At a summons from Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, midwife Sarah Brandt arrives at the elegant home of famed magnetic healer Edmund Blackwell to find his wife in labor - and the good doctor dead from an apparent suicide. Only Malloy sees what no one else wants to: that Blackwell was murdered in his own home.
After a successful delivery, the Blackwell baby falls mysteriously ill. Relying on her nurse's training and woman's intuition, Sarah discovers the source of the baby's sickness and uncovers a scandal that leads Malloy's investigation down a gilded path paved with greed, deception, and desire.
©2001 Victoria Thompson (P)2015 Tantor
"Victoria Thompson shines.... Anne Perry and Caleb Carr fans rejoice!" (Tamar Myers, author of The Hand That Rocks the Ladle)
Absolutely! Excellent storyline, atmosphere and characters.
Mrs Sarah Brandt without doubt - a proud, brave and vibrant woman of breeding with a caring career and a spirit of adventure - I look forward to hearing more of her
I didn't! I found her accent something that I had to get over in order to continue to enjoy the story.
I could have...
"I am so happy I stuck it out!"
It’s official: I like this series and I’ve added all future instalments onto my “to read” list. I can’t wait to dig into Book 4!
This third “interval” in the lives of Frank and Sarah didn’t cover as much of their personal lives as I would have liked, but after 3 books I am still interested and I still really want to know what happens next! I’m hooked.
The murder story line in this instalment was good too. It kept me interested and guessing (or rather: guessing then re-guessing, and then changing my mind back again, then guessing again, then changing my mind back to my first suspect, then wondering if that was too obvious so I changed my mind again…) until the very end.
This series is up to 19 books so I’ll be entertained for quite a while to come. YEAH!
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