Counterfeit Lady Books In Publication Order
- City of Lies (2017)
- City of Secrets (2018)
- City of Scoundrels (2019)
- City of Schemes (2020)
- City of Shadows (2021)
Gaslight Mystery Books In Publication Order
- Murder on Astor Place (1999)
- Murder on St. Mark’s Place (2000)
- Murder on Gramercy Park (2001)
- Murder on Washington Square (2002)
- Murder on Mulberry Bend (2003)
- Murder on Marble Row (2004)
- Murder on Lenox Hill (2005)
- Murder in Little Italy (2006)
- Murder in Chinatown (2007)
- Murder on Bank Street (2008)
- Murder on Waverly Place (2009)
- Murder on Lexington Avenue (2010)
- Murder on Sisters’ Row (2011)
- Murder on Fifth Avenue (2012)
- Murder in Chelsea (2013)
- Murder in Murray Hill (2014)
- Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (2015)
- Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue (2015)
- Murder in Morningside Heights (2016)
- Murder in the Bowery (2017)
- Murder on Union Square (2018)
- Murder on Trinity Place (2019)
- Murder on Pleasant Avenue (2020)
- Murder on Wall Street (2021)
- Murder on Madison Square (2022)
Lady and the Cowboy Romance Books In Publication Order
- Texas Treasure (1985)
- Texas Triumph (1987)
- Texas Blonde (1987)
- Bold Texas Embrace (1989)
Lady and the Scoundrel Books In Publication Order
- Texas Vixen (1986)
- Rogue’s Lady (1988)
- Fortune’s Lady (1989)
The Hired Gunslinger Books In Publication Order
- Texas Angel / Angel Heart (1988)
- Wild Texas Promise (1990)
- Sweet Texas Surrender (1991)
- Blazing Texas Nights (1992)
The Tates of Texas Books In Publication Order
- Wild Texas Wind (1992)
- Winds of Promise (1993)
- Winds of Destiny (1994)
- Winds of Fortune (1995)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Beloved Outcast (1989)
- Playing with Fire (1990)
- Cry Wolf (1995)
- Wings of Morning (1996)
- From This Day Forward (1997)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Losing Alexandria (1998)
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Victoria Thompson Books Overview
The first Gaslight mystery newly repackaged.
After a routine delivery, midwife Sarah Brandt visits her patient in a rooming house and discovers that another boarder, a young girl, has been killed. At the request of Sergeant Frank Malloy, she searches the girl’s room, and discovers that the victim is from one of the most prominent families in New York and the sister of an old friend. The powerful family, fearful of scandal, refuses to permit an investigation. But with Malloy’s help, Sarah begins a dangerous quest to bring the killer to justice before death claims another victim.
In turn of the century New York City, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy see birth and death and even murder…
Phenomenal praise for Murder on Astor Place:
‘Victoria Thompson shines…
. Anne Perry and Caleb Carr fans rejoice!’ Tamar Myers, author of The Hand that Rocks the Ladle
‘Tantalizing.’ Catherine Coulter
‘Fascinating.’ Publishers Weekly
After a successful delivery, a baby falls mysteriously ill. But midwife Sarah Brandt soon discovers the source of the baby’s sickness and a scandal that’s paved with greed and deception.
Turn of the century New York City midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy are thrust into a twisted case of murder when a seductress falls victim to her own charades. ‘Victoria Thompson shines…
Anne Perry and Caleb Carr fans rejoice!’ Tamar Myers
In this all new Gaslight Mystery, turn of the century New York City midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy discover how the squalor of the streets can breed madness and murder.
When an explosion kills wealthy industrialist Gregory Van Dyke, Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt presumes that anarchists are responsible and personally asks Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to track them down. Malloy is up to the challenge but he faces a different kind of challenge when he encounters Sarah Brandt paying a condolence call on the Van Dykes. Faced with the impossibility of ever expressing his true feelings for Sarah, Frank had vowed never to see or work with her again.’ For her part, Sarah is glad to be working with Malloy once again in his hunt for a dangerous killer though they clash over his conviction that the murder was politically motivated.
A midwife working in the tenements of turn of the last century New York, Sarah Brandt is summoned by the wealthy Lintons to confirm their worst fear: their teenaged daughter is with child. It’s a mystery, however, since the young woman mentally still a child herself is never left alone. With the help of her friend Detective Sergeant Malloy, Sarah vows to crack this delicate case, especially since suspicion is on those close to the Lintons. Then, when one of the suspects is poisoned, Sarah knows she must uncover the truth before more lives are ruined.
