Murder on Union Square / Victoria Thompson.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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 ... 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 pockets by insisting on a financial settlement to relinquish his parental rights. Even though exchanging money for a child is illegal, Frank and Sarah's love for Catherine drives them to take a chance. When Frank returns with the money and finds Vaughn beaten to death, all evidence points to Frank as the culprit. A relatively unsuccessful actor with no money and little promise, Vaughn seems at first to be an unlikely candidate for murder--particularly such a violent crime of passion--but Frank soon uncovers backstage intrigue as dramatic as any that appears on stage. Sarah and Frank must use all of their resources to investigate Vaughn's death as Frank's own life hangs in the balance"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • ABNT:
      THOMPSON, V. Murder on Union Square. First edition. [s. l.]: Berkley Prime Crime, 2018. ISBN 9780399586606. Disponível em: Acesso em: 13 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Thompson V. Murder on Union Square. First edition. Berkley Prime Crime; 2018. Accessed August 13, 2020.
    • APA:
      Thompson, V. (2018). Murder on Union Square (First edition.). Berkley Prime Crime.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Thompson, Victoria. 2018. Murder on Union Square. First edition. Gaslight Mystery: [Bk. 21]. Berkley Prime Crime.
    • Harvard:
      Thompson, V. (2018) Murder on Union Square. First edition. Berkley Prime Crime (Gaslight mystery: [bk. 21]). Available at: (Accessed: 13 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Thompson, V 2018, Murder on Union Square, First edition., Gaslight mystery: [bk. 21], Berkley Prime Crime, viewed 13 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Thompson, Victoria. Murder on Union Square. First edition., Berkley Prime Crime, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Thompson, Victoria. Murder on Union Square. First edition. Gaslight Mystery: [Bk. 21]. Berkley Prime Crime, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Thompson V. Murder on Union Square [Internet]. First edition. Berkley Prime Crime; 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 13]. (Gaslight mystery: [bk. 21]). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 April #1

Frank and Sarah Malloy return in the twenty-first Gaslight Mystery, although they are now in a twentieth-century New York City lit by electricity, and they are contemplating the purchase of an automobile. They have come a long way since Frank was a penniless policeman and young midwife Sarah was determined to establish a modern maternity hospital. She has finally fulfilled that dream, and her first patient is Serina Straface, the medium whom readers met in Murder on Waverly Place (2009). Serina is pressed into service to conduct a rigged séance to unmask the murderer of actor Parnell Vaughn, the father of Frank and Sarah's ward, Catherine, first introduced in Murder in Chelsea (2013). As with Rhys Bowen's Molly Murphy novels and Anne Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, Thompson's fans have been able to witness her fine ensemble cast grow and mellow through time. Even Sarah's once-forbidding mother is now an eager participant in her daughter's investigations. The stories continue to be engrossing and rich in historical detail as each illuminates another corner of the metropolis. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 December #1

In this latest in the nationally best-selling "Gaslight Mystery" series, set in 1800s New York, newlyweds Frank and Sarah Malloy hope to adopt a girl Sarah has rescued. But the girl's father wants payment, which is illegal, and Frank stands accused when the man is found murdered.

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 March #2

At the start of Edgar-finalist Thompson's solid 21st mystery set in gaslight-era New York City (after 2017's Murder in the Bowery), Sarah Brandt and her PI husband, Frank Malloy, are finalizing the adoption of Catherine, a child Sarah rescued and has been raising as her own. All the couple have to do is get Catherine's legal guardian—actor Parnell Vaughn, who doesn't want anything to do with the girl—to relinquish his parental rights. When Vaughn's fiancée insists on a financial settlement, Sarah and Frank agree. But when Frank brings the money to Vaughn, Frank finds him beaten to death and becomes the prime suspect in his murder. Sarah and Frank must go behind the scenes of the cutthroat theater district to uncover the real killer. Meanwhile, Sarah is busy with the opening of a maternity clinic on the Lower East Side that will provide free services for women in need. Thompson's command of period detail and her insight into such issues as the era's blatant sexism put her in the forefront of historical mystery writers. Agent: Nancy Yost, Nancy Yost Literary Agency. (May)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.