Nov 142015

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I am happy to welcome Victoria Thompson/Maeve to Escape With Dollycas today! 

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by Victoria Thompson

While the cat’s away…

Sarah Brandt and Frank Malloy are enjoying their honeymoon, and while they’re away, their family and friends solve a mystery in MURDER ON ST. NICHOLAS AVENUE.  But let’s let one of them tell you all about it:

Hello!  I’m Maeve, Mrs. Brandt’s nanny, and the reason you’re hearing from me is that Mrs. Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy have gotten married and are in Europe on their honeymoon.  They left me in charge of the house and the children while they’re gone, so naturally when a lady came to our door just before Christmas looking for help, I couldn’t refuse.

A young bride had been accused of murdering her husband, but her mother was sure she was innocent.  I knew I couldn’t do this alone, so I asked Gino Donatelli for advice.  Gino is back with the New York City Police Department now that he’s home from the war in Cuba, and he’s kind of sweet on me, so he was glad to help. Then Mrs. Brandt’s mother got involved, although I’m still not sure how.  Mrs. Decker somehow always manages to get her way, though.  Then the next thing I know, Mr. Decker was involved, too. We started out just asking him for some advice, but he couldn’t let some young girl and an inexperienced policeman solve a murder on their own.  Even Mr. Malloy’s mother lent us a hand now and then.  It wasn’t easy, and a few times it was downright scary, but we managed to figure out who the real killer was.  When we were done, everything had changed, too.  When Mr. and Mrs. Malloy (Mrs. Brandt is Mrs. Malloy now) got home from Europe, they were really surprised and… Well, I don’t want to give anything away.  You’ll have to read Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue to find out.

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murder st nicholasMurder on St. Nicholas Avenue:
Gaslight Mystery

Historical Cozy Mystery
Setting – New York
18th in Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery (November 3, 2015)
An Imprint of Penguin Ransom House LLC
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425278970
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The author of Murder on Amsterdam Avenue returns to nineteenth-century New York City to find Christmas in the air, a police detective and a midwife with love in their hearts, and a wealthy newlywed with blood on her hands…

Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy and Sarah Brandt are not the only ones who have recently tied the knot. Family friend Mrs. O’Neill was delighted when her daughter Una wed the seemingly wealthy and charming Randolph Pollock. She didn’t wonder why such an affluent man would want to marry a poor Irish girl, no matter how pretty she was. But now Mrs. O’Neill has a problem.

Pollock’s servants have found their employer bludgeoned to death with Una cradling his body. Rendered mute by the horror of her husband’s death, Una cannot explain what happened, so the police have charged her with murder and locked her away in the Tombs to await trial.

Mrs. O’Neill would like Frank to investigate the case and save Una, yet with Frank and Sarah still on their honeymoon, it’s up to the other members of their newly formed household to do some detective work. But solving the mystery behind Pollock’s death means first discovering the truth about who he really is…


About The Author

Victoria Thompson writes the Agatha and Edgar® Nominated Gaslight Mystery Series, set in turn-of-the-century New York City featuring midwife Sarah Brandt.  The 18th book in the series is set in turn-of-the-century New York City featuring midwife Sarah Brandt.   She also contributed to the award winning MANY GENRES/ONE CRAFT. Victoria teaches in the Seton Hill University MFA program in writing popular fiction. She lives in Central PA with her husband and a very spoiled little dog. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Novelists, Inc.

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  29 Responses to “Special Guest – Victoria Thompson – Author of Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue – #Giveaway”

  1. Thanks for another wonderful introduction to a new series and author. I am adding this to my TBR list.

  2. Sounds wonderful! Adding to my tbr! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a copy!

  3. Sounds like an interesting read, I love the winter cover.

  4. This book sounds exciting! I am looking forward to reading it.

  5. Sounds great read!! Thanks for the chance!!

  6. Very interesting.

  7. Victoria Thompson draws me in with the beautiful covers she has. Then the plot makes me pick her books up and buy them when possible. Thank you for the chance of winning.

  8. Enjoy historical mysteries. Would love to read this one.
    it would be the start to a new series/author.

  9. I don’t know how I missed this series before but a friend introduced me to it and I am loving getting caught up. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. I like the sound of a dark Christmas story. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  11. Looks like a good mystery to read.

  12. This historical mystery sounds captivating and intriguing. thanks.

  13. Love you series. Thanks for a chance to win your latest just in time for Christmas.

  14. Sounds like a great cozy mystery.

  15. I love the synopsis and review! I’ve put this book onto my “must read” list! Thanks.

  16. I love this series, and a Chrismas cozy is perfect this time of year !

  17. i do like it when other characters get to take a part in the mystery.

  18. I have read 2 in this series and love them! Thanks for sharing this!

  19. This sounds like a blast! The detectives must be wonderful examples for the whole gang to get together to try to fill in for them! This sounds like a wonderful cozy – congratulations on the newest successful release!

  20. This sounds like a good book to read during Christmas.

  21. This series is on my must read list. 🙂

  22. I love historic mysteries!

  23. Sounds fun and seasonal.

  24. What an intriguing book! Interesting cover too. Adding this book to my tbr list. Thanks for sharing.

  25. I would love to read this Book. The ones that have a historical edge to them are fascinating and I think this Cover is gorgeous…Please enter me.

  26. Another new cozy author and some fun books! I can’t ever get enough. LOL

  27. It sounds like a very good book!

  28. Can’t imagine a new bride accused of murder. Terrible. Victoria Thompson writes good mysteries.

  29. The first thing I thought was , what an original idea to change up a series! The readers won’t be lost because they already know the characters from the series, and having the main characters gone on their honeymoon, makes the books seem even more real! It sounds like the author really knows what she is doing. Can’t wait to read it.

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