Murder on Lexington Avenue (Gaslight Mystery)
by Victoria Thompson
Cover Artist: Karen Chandler
Berkley Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780425234372
Date: 01 June 2010 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From back of book: When a wealthy businessman is murdered, Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy is assigned to investigate, even though the crime is out of his jurisdiction. The reason, he soon realizes, is that the man has a deaf daughter--and it is well-known that Malloy's own son attends the New York Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.
The victim sent his daughter to a rival institution with different views on teaching the deaf and was an influential supporter of their program. Malloy suspects that the killer may be affiliated with his son's school. Or it might be family member. Or a business rival. It's a difficult case--but one that Malloy is sure will not involve Sarah Brandt--until the new widow goes into labor while he is interviewing her, and she refuses to send for her own physician...
So Malloy calls upon Sarah. Finding herself in an unfamiliar world, where those who can hear refuse to listen to those who cannot, Sarah must determine who is right and who is innocent before she and Malloy can ever hope to find the killer.