This year’s Guest of Honor at the Agatha Awards and Malice Domestic mystery con, was none other than our May author: Victoria Thompson. We are reading and discussing the first book in her Edgar-nominated Gaslight Mysteries series, Murder on Astor Place. And Victoria will be calling in to join this discussion! (We will first try Skyping, and keep our trusty speakerphone ready in case Skype doesn't work out.)
Set during the turn of the last century, Thompson skillfully and faithfully brings the New York City of this time to life. “Following a routine delivery in a rooming house, midwife Sarah Brandt discovers that another boarder, a young girl, has been murdered and, despite the hindrance of the girl's powerful family, joins forces with Sergeant Frank Malloy to find the killer before he can strike again.” ~ Courtesy of Fantastic Fiction
Between her knowledge of a fascinating period and place, the continuing evolution of two striking main characters, and her skill as a professor in the Master’s Degree program for writing popular fiction at Seton Hill University, we’ll have lots of ground to cover with her!