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Edgar® Nominated author Victoria Thompson writes the Gaslight Mystery Series, set in turn-of-the-century New York City and featuring midwife Sarah Brandt. Her latest is MURDER ON ST. NICHOLAS AVENUE. She also contributed to the award winning writing textbook MANY GENRES/ONE CRAFT. A popular speaker, Victoria teaches in the Seton Hill University master's program in writing popular fiction. She lives in Central PA with her husband and a very spoiled little dog.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Historical Romance
New Books
December 2022

City of Fortune
(Counterfeit Lady, book 6)
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2012) : Murder on Fifth Avenue
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2013) : Murder in Chelsea
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2014) : Murder in Murray Hill
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2015) : Murder on Amsterdam Avenue
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2016) : Murder in Morningside Heights
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2018) : Murder on Union Square

Victoria Thompson recommends
What Angels Fear (2005)
(Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, book 1)
C S Harris
"A stunning debut novel filled with suspense, intrigue, and plot twists galore. C.S. Harris artfully recreates the contradictory world of Regency England as her marvelous characters move between the glittering ballrooms and the treacherous back alleys of London. Kat and Sebastian lead a cast of memorable characters you will want to meet again and again as they follow the twists and turns of the intricately woven plot to find justice for a young woman who was brutally murdered. Don't start this one in the evening-you'll be up all night! Start this one early in the day-you won't be able to put it down!"
Louisa and the Crystal Gazer (2006)
(Louisa May Alcott Mystery, book 3)
Anna Maclean
"A smart, courageous sleuth... [a] fascinating new mystery series."
The Musketeer's Seamstress (2007)
(Musketeers Mystery, book 2)
Sarah D'Almeida
"A gifted writer who brings new life to our old friends D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis."
Skating Around the Law (2010)
(Rebecca Robbins, book 1)
Joelle Charbonneau
"A delightful, top-notch debut mystery with a charmingly witty heroine, a smoking hot hero, and a cast of characters - both animal and human - guaranteed to keep you smiling. Ms. Charbonneau has created a heroine you'll be rooting for as she tries to solve a murder and come to terms with the hometown she thought she'd left behind.  Skating Around the Law is a must read for all fans of Janet Evanovich."
India Black (2011)
(Madam of Espionage Mystery, book 1)
Carol K Carr
"A breathless ride through Victorian England... You'll be hooked on this unique mystery from the very first line."
The Opening Night Murder (2012)
(Restoration Mystery, book 1)
Anne Rutherford
"Anne Rutherford brings the world of Restoration England to vivid life."
Murder in Thrall (2013)
(Doyle & Acton Mystery, book 1)
Anne Cleeland
"Thrilling...will keep you guessing until the very last page!"
The Vanishing Thief (2013)
(Victorian Bookshop Mystery, book 1)
Kate Parker
"A delightful adventure in Victorian England."
Delivering the Truth (2016)
(Quaker Midwife Mystery, book 1)
Edith Maxwell
"Maxwell introduces a fascinating new heroine with her Quaker midwife Rose Carroll."
The Secrets of Wishtide (2016)
(Laetitia Rodd Mystery, book 1)
Kate Saunders
"Kate Saunders immerses us in Victorian England in this delightful new series. You'll love Laetitia Rodd and her charming cohorts as they unravel an intriguing tangle of mysteries to save the innocent and punish the guilty. I couldn't put it down!"
No Pity For the Dead (2016)
(Mystery of Old San Francisco, book 2)
Nancy Herriman
"You'll love the intrepid heroine, nurse Celia Davies."
Bearly Departed (2017)
(Teddy Bear Mystery, book 1)
Meg Macy
"You’ll fall in love with this delightful debut mystery."
Homicide for the Holidays (2017)
(Viv and Charlie Mystery, book 2)
Cheryl Honigford
"A delightful debut mystery set in the world of 1930's radio."
Murder in an English Village (2017)
(Beryl and Edwina Mystery, book 1)
