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Murder on Pleasant Avenue (A Gaslight Mystery #23) (Mass Market)
When midwife Sarah and detective Frank Malloy’s friend and new partner Gino Donatelli is accused of murder, he and Sarah must catch the real killer to keep him alive, in this enthralling, new novel in the USA Today bestselling Gaslight Mystery series. . . .
A young woman is missing in the upper Manhattan neighborhood called Italian Harlem, and everyone knows whoʼs responsible—the Black Hand, a notorious group known for terrorizing their own community with violence and kidnappings. Gino and Frank set out to learn more about the disreputable gang and soon find a lead: a saloon-owning gangster named Nunzio Esposito.
Gino hates that a fellow immigrant would stoop so low and decides to confront his wayward countryman. But he quickly discovers the man can’t be reasoned with—because he’s been murdered. The police have only one suspect: Gino Donatelli.
Frank and Sarah know Gino is no killer, but someone has pulled out all the stops to make it look like he is guilty. They also must now face the Black Hand, who are honor-bound to avenge the death of one of their own.
With evidence mounting against their friend and a group of bad guys out for blood, Sarah and Frank race to unravel a treacherous plot before Gino’s time runs out. . . .
About the Author
Victoria Thompson is the Edgar® and Agatha award-nominated author of the Gaslight mysteries, the Counterfeit Lady series, as well as numerous historical novels. She lives in the Chicago area with her family.
Praise for the Edgar® and Agatha award-nominated Gaslight mysteries
"Tantalizing."--Catherine Coulter, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Victoria Thompson shines...Anne Perry and Caleb Carr fans, rejoice!"--Tamar Myers, national bestselling author of the Pennsylvania Dutch Mysteries
“Cleverly plotted… Fans of husband-and-wife sleuthing partners such as Thomas and Charlotte Pitt will be pleased.”--Publisher’s Weekly
"A fascinating window into a bygone era."--Kirkus Reviews
"Gangs of New York, eat your heart out--this book is the real thing."--Mystery Scene
"Enthralling...Fascinating characters with a story to tell."--Fresh Fiction