Deception by Gaslight by Kate Belli
Deception by Gaslight by Kate Belli
Series: A Gilded Gotham Mystery #1
Glittering Gilded-Age New York holds its lavish charms--and a litany of deadly sins--as intrepid reporter Genevieve Stewart uncovers a trail of corruption and murder.
As a chill sets in on New York City in the winter of 1888, a jewel thief dubbed the "Robin Hood of the Lower East Side" has been stealing from the city's wealthiest and giving to the poor. Genevieve Stewart--a young woman whose family is part of Mrs. Astor's famed 400 but who has forged a life of her own as a reporter--decides to chase the story, but gets more than she bargained for: a murder victim sprawled in a dark alley in the dangerous Five Points neighborhood.
A handsome neighborhood tough comes to her rescue--but when she encounters the same man at a glamorous ball a few nights later, she realizes he's society scion Daniel McCaffrey. Could this be her Robin Hood? When two more murders rock the Knickerbocker world, it becomes apparent that something much more sinister is afoot than a few stolen diamond necklaces. Genevieve is determined to prove that Daniel is Robin Hood--but she's loath to believe he is a killer as well. From the glittering lights of Fifth Avenue to the sordid back alleys of Five Points, the truth is just one murder away.
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This is an historical mystery set to be released October 6, 20220. I was lucky enough to get an advanced reader copy via NetGalley and I must say I am more than thrilled.
While I typically read romance I love throwing in a mystery or two occasionally and this one fit the bill nicely. I love history as well so I am no stranger to the Astor 400 or the Five Points Neighborhood. One of the things I loved about this book was that I was not able to figure out who the killer was until the end. It made reading it that much more enjoyable.
This was just an enjoyable read and one that I am thrilled I decided to take a chance on. You never know with mysteries. They are either great and I can’t put them down or they are easily soled and a waste of my time. I am happy to say this is the former and not the latter.
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I love mysteries SO hard.. I’ll be looking forward to reading this..
I love this kind of mystery books too! It’s so disappointing when we’re in the middle of the book and already know the killer hahaha
This sounds like a nice book
That sounds like a book I would like very much. History and mystery together.
This sounds like a great book I love mysteries
Nice review, sounds like an interesting mystery.
Thanks for sharing your review!
This sounds like a wonderful book to read , and love a bit of mystery.
When looking for a book review to read, I clicked on this one immediately. (The title really caught my attention, particularly the word “gaslight.”) I’ve been reading a lot of nonfiction lately, esp. essay collections, and I’d love to throw in some diversity of genres. SO glad I caught this post!
I haven’t read a good mystery in a long time. I’ll have to take a look at this as it sounds good!
This sounds like one that will keep me interested and reading all night.
The cover looks so pretty! this sounds interesting
I like mysteries and historical fiction too and this sounds very interesting! Thanks for the review
I love historical books and mystery books, so this is right up my alley.
Vintage New York City + Murder Mystery + Fearless and Intrepid Journalist = I’m sold !
This sounds like a great book! I love mystery and romance together, and the setting seems amazing.
This sounds good, stolen jewels and a murder mystery!
Really draws you in, well done.
Great review post! It sounds like a page turner.
What an intriguing book! Great cover too.
I like the atmosphere it’s set in, a great era for a mystery. Another great find for my tbr list.
Sounds like an interesting adventure! I love the NYC setting and the fact this takes place in the 1800s!
I also love mysteries, and this one looks really interesting.
A good historical mystery! All the better because it takes place in my home town, the city so great they had to name it twice. New York, New York!
Thank you for sharing your review of this book, it sounds like a thrilling read