A Day in the Life of Maeve Smith by Victoria Thompson

Murder on St Nicholas AvenueHello, there, I’m Maeve Smith, Sarah Brandt’s nanny. I know, you didn’t expect to hear from me, but Mrs. Brandt and Detective Sergeant Malloy are in Europe on their honeymoon. They left me in charge of everything while they’re away. Oh yes, Mr. Malloy’s mother is living with us now, too, but I take care of Mrs. Brandt’s daughter, Catherine, and make all the decisions. You might think that’s a big responsibility for someone who’s not quite eighteen yet, but I’ve been on my own for a while now. I don’t tell many people about my past, but that’s because I don’t think it’s any of their business and not because I’m ashamed. My mother ran off when I was little, or at least that’s what I’ve been told. I don’t remember her at all. My father got himself in trouble with the wrong people and ended up dead when I was about ten, so I went to live with my grandfather. He was a grifter and a good one, too. He took many a sucker in the Green Goods Game, but that’s another story. He taught me a lot of ways to cheat people, but he wanted me to live a respectable life and not have to worry about going to jail all the time. He might’ve gotten his wish, too, if he hadn’t been killed when a con went wrong. He left me a little money, but I never saw it because the lawyers got it first, so I went to live at one of those missions that are springing up all over the city while I decided what I was going to do. That’s where I met Mrs. Brandt, and when she decided to adopt little Catherine, she hired me to be her nursemaid. That was two years ago.

I have to admit, I only took the job to get away from the mission, but Mrs. Brandt turned out to be a really nice lady, and I love little Catherine dearly. Since I came to live with Mrs. Brandt, I’ve taken care of Catherine, but I’ve also learned a thing or two about finding murderers. I’m actually the one who found out who killed Mrs. Brandt’s first husband, and I’ve helped with other cases, too. So when a woman came to our door just before Christmas, asking for help because her daughter had been falsely accused of murder, how could I turn her away? Don’t worry, I had some help. Gino Donatelli is back working for the New York City police, so naturally, I asked him for advice. You might think I took advantage of him because I know he’s sweet on me, but believe me, he was only too happy to help. He’s just a patrolman, and he never gets to do anything interesting, at least no officially. But he’s smart and he’s learned a lot from Mr. Malloy, so he was a big help, when he wasn’t trying to flirt with me.

Somehow, Mrs. Brandt’s mother also got involved. Mrs. Decker is another one who never gets to do anything interesting, even though she’s a society woman and not a policeman. You probably won’t believe this, because I can hardly believe it myself, but even Mr. Decker helped out. I never would’ve thought of asking him, of course. He terrifies me. Or at least he did. But Mrs. Decker insisted, and it turns out he’s pretty smart and not nearly as mean as I thought. He didn’t even try to take over, which was really what I was afraid he’d do.

Solving the case and finding the real killer was a lot of fun for all of us, even though it was scary sometimes. We had a great story to tell Mr. and Mrs. Malloy (I have to remember that Mrs. Brandt is Mrs. Malloy now) when they got back from their honeymoon. We also had a proposition for them, but I don’t want to ruin it for you by telling you what it was or how we solved the case. You can read all about it in Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue. Oh, and Merry Christmas!

You can read Maeve’s story in Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue, the 18th installment in the “Gaslight” Mystery Series featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and published by Berkley Prime Crime. The first book in the series is Murder on Astor Place.

About Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue

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 charming millionaire Randolph Pollock. She didn’t wonder why such a wealthy 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. . . .

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GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 12 a.m. eastern on November 27 for the chance to win a print copy of MURDER ON ST. NICHOLAS AVENUE. (US entries only, please.) Good luck everyone!

Meet the Author
Victoria Thompson writes the Agatha and Edgar® Nominated Gaslight Mystery Series, set in turn-of-VickiThompsonthe-century New York City featuring midwife Sarah Brandt. The 18th book in the series is 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 Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue. 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.

You can find Victoria at www.victoriathompson.com. Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter @gaslightvt.