Jessica Ellicott
"You'll love this delightful new series about two ladies of a certain age who refuse to let Society's expectations hold them back from bringing a killer to justice. The very British Edwina and the too American Beryl are a wonderfully mismatched pair who will keep you turning pages until they solve the crime."
Travellin' Shoes (2017)
(RJ Franklin Mystery, book 1)
V M Burns
"Sure to delight fans of Easy Rawlins. I loved watching RJ Franklin trying to dodge well-meaning matchmakers and brazen women while trying to solve a murder."
The Darkling Bride (2018)
(Gallagher Family, book 1)
Laura Andersen
"You will love Laura Andersen’s intriguing tale of past and present, life and death, love and loss. I didn’t want it to end!"
Last Call (2018)
(Maggie Lewis Mystery, book 1)
Paula Matter
"You will love Paula Matter’s delightful debut mystery. Her misfit heroine will win your heart and keep you guessing with her determined efforts to find the truth and clear her name."
The Widows (2019)
(Kinship, book 1)
Jess Montgomery
"Jess Montgomery wows with her awesome debut novel, The Widows. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as Lily and Marvena fight for justice in a time and place where it hardly exists . . . they are heroes for every age, and represent all the women who have fought for justice in every age and who continue that fight today."
Murder Knocks Twice (2019)
(Speakeasy Murders Mystery, book 1)
Susanna Calkins
"An exciting 1920s world of speakeasies and Chicago gangsters...a fascinating cast of characters...Gina's adventure is the perfect start to a thrilling new series. I can't wait for the next installment!"
Murder At Morrington Hall (2019)
(Stella and Lyndy Mystery, book 1)
Clara McKenna
"You will love this delightful debut novel to what promises to be a winning series. An unlikely duo, Stella and Lyndy make a great team, both as sleuths and in life, and I can't wait to see them again. I couldn't put it down!"
The Right Sort of Man (2019)
(Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery, book 1)
Allison Montclair
"The Right Sort of Man is the right sort of book! I loved every minute of this delightful adventure with two thoroughly modern women fighting for a place in a rapidly changing world. Can't wait for the next installment!"
Singapore Sapphire (2019)
(Harriet Gordon Mystery, book 1)
A M Stuart
"Singapore Sapphire is a gem of a story! You will love the intrepid heroine and the exotic locale that bring this twisty tale to life. I loved every minute of this steamy adventure."
Murder at the Mena House (2020)
(Jane Wunderly Mystery, book 1)
Erica Ruth Neubauer
"A thrilling new series!"
A Peculiar Combination (2021)
(Electra McDonnell, book 1)
Ashley Weaver
"An exciting first book in what promises to be a thrilling new series! Weaver has given us another delightful pair of sleuths who couldn't be more different, except for their desire to save their country. While Major Ramsey follows the rules, Ellie breaks them, all against a background of London during the Blitz. What could be more delightful? I read it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down!"
Dead Dead Girls (2021)
(Harlem Renaissance Mystery, book 1)
Nekesa Afia
"Debut author Nekesa Afia brings 1920s Harlem to life in this twisty tale of murder and betrayal where nothing and no one is as it seems."
Murder at Mallowan Hall (2021)
(Phyllida Bright Mystery, book 1)
Colleen Cambridge
"What if Agatha Christie's housekeeper was the best detective of all? In this delightful book, she is! You will love watching Phyllida spot the clues the authorities miss when a dead body shows up in Agatha's library. An outstanding start to what promises to be a winning new series."
The Greenleaf Murders (2022)
(Historic Homes Mystery, book 1)
R J Koreto
"Koreto weaves past and present into an engrossing tale of old and new New York. Fans of Fiona Davis will delight in this blending of history with present-day issues, proving that the more things change, the more they stay the same. An engaging heroine uses her knowledge of history to unravel a century-old family secret and solve a very recent murder as she restores a landmark home in Manhattan."

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