Books by Victoria Thompson

Victoria Thompson is the Edgar(r) Award-nominated author of the Gaslight mystery series and 20 additional historical novels. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.


CITY OF SCOUNDRELS by Victoria Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2019

"An amusingly complex con combines with little-known historical details to provide an enchanting read."
A determined woman seeks justice. Read full book review >
MURDER ON TRINITY PLACE  by Victoria Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2019

"Period details and charm abound in a mystery that packs some real surprises."
Who killed the milkman? Read full book review >
CITY OF SECRETS  by Victoria Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A far cry from the average mystery, the fast-moving second novel in Thompson's (City of Lies, 2017, etc.) Counterfeit Lady series features a bold and clever sleuth, abundant historical detail, and a rocky romance."
A semireformed con artist slowly learns society's rules in a world even more corrupt than she is. Read full book review >
MURDER ON UNION SQUARE by Victoria Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"The exotic mores of New York circa 1900 furnish a colorful background for the veteran sleuths as they seek to unmask a killer;Thompson provides fans with an update on their favorite characters."
A police officer-turned-private eye is accused of murder. Read full book review >
MURDER IN CHELSEA by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2013

"Thompson's latest tour of early-19th-century New York (Murder on Fifth Avenue, 2012, etc.) combines the requisite historical details with a surprise ending that bodes well for future entries in this enjoyable series."
A child's mysterious background puts her life in danger. Read full book review >
MURDER ON FIFTH AVENUE by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"Thompson (Murder on Sisters' Row, 2011, etc.) once more weaves the class differences and casual bigotry of the period into a mystery with some neat twists."
An upper-class midwife and an Irish Catholic police detective continue their unlikely alliance in a seventh murder investigation. Read full book review >
MURDER ON SISTERS' ROW by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2011

"Thompson's enjoyable historical series (Murder on Lexington Avenue, 2010, etc.) continues to highlight the social injustices of the time, some of which continue to this day."
A midwife's latest delivery involves her in murder. Read full book review >
MURDER ON LEXINGTON AVENUE by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"Thompson (Murder on Waverly Place, 2009, etc.) illuminates a battle in the deaf community that continues even today."
More murder among the upper classes in turn-of-the-century New York. Read full book review >
MURDER ON WAVERLY PLACE by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2009

"Though sometimes melodramatic, Thompson's Gaslight Mystery series provides a fascinating window into a bygone era."
The rebellious daughter of a wealthy family joins an Irish cop to investigate murder at a séance. Read full book review >
MURDER IN CHINATOWN by Victoria Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2007

"A suspenseful tale of casual racism and corrupt police."
Racism, immigration policy and lust all add up to murder as a new century dawns. Read full book review >
MURDER ON LENOX HILL by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2005

"A convincing tale of depravity and death among the upper classes of old New York."
It isn't enough that turn-of-the-century Manhattan midwife Sarah Brandt's physician husband was murdered; now her career is about to involve her in another crime. Read full book review >
MURDER ON MARBLE ROW by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Just what you'd expect from a Victorian melodrama: hysterical females, pompous males, class snobbery, and boudoir secrets—plus, in this sixth Gaslight Mystery (Murder on Mulberry Bend, not reviewed, etc.), a bit part for Emma Goldman."
An Irish-American cop is allowed into a Victorian drawing room, though nobody offers him a seat. Read full book review >