261 responses to “A Day in the Life of Maeve Smith by Victoria Thompson

  1. Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue sounds like a great mystery. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. This book is on my TRL, can’t wait to read it

  3. Sounds like a good series. Love the cover too.

  4. I’ve been reading this series for years. Love it! Thanks for a chance to enter.

  5. This sounds like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue.

  6. This series will be new to me. I don’t mind starting at the “wrong” end.

  7. What a great sounding mystery! Historical but from the Nanny’s POV. How unique.

  8. Thank you guys for the offer. This sounds like a good read.

  9. With my series, you don’t have to worry about where you start. I never give any spoilers in subsequent books, so if you read them out of order, you won’t accidentally find out who the killer was in an earlier book. Of course, some people like reading the the evolution of the characters in order as the series progresses. In that case, you can read them in order. Please let me know how you like this one!

  10. Thanks, Dru and Maeve/Victoria. I love historical mysteries.

  11. Sounds like a good read. thanks.

  12. I OVE, LOVE, LOVE this series and always look forward to the release of the next book.

  13. They left the kids in good hands, Maeve. So happy they finally got hitched!

  14. I love this series as I live in NYC. My grandparents on my Dad’s side lived in New York City and it is a way to see how the city was at that time.

  15. Such a fun series, love all the characters, great to see Maeve taking center stage!

  16. Thanks so much for this great giveaway. Wonderful series.

  17. I’ve read every book in this series and get my hands on a copy of this one! Two books by Victoria Thompson in one year really are a treat:-)

  18. Love books that take place at christmas, would love to win, sounds really good and a great series

  19. Sounds like a fabulous read.

  20. I loved the book and Maeve is such a great character. Hope to see much more of her Gino, and Mr. and Mrs. Decker. Loved having this bonus book. A year is always a long time to wait to see what everyone is up to and what new mystery they will solve.

  21. elainehroberson

    I love your series. It would be wonderful to win a copy of your latest.

  22. I think it’s time for a TV series. I love all the characters. My love for history and living in New York, I can visualize the time period. Dropping names like Teddy Roosevelt makes it even better. Maeve has a great teacher and is pretty gutsy. She and Geno make a good pair. Keep me happy Victoria.. Keep the stories coming.

  23. This is ny favorite series. Thank you, Victoria, for giving us such memorable characters and story lines.

  24. Great, great series. Hope it goes on forever. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. What an Interesting book this must be. Guess I’d better get busy reading this series. Thanks for the giveaway Dru and Victoria,

  26. Jeanie Dannheim

    This sounds like one fun mystery! Maeve sounds like quite the character, as do those who are assisting her in solving the crime while the Malloy’s are honeymooning! Thank you for the chance to win!

  27. Catherine Besaw

    I love the entire series and have introduced several friends to it. I especially loved Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Decker are so funny that I laughed out-loud several times. Could not put it down.

  28. I love this genre. Yay to whoever wins the book!

  29. One of my favorite series, I always look forward to the next book. Love the time period. Thanks for writing such enjoyable books!

  30. Sounds like a great book! Thank you for the contest! pfistersk@yahoo.com

  31. My husband lovessssssssss your books – would be so great to win this for him!

  32. What a great title! It just might be the book to get me into mysteries again!

  33. This looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win! Either way, can’t wait to read it. 🙂

  34. auntiemissmaria

    What a great title! I think this book will get me to read mysteries again!

  35. Looks good. Would love to win.

  36. Was so glad to see you did a Christmas novel. My favorite time of the year and now shared with some of my favorite characters. Thanks Victoria for this opportunity to win a copy. This book makes the holiday season more special.

  37. I’m glad Maeve gets a chance to be in the spotlight. Sarah saw she was a smart girl who had potential when she first hired her from the mission. I’m sure this book will only serve to.reinforce that characteristic. Sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Love the rest of the series also. Haven’t read them all, but it gives me something to look forward to, which is great!

  38. Sounds like a good book!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! 🙂

  39. Judith A. Fritz

    Sounds like a good mystery series to me!

  40. Love all your books…this one looks great…thank you for continuing this series!!!

  41. I’m intriqued!

  42. Love Love Love cozy mysteries.

  43. Great review, now I want to read this book!

  44. John H. Mark, Sr

    I’ve just finished reading “St. Nicholas Ave.” Another great story with newly developing characters. I agree that it is not necessary to read the series in order of publication, but I have enjoyed watching the progress of each character as the various stories unfold. I would love to have you give a presentation to my History of the NYPD course.