As a midwife working in the tenements of turn of the century New York, Sarah Brandt has witnessed joy and misery, birth and death. Now Sarah suffers the heartbreak of losing a patient but not from natural causes.
The ninth in the Edgarr Award nominated series featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Malloy in turn of the century New York City.
Sarah Brandt has made her uneasy way to Chinatown to deliver a baby. There she meets a group of Irish women who, completely alone at Ellis Island, married Chinese men in the same predicament. But even as a new century dawns, New Yorkers still cling to their own kind, scorning children of mixed races.
When the new mother’s half Chinese, half Irish niece goes missing, Sarah knows that alerting the police will accomplish nothing, and seeks the one person she can turn to Detective Sergeant Malloy.
And when the missing girl is found dead in a Chinatown alley, Sarah and Malloy have ample suspects in her murder from both sides of Canal Street.
The tantalizing Catherine Coulter Edgar Award nominated Gaslight mystery series featuring midwife Sarah Brandt continues.
In the four years since her husband’s death, midwife Sarah Brandt has become an angel of mercy in the tenements of turn of the century New York, helping the less fortunate bring new life into the world and, with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, seeing that justice is done for them.
Now, Malloy has taken up the task of solving the murder of Dr. Tom Brandt, believing he s found a motive among the families of the doctor s patients. But when he discovers what he believes to be the truth, the shocking revelation may destroy Sarah and Malloy s hopes for any future with her
Victoria Thompson once again ‘vividly recreates the gaslit world of New York.’Publishers Weekly
Sarah Brandt is not completely surprised when her very proper mother asks her to attend a’s ance. She knows that Mrs. Decker still carries great guilt over the death of her older daughter, Maggie. So Sarah accompanies her and the spiritualist does seem to contact Maggie convincing Mrs. Decker to attend another s ance.
Only this time, one of the attendees doesn’t succeed in speaking to the dead she joins them. Now, it’s up to Sarah and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to protect Mrs. Decker from scandal by determining how a woman was murdered in the pitch dark when every suspect was holding the hand of the person next to them.
It’s no mystery why readers love Victoria Thompson’s Edgar Award nominated series. With the help of a charitable lady of means, midwife Sarah Brandt rescues a young woman and her newborn from the brothel where the mother was forced to prostitute herself. But their success comes at a high price when their benefactor is found murdered. Though the brothel’s madam is immediately considered a suspect, Sarah and Sergeant Frank Malloy investigate, uncovering some unpleasant truths about the victim and her charity and the woman and child Sarah risked her own life to save.
First published 1998 in Picador by Pan Macmillan Australia. Went into a second printing straightaway and was a literary success being on the Melbourne Age best seller list for several weeks.
They all fell in love with Alexandria. They fell for the strange and evocative city, the romantic city, the sensual city, the city of mystery, of secret seductions, of riddles, of silences and of irresistible decadence. Alexandria the mistress you can never forget.
Losing Alexandria evokes the world of Alexandria, Egypt the way it once was, in this elegant mixture of memoir, history and personal reflection. In this memoir Victoria Thompson vividly recalls the romance and mystique of living in Alexandria when Egypt was a British Protectorate as in The English Patient, and many of the figures who lived in this famous city: Alexander, Cleopatra, Caesar, Mark Antony. author E.M. Forster and the poet Cavafy. Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet served as one of the major inspirations of the book. He helped me lift the veil on things glimpsed and half understood in my childhood, and encouraged me to push aside the boundaries and step into forbidden territory. Although she paints a romantic image of Alexandria, a place where writers found inspiration, soldiers broke from war, and exotic groups of people congregated, she also writes about the dark side of sex, the alleys and child brothels. She confronts Cavafy and Durrell in a couple of surprising, imagined scenes.
The book shifts in time and place between Alexandria and Australia, offering colourful and interesting juxtapositions. For instance, Victoria attended a British convent run by Irish nuns in Alexandria, a stark contrast to the bush school she found herself attending in Australia. But her life journey did not end with exile. She writes of her eventful life as an actress, then psychotherapist, coming close to dying in the Himalayas, attending film festivals in Cannes and Venice with her film maker husband and nearly dying in Venice, staying in Savannah, Georgia, with her film actor brother in law filming with Clint Eastwood, and discovering a tragic love story between a close relative and a young soldier poet, when she visits a cousin in Gloucestershire, England.