'Murder on Astor Place' by Victoria Thompson

Cleveland Park Library

'Murder on Astor Place' by Victoria Thompson

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club April Selection

Join us on April 2 to discuss Murder on Astor Place, first in the Gaslight Mystery series set at the end of the 19th century in New York City, featuring mid-wife Sarah Brandt and Detective Frank Malloy.

Sarah has seen birth and death, suffering and joy. Now she is about to take part in something more unusual in the crime-ridden streets of the teeming city -- a search for justice. Frank is a typical cop of his era, a time when the police were underpaid and only investigated crimes for people who could afford to pay them a reward. Frank has ambitions of becoming a captain in the force, a position for which he must pay a substantial bribe. He doesn’t have time to waste solving the murder of a girl whose family doesn’t want the crime solved, but Sarah Brandt won’t allow him to shirk his duty.

Read about the other books in the series at http://www.victoriathompson.com.
Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at Barnes and Noble, 12th and E streets, NW.