Sunday, May 19, 2019

Murder on Trinity Place by Victoria Thompson

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Murder on Trinity Place
by Victoria Thompson

ISBN-13: 9780399586637
Hardback: 336 pages
Publisher: Berkley Book
Released: April 30, 2019

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
The year of 1899 is drawing to a close. Frank and Sarah Malloy are getting ready to celebrate the New Year at Trinity Church when they notice Mr. Pritchard, a relative of their neighbor's behaving oddly and annoying the other revelers. Frank tries to convince Pritchard to return home with them, but the man refuses and Frank loses him in the crowd. The next morning Sarah and Frank are horrified to learn Pritchard was murdered sometime in the night, his body left on Trinity Place, the side street near the church.

The police aren't too interested in the murder, and the family are concerned that the circumstances of the death will reflect badly on Pritchard's reputation. To protect the family from scandal, Nelson asks Frank to investigate. Frank and Sarah delve into Pritchard's past and realize there may have been a deadly side to the dawning of the new century.

My Review:
Murder on Trinity Place is a historical mystery set in New York City in 1899 (around New Years) into 1900. This is the 22nd book in the series. You don't need to read the previous books to understand this one, and this one didn't spoil the whodunit of the previous mysteries.

This was a clue-based puzzle mystery. Frank and Gino did most of the investigating, though Sarah came across some information as well. They asked good questions and followed up clues until they all fit together. While I correctly chose whodunit about halfway through, there were still other viable suspects and I didn't feel certain until closer to the end.

Interesting historical details were woven into the story. The main characters were nice, engaging people and had realistic reactions to events. There were no sex scenes or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this interesting historical mystery.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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