Murder on Union Square (Gaslight Mystery, #21) by Victoria Thompson

Murder on Union Square (Gaslight Mystery, #21)

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...Sarah 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 at the last minute, the newlyweds discover that...

Details Murder on Union Square (Gaslight Mystery, #21)

TitleMurder on Union Square (Gaslight Mystery, #21)
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
GenreMystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Fiction

Reviews Murder on Union Square (Gaslight Mystery, #21)

  • Julie
    Murder on Union Square by Victoria Thompson is a 2018 Berkley publication. Frank- a murder suspect? When Sarah and Frank hit a legal snag in their quest to adopt Catherine, Frank seeks to find a solution without breaking any laws. It would appear their troubles were solved when Catherine’s legal guardian 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 ...
  • Linda
    There's a bit of theater in all of us.Frank and Sarah Malloy are the mainstay characters of Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Mystery series. We're now entering #21 and I've been locked in since the very beginning and always will be.Our newly married couple have been through quite a lot of adventures and misshaps throughout the years and Victoria Thompson carves out very creative scenarios for them. Sarah has taken her midwifery skills to a higher lev...
  • Purple Country Girl (Sandy)
    I received a copy of Murder on Union Square from Penguin’s First to Read. Murder on Union Square is the 21st book in Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Mystery series featuring Frank and Sarah Malloy. In this entry, the couple is trying to adopt Catherine, a young girl they’ve taken in. She’s already become part of the family and the Malloys want to make it official. Unfortunately, they discover that a legal technicality is standing in their wa...
  • Monnie
    It took me a while to get into this book, mostly because I haven't read any others in the series (and since there have been more 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 quite an enjoyable experience.At the beginning, New York marr...
  • Betty
    Frank and Sarah Mallory planned to adopted Catherine in this long-running historical mystery but are stymied by a legal technology. Frank goes to see Catherine's legal father, Parnell Vaughn to sign papers relinquishing 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. ...
  • Tammie
    When a murder hits close to home, Frank finds himself in an unusual position--the prime suspect. I enjoyed this one quite a bit. The mystery was ok. It kept me guessing for a little while but I did eventually figure out who did it and how, for both of the deaths, well before Sarah and Frank did. If you've been reading my reviews of this series then you already know that is pretty normal for this series. If the book had not been set in the early 1...
  • Susan in NC
    Fun, but dragged a bit toward the end, as if the author wasn’t quite sure how to wrap it up. I’ve read every book in this series and enjoyed most of them, and this was no exception.I thought I knew the murderer and motive, and I was right! Still satisfying and fun - a few characters returned from past mysteries in the series and I didn’t honestly remember them, since these books come out once a year and I don’t remember characters outside...
  • Kay
    I really liked the first half of the book. The plot was exciting and, uh, a little kinky. The dialogue about Mrs. Hawkes made me giggle. The second half was a bit slow and drawn-out.
  • Cynthia Rodrigues
    Full & Detailed review: on Union Square was the 21st book of the Gaslight Mysteries series, and so there was much that I could not relate to. Even so, I plodded through, hoping the mystery would make for enjoyable reading. It didn’t.Right away I must say that I wasn’t too impressed with the mystery. It didn’t seem solid and airtight, which is the impression that a good murder mystery should lea...
  • Nattie
    I discovered this series about two years ago and quickly read all the books that had been published. The series was decent at first, but now reading it feels like a chore. Honestly, there have only been seven really good books out of twenty-one.One major problem is that only one book per year is released. That was not an issue at first because I read all but a few books back-to-back, but now it is no fun waiting for an entire year to pass before ...
  • Barb in Maryland
    Well, for me, this was not one of the better offerings in this series. While I loved catching up with the gang, the mystery bored me into skimming. I didn't care about anyone beyond our group of family and their friends.Meh...But I will be back for the next one--if only to have another look-in with Sarah and Frank and all their family and friends whom I've come to care about over the years.
  • Brenda Freeman
    I love this series and these characters. I've enjoyed watching Sarah and Franks relationship change and their families increase. Frank now asks for Sarah's help on the cases while still wanting to protect her. Waiting for the next Gaslight Mystery.
  • Carol
    This is a creatively, complex and thought provoking historical fiction cozy mystery. This book takes the reader in the theater during this time period. You will meet the cast of well crafted actors and actresses. Youwill meet managers and learn of the syndicate ofthe acting world at that time.All the characters are well rounded, well developed,three dimensional and interesting characters.Murders, dark secrets, affairs, ghosts, danger, falsearrest...
  • Joann
    I have followed this series since the beginning and have enjoyed them very much. They are well written and it's been great to see how Frank and Sarah's relationship has developed and how they are now prepaing for the adoption of two of the children. I really skimmed through this book. I think that I am reaching the point that even though I loved this series, I feel I will move on.
  • Pamela
    I cannot believe it is book twenty one already. I can remember when they met, and Sarah was a midwife full time. Mrs Malloy was a dragon back then, and Frank hardly touched her hand. I swear it took ten books before he kissed her. They are married now, and Frank is rich which, at the time, came out of left field. It goes into more detail in this book, and how the money could not be left just to young Catherine. The little family is about to becom...