  45. Sounds like a fun book. I’d love to win it

  46. Looking forward to reading this – on my wish list in case I don’t win

  47. Love the series and can’t wait to read this wrapped in a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate!!

  48. Sounds great- as always! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  49. This series has such a fan club here. The office staff at my ob/gyn love this series. What a hoot – fitting, too. I started reading this series from the beginning and it’s still as enthralling as ever.

    • Victoria Thompson

      What fun! I love hearing that whole groups of people are reading the series! Tell everyone how much I appreciate it.

  50. Look forward to reading this, it sounds really good

  51. Shannon Nichols

    Looks like a fun read! Thanks for a chance to win.

  52. I’m new to this series too, but there seems to be something quite appealing about it. The 19th century feel probably. I think we’d both enjoy it, thanks for the chance to win.

  53. Zulema Seligsohn

    I have loved your Mrs. Brandt’s mysteries since long ago and I would love to win a copy of the new St. Nicholas book.

  54. I love her books. I discovered her about a year or two ago and have been trying to find her early books. I’ve read about 5 of her books so far and look forward to reading this one.

    • Victoria Thompson

      All the books in the series are still in print and available through online bookstores and as eBooks, or your local bookstore can order them for you.

  55. I’m so anxious to read this book.

  56. How could I have missed this series! I cannot wait to get started and catch up!

  57. I’m new to your books, but love a good mystery.

  58. Victoria’s books are really a GREAT read —and, I THINK IT’S WONDERFUL OF HER to be willing to share with us — THANK YOU!!

  59. I have several of the books in this series and have enjoyed them all! Thanks

  60. I’m a devoted reader of the entire Gaslight series, and I can’t wait for this new installment to arrive!

  61. I Love Victoria Thompson’s Books!! I cannot get enough. I love how her characters are written, and the overall plots of the books. 🙂

  62. Looks like an awesome book! Love the cover!!

  63. I can hardly wait for the latest book in the series. I’ve read them all. Really like reading books featuring strong independent women who can still be feminine at the same time.

  64. Looks like an awesome book! Love the cover!

  65. O, this sounds so interesting! I’m new to Victoria and this series. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  66. This series sounds amazing. I will be starting on book one. Thank you for chance to win😊

  67. Love mysteries and am intrigued! Would love to win a copy 🙂

  68. I would love to win. I love a good mystery.

  69. Vivian S. Valtri Burgess

    I can’t wait to read Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue!!

  70. I think Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue is going to be a great read. I just love the “Gaslight” Mystery Series.


  72. I loved this book and all the other titles in this series. Thanks for the fun chance to win!

  73. I would love to win this book!

  74. I started reading book 1 and followed with book 2 etc. until I read all 17 books of this great series. They are wonderfully written and every one of the characters are well done. I can not wait to read the newest book. A big Thank You for writing this series.

  75. I love the whole series and am always anxious for the next one to be published!

  76. My mom got me started on this series when it first started and I have enjoyed every one of the books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. Sounds like and exciting read – thanks for the giveaway!

  78. What a marvelous story! I love discovering a new-to-me author and book series…

  79. I just finished Murder on Murray Hill and loved it. I don’t usually like books set in older time settings, but must admit I enjoyed this book immensely and am looking forward to reading more books in this series.

  80. I adore these books. I have read all 17 of Victoria’s books.
    Love the turn of the century stories.

  81. Nancy Bradford

    Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue is next on my reading list. I can’t wait to see how the traditionally secondary characters come to the front and the interplay among them changes. Then based on new respect, trust and friendship, how will Sarah and Frank react to the changed dynamic?

  82. I haven’t tried this series yet but it sounds like one I want to read.

  83. I am new to this author and would love this as an introduction. Thanks for the chance

  84. I’ve read a few of the Gaslight Series and love them. I have a few more on my TBR shelves. Must get them to the top of the list. And I’m always looking to add more books in a series to my ever growing TBR mountain. Loved that Character post today. And thanks for the giveaway!

  85. Reading the Gaslight Series has inspired me to research the history of Old New York, the roles of men and women, social norms of that time period. The Gaslight Series is a wonderful series and characters are very lifelike. You can not help but feel for them and live with them. Thank you for writing about my city.

