This sounds really good, and I love the cover.

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