Deception by Gaslight: A Gilded Gotham Mystery

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During the gilded age in New York, a strong young women makes her own way regardless of society’s expectations. As a reporter she has aspirations above her assignments, and she stumbles upon a mystery and a few murders that change her life forever. All of this coincides with meeting a dashing young tough from the slums of Five Points. Her world is turned upside down when the same man turns up at a society ball. They are inexplicably linked as they agree to be partners and investigate together.

This is a fantastic debut novel in the genre of historical mysteries. The novel grabs you from the very beginning. The cover is beautiful and adds to the wonderful story populated by rich, well-developed characters. I do love a story about a strong-willed woman who knows what she wants. The romantic undertones were just right, not too much to distract from the mystery. There are actually multiple mysteries that are unraveled over the course of the book, and they are intertwined marvelously by the author. It is the first book in a series, and I can’t wait to read the next one. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical mysteries.

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Author Kate Belli
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 327 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane
Publish Date 2020-10-06
ISBN 9781643854649 Buy this Book
Issue November 2020
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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