  86. I can’t wait to read this latest book

  87. Gretchen P Needham

    Have read all of the ‘Gaslight Mysteries’, looking forward to this recent one! Winning it would be marvellous, but, will probably buy it at some point anyway. Thank you for giving me a shot.

  88. This is one of my favorite series. I really love historical mysteries.

  89. This sounds like such a great read!

  90. Francis P. Howland

    My wife is a nurse and especially enjoys this series. We have read them all.

  91. Haven’t read anything by this author, I think, but sure would like to change that. I’m a fan of mysteries.

  92. Gee, what an intriguing murder description.

  93. Shortie Warren

    This would be a new one for me and it sounds great!

  94. I love this series and would so love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  95. Maryanne Edmundson

    Would love to read your new Christmas mystery! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  96. Thank you so much for the opportunity to get this work of art 🙂 Happy Friday to you.

  97. I can’t wait to read this next book! I was hooked from the first book and got three friends hoked on the series, too.

  98. Thanks for a chance to enter.

  99. I have liked all the books I have read in the series and can’t wait to read this one!

  100. I have loved this series since the beginning-it will be interesting to focus on characters other than Sarah and Frank. Thanks for a chance to win the book!

  101. I’ve enjoyed all of Mrs. Thompson Gaslight Mystery books. I’m sure this one will not disappoint. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  102. Sounds like some good reding. Would love to win the book!!

  103. Rhonda Gothier

    Awesome….thanks for chance.

  104. Sheila Golding

    Sounds really good. Thanks for the chance

  105. Looks like a good book. And thanks for this chance.to win.

  106. Looking forward to the new book. Each one of the books has been a sit down and read it through experience and I expect this one will be more of the same. I will just have to exercise restraint and not begin it after 6 p.m.

  107. Justine Savage

    Love Sarah and Frank and Marve and Catherine. Can’t wait to read this one. I have read all the other books. I also like it when you bring in Frank’s mother and Sarah’s parents. Actually, there isn’t a character I don’t like in this series. Keep them coming!

  108. Looks like it could be a good one!!

  109. Love this series! Thanks for the giveaway.

  110. Corissa Palfrey

    This sounds great! Can’t wait to read this. Thanks for the chance

  111. Mysteries are my favorite type of books. They are so entertaining and I love to see if I can figure out who done it before I get to the end.

  112. Sharon Shirlen

    LOVE mysteries! I’ve never read your books, so I’d like to win a copy!

  113. This book is one I would love to read.

  114. Rosemary Campbell

    Have read the whole series and can’t wait for this book. Great characters!

  115. This school librarian’s favorite genres are historical fiction (Victorian) and mysteries. Love the Gaslight mysteries! It’s on my Santa’s wishlist@

  116. This is on my Santa’s wishlist

  117. These books always have a somewhat different perspective and I’m eager to see this newest one!

  118. I am looking forward to this book for two reasons. First, because it will be a new chapter in the lives of the characters, who are now a part of my life. Secondly, the series has been a wonderful opportunity to witness Victoria Thompson’s growth into being an author of distinction within the genre. And hopefully within the world of fictional writing as well.

  119. Cindi Streicher

    Would love to give this series a try!

  120. Love the series – have the book reserved at my library.

  121. Love the Gaslight mysteries – I have the book reserved at my library.

  122. Phyllis Rotman

    Have read every book in this series, can hardly wait to read this one

  123. Julie McDonough

    I have not read this yet, but I am looking forward to doing so. I have enjoyed the other books in the series.

  124. Robbie Bauldree

    I love a good mystery book.

  125. I have not read this yet, but I am looking forward to reading it. I have enjoyed the other books in the series.

  126. thanks for the giveaway of MURDER ON ST. NICHOLAS AVENUE I have not read this series

  127. I love this series. Delighted that you are letting the extended family have a book to themselves.

  128. Great contest!

  129. Michelle Koebel

    This sounds like a great book. I love reading murder mysteries!

    I’m adding this to my TBR so I can find out what happens to Una.

  130. William Snyder Jr.

    I enjoy the gaslight books. I’ve read them all, and look forward to reading the latest editions.

