"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.
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"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."
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