May 31, 2016

First Chapter: Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson

Murder in Morningside Heights: A Gaslight Mystery
Author: Victoria Thompson
Published May 3, 2016 by Berkley
Genre: historical mystery
Former police sergeant Frank Malloy and his wife adjust to life in New York high society as they investigate a death in the field of higher learning.

First chapter:
Frank Malloy, Confidential Inquiries.
Frank hesitated a moment to admire the sight of his name in gilt letters on the frosted glass of the office door. The "Confidential Inquiries" had been his mother-in-law's idea. Elizabeth Decker felt that "Detective Agency" was somehow undignified and might attract the wrong type of client. Frank wasn't sure what the wrong type of client might be for a private detective agency, but he was more than willing to give his new business at last a hint of respectability. 
Would you keep reading based on the opening paragraph of the book?

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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love the cover, and that opening made me smile. It's great when you see the human pride in a character, especially one who might seem very confident. Thanks for sharing.

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Tea said...

Oh yes, I like reading about this era, and I like the main character.

Margot said...

I too like the cover and the first paragraph. I also like this time period and the setting. I want to read this one. I hope its an enjoyable read for you.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I've read one novel from this series and loved the characters and the story. Thank you for reminding me to read more books by this author.
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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I don't read very much historical type reads but, I do love the cover of this one.

Literary Feline said...

Yes, I would definitely keep reading! I love the cover and have been wanting to try this author for some time. I love a good historical mystery.

Nise' said...

I would keep reading. I've read the first book and need to continue.

Suko said...

I'd read more! Sounds like it will be a worthwhile mystery.

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