  131. Betty Jo English

    Sounds like a really great read to cuddle up for a cold winter’s day

  132. Congratulations on your release!

  133. I have yet to read a book by this author so would welcome the chance to do so.

  134. OK, count me in. It sounds like a great book. I’d like to win a copy, but if not, I’ll look for it in my local book store.

  135. lenore hitchler

    I have read every book in the series. I am interested in New York at the beginning of the twentieth century and midwives. I love mystery series because I love to get to know characters. Add Christmas in and this new book should be spectacular!

  136. Thank you a chance to win! Love your novels!

  137. Diane Christeson

    It sounds like a good read.

  138. Love your characters. Thanks for the chance to win.

  139. This one looks like a winner. I’ve been waiting for the latest installment in this series. Great characters and plots.

  140. Already on my Wish List/TBR list. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win it!

  141. Having read all of Victoria’s Gaslight mysteries, I am very anxious to curl up in front of the fire on a wintery day to read the newest addition…..Murder On St Nicholas Ave. Thank you for the giveaway.

  142. This book sounds really good.

  143. I would love to win a signed book thank you for the chance

  144. This sounds like a wonderful mystery and a fabulous series!

  145. This book is on my tbr list – thanks for sharing

  146. Looks like a great winter time snuggle up book to read.

  147. My daughter and I love the Gaslight series and can’t wait to read this new one. We feel like the characters are family. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  148. Would love to win this great book. Thank-you for the chance.

  149. I love this series and have read almost all of them. I’ve even bought almost all of them. Would love the newest book

  150. I’m looking forward to a great read. Thank you.

  151. Love this series and look forward to reading this one! Thank you for the giveaway!

  152. Looks like a wonderful book. Would love the opportunity to read it.

  153. Darlene Mogensen

    I have enjoyed reading the entire series, and they are so much fun. I look forward to reading your new book when our Library gets it in; or if I am the lucky winner, I will happily pass it on to someone who I know will enjoy it also. What else can I say? I am a fan!

  154. I love this series and this one sounds unique with Frank and Sarah away. A good chance for other characters to shine!

  155. Michelle Fidler

    I’ve read a few of these. I’m collecting the hardcovers. Would love to win.

  156. I started collecting this series way back when and it’s still going strong. Sweet!

  157. I definitely want to read this!

  158. Would be a great way to start reading a new series. Would really enjoy reading this book.

  159. Sounds like a great book and I would love to read it, thanks so much for sharing~

  160. My grandmother lived on St. Nicholas Avenue when she was a girl! How can I not enter? I’ve always wanted to find out exactly where she lived. It was supposedly an amazing apartment, since this was when Harlem was where everyone who was anyone lived. I’ve read all your books, and can’t wait to read this one. Especially since I have a personal connection to the avenue.

    • Victoria Thompson

      How interesting! Harlem was originally for the elite. It’s amazing how different neighborhoods in NYC have evolved.

  161. Carolyn Althofff

    I’m really looking forward to the new book. Maybe Santa will bring me a copy for Christmas?

  162. One of my favorite series.

  163. Jackie Wisherd

    Your book sounds like one I would enjoy reading.

  164. virginia tarris

    I’m looking forward to learning more about Maeve

  165. I enjoyed reading about your characters’ lives. I definitely think this a book that I would like! Thanks for the chance to win a book!

  166. I think I would enjoy this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  167. Thanks for the preview and a chance to win the book!

  168. Darlene Peterson

    I would love to get involved in this series. Please include me in this giveaway.

  169. I love this series – it would be wonderful to win a copy of the newest book

  170. Sounds like another good book.

  171. I am looking forward to reading this. Love your books!

  172. I love the series. Sarah is wonderful and allows others to develop and shine as well. I did read in order, buying copies of the ones my library didn’t have, but references to earlier books are subtle, only as much information as needed to understand a current situation. I have learned to clear the schedule before opening the book, because I won’t want to stop. 😉

  173. Sounds great!!

  174. Would love to read your book and add it to my small collection.

  175. I love the setting of this series. It would be delightful to have this book to read. robeader53@yahoo.com

  176. Just discovered this series and am looking forward to reading and enjoying it😊

  177. candace knight

    This sounds like a great book. I will get started on this series right away! Thank you for the chance

  178. I’ve added it to my reading list.

  179. Marcia McCracken

    Thanks for the tantalizing summary! I’d love to win the book, but will track it down and read it regardless. But I have to read all the preceding books first. What a treat – a fun new (to me)cozy mystery series!

