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Publisher's Summary

Widow and midwife Sarah Brandt helps the less fortunate of the city bring new life into the world. But when a local doctor is found murdered, the shocking motive may destroy Sarah.
©2008 Victoria Thompson; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
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"Vividly recreates the gaslit world of old New York..." (Publishers Weekly).
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By Margaret on 08-14-10

Simplistic mystery

This is a mystery with few surprises and little to interest the reader. The narrator's voices are a bit over the top and more distracting than entertaining.

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By Simone on 07-25-17

We finally got the answer!!! It’s about time.

There is no need to read Books 1 though 9 in order to follow the mystery of who killed Dr Brandt, this book stands alone in that way, however if you do read the books in order presumably you will be extra interested in finding out the answer because you will be more emotionally invested in Sarah and her story.

Ironically, this installment didn’t focus on Frank and Sarah as much as previous books despite the fact that the plot was Frank’s investigation into Sarah’s husband’s death – it focused a lot on Maeve and her adventures and I like the person she is turning into - I wonder if Iris will become a reoccurring character?

Now that I know whodunit and why, I think it’s time to take a break from the series and stop neglecting the rest of my library! (I ploughed through 6 volumes in a row!)

I do look forward to continuing the series eventually and finally discovering how Frank and Sarah will ultimately hook up!

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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