E murder The backdrop is the theatrical world and solving the murder is complicated by having to investigate and interview people whose livelihoods are based on how well they can convince you they re someone else The list of suspects are all part of this world and it s hard to tell when they re lying or telling the truth I certainly couldn t But the real substance of the story is the developing sense of family truth I certainly couldn t But the real substance of the story is the developing sense of family by
Sarah And Frank They and Frank They surrounded by extended family and friends deepening relationships through the new investigation agency and women s clinic There are moments of humor and tenderness that bring something different to this series I liked this story though the discussions around the many theories were tiresome at times But the family and friendship themes infused with lots
of humor made this story special Frank has a few precious moments humor made this story special Frank has a few precious moments just warmed my heart Combined they make this series a wonderful place to return Murder on Union Suare by Victoria Thompson is a 2018 Berkley publication Frank a murder suspect When Sarah and Frank hit a legal snag in their uest to adopt Catherine Frank seeks to find a solution without breaking any laws It would appear their troubles were solved when Catherine s legal uardian is murdered but because Frank discovered the body he becomes suspect number one In order to clear his name and save his reputation he and Sarah with the help of Gino and Maeve must discover who the real killer is This story is centered around the stage the theatre the actors and actresses and the backstage politics jealousies and various love triangles The situation is scandalous for the 1900s which made for some interesting dialogue The story is fast paced kept me uessing and uite amused especially Maeve and Gino who are becoming uite the detectives I enjoy being a part of the puzzle solving listening as Frank and Sarah talk out the various possibilities While this mystery wasn t uite as engrossing as the last installment it is as always a pleasure to drop in on Frank and Sarah and escape into the past brought vividly to life by Thompson to solve an interesting and uniue crime 4 star. Oints to Frank as the culprit A not uite famous actor with modest means Vaughn seems an unlikely candidate for murder particularly such a violent crime of passion But Frank soon uncovers real life intrigue 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. .
Frank and Sarah Mallory planned to adopted Catherine in this long running historical
mystery but are stymied by a legal technology Frank oes to see Catherine but are stymied by a legal technology Frank oes to see Catherine legal father Parnell Vaughn to sign papers relinuishing 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 with Maeve instructing workmen The Center opens as Sarah aides in the delivery of an old friend Serafina s daughter The tale twists and turns as the Mallorys friends explore the world of theater in order to find the killer Serafina will aide in the unearthing a killer I HIGHLY recommend this book and seriesdisclosure many thanks to berkley for a review Many thanks to Berkley for a review The opinions expressed are my own It took me a while to et into this book mostly because I haven t read any others in the series and since there have been than 20 clearly I ve missed a lot and also because for whatever reason I didn t realize that it s a turn of the century setting Once I figured that out though the dialog and interactions among the characters made total sense from then on reading it was uite an enjoyable experienceAt the beginning New York married couple Sarah nee Brandt and Frank Malloy she a midwife and he a private detective are hoping to adopt Catherine a child Sarah apparently has been raising how that came to be was I suppose the subject of an earlier book They learn that the man Catherine s mother was married to isn t her birth father and under the law only the real father has parental rights and can sign over his daughter to the Malloys Turns out he s Parnell Vaughn an actor in a small independent theater company and he s than willing to ive up the child he neither knew nor wants anything to do with His actress fiancee though isn t about to
Let Him Give Something For Nothing Ante Up She Demands him ive something for nothing ante up she demands she ll put the kabosh on the dealEven though the real dad doesn t care about the money and such payments are illegal Frank agrees but when he returns to the th. 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 seriesSarah 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
no shortage of other suspects including the aforementioned fiancee a long in the tooth actress who refuses to ive upshortage of other suspects including the aforementioned fiancee a long in the tooth actress who refuses to ive up roles and act her age her producer husband who would do anything to keep her happy and an agent who may have motives that are not in his clients
Best Interests Helping To Sortinterests Helping to sort out is Serafina another character from an earlier book or books as a medium she just may be able to conjure up insights that will help et to the truthThe action moves along although it does Lectures on Buildings get a bit bogged down and there by too lengthy what if discussions among the characters The writing is interesting and true to the period and once in a while there s a touch of humor The only thing I was never able to figure out though is why Frank is referred to by his first name in some instances and his last name in others for a while I actually thought they were two different peopleStill I m happy to find this series a delightful combination of historical fiction and murder mystery For sure I ll be watching for the next installment Meantime I thank the publisher via NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance review copy Frank and Sarah Malloy are ready to move forward with the adoption of Catherine the young orphan she s been raising for almost two years and who views both of them as parents They run into a major legal obstacle reuiring them to firstet approval from actor Parnell Vaughn the man who was married to Catherine s mother at the time of her birth even though he isn t her biological father When they approach Vaughn his conniving fianc e asks for money even though he s than willing to Land give them rights without conditions Frank agrees and returns with the legal documents only to find the man beaten to death Unfortunately for Frank he becomes the prime suspect for th. T the last minute the newlyweds discover that Parnell Vaughn Catherine's legal father has a claim on the child and hisrasping fiancée is demanding a financial settlement to relinuish 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 ,