  180. Sounds like a great story to curl up with with the cold winter coming – thanks for the chance to win – love mysteries

  181. Ooooo, this sounds delicious!

  182. not sure if there is a delay or not – do not see the commented I posted – so will try again – this sounds like a great mystery to curl up with. love a good mystery

  183. I really enjoy the characters in this series. I enjoy the murder plots and thinking about how much more challenging it was in those days to solve crimes. Mostly though I like the strong women — Sarah, her Mom, Maive and the helpful neighbor. Women had so few rights then, and yet in this series, they are very strong and accomplished.

  184. Frank Burkhard

    Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win a gaslight mystery. I’ve read many of these mysteries and they are a very interesting read.

  185. It would be nice to win such an interesting mystery book. Thank you and I will be looking for this at the local library.

  186. Sounds like a good story. Thanks for the giveaway.

  187. Wonderful writer! I love your stories!

  188. Patty Andersen

    I’ve been collecting these stories for years, winning a signed copy would be very cool!

  189. This is such a wonderful series and the changes in the people lives in these books is so special.. Getting this extra book is a great surprise.. Thanks for this series.

  190. I want to read this! Thanks for the chance to win.

  191. I have been reading this series for years. If you have not read one of these books, I strongly recommend them. The characters are realistic and intriguing and true to the era.
    You do not have to read them in order. Just pick up the first one you can find, sit back and immerse yourself in the story. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. Keep up the
    excellent work.

  192. I have really been looking forward to this book. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  193. sounds like a great series. putting it on my tbr list for sure

  194. I love to find a new to me author, especially one with such an interesting sounding series! Love that cover art…. gorgeous.

  195. It sounds like you have been left with more than you expected!
    I can’t wait to catch up with this series.

  196. I love all of the books in this series. And how great to have a story told from Maeve’s perspective! And coming from Irish immigrant stock, I like the little peeks into history I’d love to win a signed book, because I have very limited mobility, usually get my books online, never get to go to signings. This is such a nice series, sweet, but not soppy. And as a retired/disabled Nurse, I like the Midwife part, too:)
    Every time I see there will be a new book in this series, I get a thrill of anticipation.

  197. Thank you for sponsoring such a stellar gift!!!

  198. Already read it – good read and interesting story

  199. This has me intrigued! I will definitely read it!

  200. I look forward to another great Story. Love this time of life where everything was simple and peaceful. Thank you for considering me for a chance to receive this Book.
    Barbara W.

  201. thanks for the chance …it sounds wonderful would love to win

  202. Sandra Kirchhof

    I love this series and am especially looking forward to reading Murder on St Nicholas Avenue. I love when you get to know all the characters of a series particularly when the secondary characters get to take front stage for awhile. It deepens what you know about them.

  203. This sounds very good. I’m always on the lookout for new to me mystery authors.

  204. Sounds like a great mystery!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!!

  205. Wow, the book sounds wonderful. The writing technique ,the humor and the mystery as well as the finely drawn characters makes me come back again and again to this series.

  206. Jill Broussard

    I can’t believe that I haven’t read this series. It sounds great! Thankyou for the opportunity!

  207. I have read all the books in the series so far and am happily looking forward to this latest. Great idea for my holiday wish list for my husband. This sounds like a really cool departure from the earlier books.

  208. I enjoy your books very much and look forward to your new releases.

  209. Can’t wait to read it.

  210. I have read all the previous books at least twice!First reading: Inhale it. Second reading: Get the story. Third reading: Savor it.

  211. Victoria Thompson

    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments! Please let me know how you like ST. NICHOLAS AVENUE!

  212. I have my book club hooked on your series

  213. Looking forward to reading this book. A cold winter’s night read sounds like what would be the best way for total enjoyment of this book. Thank you for the chance to win it!

  214. Thanks for a chance to win.

  215. Saundra K. Warren

    Someone new to try!

  216. Brian Frauenknecht

    Sounds like a great book. I definitely want to read this. I have it on my wish list with Amazon.

