Midwife Sarah Brandt braves the dangers of the tenements in nineteenth-century New York to help the impoverished and, with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, bring the guilty that prey on them to justice. Now, the latest novel in the Edgar®-nominated series finds Sarah compelled to save an expectant mother from a fate worse than death…
Summoned to deliver a baby one afternoon, Sarah finds herself escorted to an elegant house—which turns out to be a brothel. The young woman in labor reveals she is being held against her will and forced to prostitute herself—and that the madam intends to get rid of the baby.
Despite Malloy’s warnings against involvement with such a dangerous criminal element, Sarah seeks the assistance of Mrs. Vivian Van Orner, a woman of means known for her charitable work with girls who have fallen into prostitution, to rescue the new mother and her infant. But their success seems to come at a high price when Mrs.Van Orner is found dead—murdered.
Though the madam is immediately suspect, as Sarah and Malloy investigate, they uncover some unpleasant truths—about the victim and her charity--and the woman and child Sarah risked her own life to save…
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MURDER ON SISTERS' ROW
ISBN-10: 0425241157 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-0425241158 (Paperback)
MURDER ON SISTERS' ROW by Victoria Thompson
Berkley Prime Crime Hard Cover June 7, 2011
Soft Cover May 1, 2012
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Clever. Historical. Murder.