  • Laura
    DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I have a material connection because I received a review copy for free from Penguin First to Read in exchange for a fair and honest review.Frank Malloy and his wife Sarah are looking for a killer in the latest Gaslight Mystery by award winning author Victoria Thompson. When Malloy is found with bloody hands over the body of a dead man, the local police figure they have an open and shut case. Malloy, former cop t...
  • Caitlin
    Received free from Penguin First to Read, but my thoughts are my own.A man dies, and Malloy is the only one with a clear motive to want him dead. To clear his name, he'll have to find the real killer, which seems easy enough for a former police turned P.I.But motive proves illusive, and then another death happens. People keep lying, and it seems like the truth is impossible. The lives of most of the characters are complex, though a few were caric...
  • Tammy Buchli
    I'm a bit torn on this series, which I've loved since the first book. It seems that, since Sarah and Frank married, they've gotten soft. The early books were excellent, gritty mysteries, but the last several (since the wedding) have been more in the cozy category. I find that, while I like to see Sarah and Frank happy, I miss the struggle of the earlier books.
  • Linda
    Continuing this very appealing mystery series, Victoria Thompson has Sarah & Frank Malloy once again investigating a murder that hits close to home. As the Malloy's go through the legal process to legally adopt Sarah's ward Catherine (and the reason for Frank's good fortune a few books ago), they are stymied by the fact that Catherine's father of record (at least legally) is the actor Parnell Vaughn. To adopt Catherine, they will need Vaughn to s...
  • Mary Robinson
    Well written late entry into a series. Having not read the remainder of the series, this title was not at all confusing. The well developed characters and interesting plot will have me seeking out the series next time I'm in the mood for a cozy, historical mystery. would recommend for fans of Rhys Bowen, David Walker and the like.
  • Bebe (Sarah) Brechner
    Another consistently excellent story in the Gaslight Mystery series! Thompson delivers thoughtful, suspenseful, and fascinating stories about the lives of Sarah, a midwife, her husband Frank, a former NYC policeman, and their family and friends. Fans have followed Sarah through the years (this is the 21st book in the series!), and are always well rewarded as the characters and stories grow richer and more satisfying with every entry. The period s...
  • Madhur Mehta
    AN exceptional book. Even though, this was my first ever gaslight mystery, I enjoyed it immensely. It was a hell of a ride. This book is a page turner and hooks you from the first page itself. It has amazing characters and unexpected plot twists, humor, and is at the same time an old style murder mystery. I would recommend it to anybody who loves murder mysteries. It is a must read.
  • Susan Morris
    Another light, but enjoyable read in the Gaslight Mystery series. Thompson continues to write stories that do not seem flat or stale, despite quite a few in the series with Sarah Brandt, now Malloy. This one involves a murder as they try to legalize their adoption of Catherine. Thanks to the publisher for an advance reading copy won thru Goodreads. (Own)
  • Linda Brue
    MURDER ON UNION SQUARE, Victoria Thompson, 2018By my count, this is the 21st entry in this "Gaslight Mystery" series--a very long series that hasn't gotten weaker as it goes along--in some ways, the stories are getting better, as more characters are added and the existing characters step forward to play a larger role. At least, until this one. This is the first of her stories that I was left feeling disappointed. The characters seemed flat, the d...
  • Maggies Daisy
    Another fascinating historical mystery set in New York City during the Victorian age of the early 1900's where Sarah a midwife and her new husband, ex-patrolman Malloy try to solve the murder of a young actor whom they have an acquaintance with through their ward Catherine. Murder on Union Square is the twenty-first in the Gaslight series by author Victoria Thompson and is just as exciting as the first one. I have grown very fond of the main char...
  • Kathleen
    Yet another great read in this Gaslight series. I began reading this series many, many years ago and went through probably the first five or six just thrilled with the characters and the solid plots. Then, as you do, I just fell out of reading them, but I was lucky enough to have read #20 last year and now #21. I am awed at how the author has grown the main characters and added new steady characters into the mix. Having skipped the middle fifteen...
  • Karen C
    I was very bored by this book. Ever since Sarah and Malloy got together, the books are getting less interesting. Plus when they finally revealed the killer, I didn't even remember that person being in the book. Too long and drawn out and repetitive.
    2018-05-21 on Union SquareGaslight Mystery, Book #21By Victoria ThompsonISBN#9780399586606Author Website: Victoriathompson(.)comBrought to you by OBS Reviewer DanieleSynopsis: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 Cathe...
  • JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
    Frank Malloy is an ex-policeman who now owns a private detective agency. He and his wife Sarah, a midwife, are planning to formally adopt a little girl named Catherine. But they find out from an attorney that in the eyes of the law, Catherine's father is an actor named Parnell Vaughn, even though he's not the biological parent. He was married to Catherine's mother at the time of her birth, so unfortunately he still has parental rights.When Frank ...
  • Kimberly Ann
    I like this series and I'm always happy to read another...Sarah Brandt & Frank Malloy hire a lawyer in order to formally adopt Catherine, the young child of a now deceased Actress. Catherine's father passed and left the bulk of his estate to Frank for caring for Catherine and he left instructions that the Malloy's have the right to adopt her. When the Malloy's hire an attorney they are told that they can not adopt Catherine, as her mother was mar...