  217. Sounds like fun. A new one for me.

  218. I am a big fan of the Gaslight Mystery series.So looking forward to the next book.

  219. WOW! So many comments. I have several friends who, along with me, can’t wait for the next book. I read many, many mysteries and some are so gory I have to read one of Ms.Thompson’s to get my mojo back. Unfortunately I have read the whole series so I no longer have that quick fix I get from the Gaslight mysteries. Looking forward to spending a good time with this new book.

  220. Original comment was lost so going to try again. Your historical mysteries are outstanding and among my favorites. Glad to know another quality work will soon be available.

  221. I Love your series of Sarah and Frank. I have paperbacks of every book (except the last 3). I would really like to win a signed copy of Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue, I can hardly wait each year for the next book in the series.

  222. Thanks for this opportunity! I love your series

  223. Couldn’t wait to read the latest book in this series. It did not disappoint. Absolutely loved this story as much as all previous Gaslight Series. If you haven’t read this already – go out and get it – it’s a great book.

  224. It looks like the nanny has quite a time while the mistress is away. Thanks for the contest.

  225. i can’t believe there have been so many in this series and i have only read one. i better get on the ball and catch up!

  226. Thank you for the opportunity to win a free copy of this book. I am new to this series and would love to try it.

  227. Chuck Migliaccio

    I have read the series from the very beginning and looking forward to the new book. Many thanks to you for the Gaslight mysteries

  228. So looking forward to the next book. I love this series.

  229. birdhousebooks

    I love this series and can’t wait to read this book! glindathegood@bellsouth.net

  230. I have read all Victoria’s mysteries except the last one. I would be thrilled to win a copy of her latest mystery.

  231. A day in the life give such a great perspective that you often convince me to buy or try a book that I had previously considered but set aside. This is one of those books; you make it sound wonderful!

  232. I love your books started reading them in 2014, thank you for a chance to win one.

  233. Doreen DelGreco

    Can’t wait for the next book, I started on book 12 at my library, been going back to beginning had to buy some when I couldn’t get them, but made it thru in record time, amazing series now I don’t like to wait for the next one, as I am now………I love the fact that I’m learning a bit of history, while I enjoy the characters. Thanks for the great read I’ve come to expect.

  234. Love this series and have been looking forward to the newest book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  235. i don’t know if this book is intended to be YA,or teen, but the writing is kind of on the juvenile side. it sounds, however like a fun read, and if i win it, i will definatly read it before deciding which granddaughter gets it for Christmas.

    • Victoria Thompson

      The character Maeve is a teen, bu the series is adult fiction. I have lots of teen readers however because the books are cozy mysteries with no violence, sex or swearing.

  236. I have read all of Victoria’s mysteries and have just picked up the latest one from the Library. I would love to win a signed copy to add to my collection of signed mystery books. Can’t wait to start on the book.

  237. love the series. thanks for a chance to win a copy of Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue.

  238. I have read them all and look forward to each new book. I love the characters and hope to spend many more hours reading about them.

  239. Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue sounds like it will be another great book in a wonderful series. I can hardly wait to begin reading it!

  240. I am working my way through this series and I am enjoying it very much! W

  241. Sharyn Wittrup

    This is one of my all time favorite series. Can hardly wait to read the latest book. The summary sounds tantalizing. Love when the other characters get a chance to shine. Hope the series goes on for a long time. Thanks for the chance to win a free book.

  242. Robin Anderson

    I just love this series! It is refreshing to read a crime based book without the offensive language some authors seem to think is necessary.

  243. Looking forward to this.

  244. How about a win?

  245. Absolutely LOVE the series! I feel as though if I ran into the characters on the street, I would recognize them!! That’s the mark of a good author; when the reader feels a real kinship with the characters.. Thanks, Ms. Thompson..

  246. I love this series too. So happy to see a new one. Congrats

  247. Raymond R. Bard

    I went to Powells here in PDX, bought the only copy and started reading on the MAX. Finished the next morning. A great addition to the series. I usually wait and get the paper back but for the last five books I bought the hard cover. I like how she pulls in real history.

  248. Pick me!! ……. Have a very happy Thanksgiving

  249. This series is fun and informative – I like the history of New York and its inhabitants.

  250. I cannot believe I have yet to start this series!!!! Thank you for the giveaway….

  251. Thank you Victoria for commenting and interacting with my readers
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