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Beloved Outcast

by Victoria Thompson

From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Victoria Thompson, a magnificent historical romance set in Texas. "Ms. Thompson imbues her characters with strength, eloquence and dignity." -Romantic Times Molly Wade has loved Ben Cantrell since the moment he defended her honor in the schoolroom. Now that she's a young woman, her feelings for the handsome rancher have grown deeper--and more urgent. But something always stood between them--a dark heritage that made him an outcast in Texas. Now the ghost of that heritage returns to turn Ben Cantrell from a loner into a wanted man. Molly is the only person who can prove Ben's innocence, but if she speaks out, will she too be outcast? And is it possible for two people in love to make peace with their pasts?

Blazing Texas Nights

by Victoria Thompson

A Hired Gunslinger Romance #4From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Victoria Thompson, a sensual tale of historical romance in the American Wild, Wild West..."Ms. Thompson imbues her characters with strength, eloquence and dignity." -Romantic TimesStrong-willed Heiress...Fiery Leah Harding has her hands full protecting her family's vast ranch from scheming land grabbers. So, when ruggedly handsome gunslinger Calhoun Stevens suddenly shows up with an unproven claim on her family, she swears to test his determination to its limits--and scare him off for good.But as Leah looks into his blazing blue eyes and finds herself melting under kisses as hot as a Texas sun, she suddenly doesn't mind if he stays by her side--and in her arms--forever...A Composed Gunslinger...To set his past to rights, Calhoun Stevens has to convince the headstrong Miss Harding that he's an honest man. He's resolved to save her land--and do his best to forget her tempting, shimmering fall of brown hair and inviting dark eyes. But once he feels the enchanting spitfire's slender body close to his, Cal is lost to a passion that means more to him than any ranch possibly could...

Bold Texas Embrace

by Victoria Thompson

A Lady and the Cowboy Romance (#4)Art teacher Catherine Eaton discovers a gifted painter on Sam Conners' ranch...but the stubborn ranch owner refuses to allow the pretty and petite art teacher on his property. Spirited and willful, the blonde schoolmarm just will not to take no for an answer...only to find herself distracted by how ruggedly handsome this headstrong cowboy is...Sam Conners has a range war to deal with and doesn't have time for this beautiful art teacher from Philadelphia that everyone's talking about. That is, until the most sensual woman he's ever seen marches right into his office. From the moment Catherine opens her lovely full lips to voice her outrageous city demands, Sam can think of nothing other than kissing her quiet. In fact, in the days that follow, Sam can think of nothing other than ensuring that this beautiful woman remains in his bold Texas embrace...for all the days to come...

Cry Wolf

by Victoria Thompson

From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Victoria Thompson, a magnificent historical romance... "Ms. Thompson imbues her characters with strength, eloquence and dignity." -Romantic Times When Lobo rides up to the Davis ranch, Rachel feels a tremor, as if the very earth was about to open. Lobo is the wolf hunter that they desperately need, though he seems to Rachel to be as primitive as the wild creatures he tracks--a sure hunter whose home is the wide-open Wild West. And Rachel can't help but hunger for his touch. But she's also heard the legend of the wolf who walked as a man and wonders if Lobo is more than just a man--his power is undeniable. Though the ranch hands respect him and her little boy adores him, Rachel senses there will come a final day of reckoning between the hunter and the hunted--and a night when she will know the passion as savage as a wolf.

Fortune's Lady

by Victoria Thompson

A Lady and the Scoundrel Romance (#3)From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Victoria Thompson, a sensual tale of historical romance in the American West..."Ms. Thompson imbues her characters with strength, eloquence and dignity." -Romantic TimesTHEY GAMBLED ALL THEY HAD ON THE PROMISE OF EVERLASTING LOVERaising her son on her own, fiery Suzanna Prentice isn't going to give up her hopes for a good life. So she takes a job as a dancehall girl in Dodge City's roughest saloon to pays the bills, though vulgar remarks from the drunken patrons wear on her spirit...until one passionate glance from a handsome gambler sets Suzanna's blood racing with hope...and burning desire. When fate and a gunman's bullet place the gorgeous gambler in Suzanna's tender loving care, a bond blossoms between the widow and her gambler, a tenderness neither one can deny. As Suzanna vows to heal the gambler's wounds, as well as his lonely heart, she falls head first into his secret world of danger...and the head-spinning, euphoric promise of everlasting love...

From This Day Forward

by Victoria Thompson

From Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Victoria Thompson, a magnificent historical romance set on a Texas plantation during the Civil War. It is an unforgettable tale of two men and one woman...of honor lost and won...of a love that will steal your heart... A fateful night during the Yankee's invasion of Texas changes young Lori McClintock's life forever, her innocence stolen and a baby on the way...while the unknowing father, Eric Ross, is off fighting with the Cavalry of the West. When Eric's older brother offers to marry her, Lori is stunned. She's fantasized about Adam Ross noticing her, of living on his beautiful estate and of being adored by a man she's adored her whole life. But Lori, with a baby to think of, has to be more realistic--Adam is a Southern gentleman who will take care of any child with his family's name. Now a battle has been ignited between brothers--careening toward an explosive end...threatening to expose a long-buried family secret...and awakening a ravenous passion not in one man, but in two...

Murder in Chelsea

by Victoria Thompson

Sarah Brandt is shattered when she learns that a woman has inquired at Hope's Daughters Mission for Catherine, the abandoned child she has taken as her daughter. The woman claims she was Catherine's nursemaid, now acting on behalf of the girl's mother to reunite them. Unwilling to simply hand Catherine over to a complete stranger, Sarah asks Malloy to investigate. But when he goes to interview the woman at her tenement in Chelsea, he finds she has been murdered. Though her death leaves Sarah's claim to Catherine unchallenged, her sense of justice compels her to work with Malloy to find the killer. Their search takes them from the marble mansions of the Upper West Side to the dilapidated dwellings of lower Manhattan and into the deepest and darkest secrets of Catherine's past. And while Malloy helps Sarah determine the fate of the child she loves, he faces a challenge of his own--and his decision could change both their lives forever...

Murder In Chinatown (Gaslight Mystery #9)

by Victoria Thompson

In Chinatown to deliver a baby, midwife Sarah Brandt learns that the mother''s mixed-race niece is missing, and she enlists Sergeant Mallo'y's help. But after they find the girl dead in an alley, there are ample suspects -from both sides of Canal Street.

Murder in Little Italy

by Victoria Thompson

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.

Murder in Morningside Heights

by Victoria Thompson

In the latest from the bestselling author of Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue, former police sergeant Frank Malloy and his wife adjust to life in New York high society as they investigate a death in the field of higher learning... After spending his first few weeks as a private detective by investigating infidelities of the wealthy, Frank has a more serious case at hand. Abigail Northrup of Tarrytown, New York, was her parents' pride and joy. After graduating from a prestigious women's college in Morningside Heights, she took a job there as an instructor. She also joined the ranks of the New Women, ladies planning for a life without a husband in which they make their own decisions and make a difference in the world. Unfortunately, her murder ended all that. When the police declare the incident a random attack and refuse to investigate further, Abigail's parents request Frank's help. Of course, he'll need Sarah's assistance as she's more familiar with the world of academia, and it will be far easier for her to interview the lady professors. Yet difficulties arise as they learn that although Miss Northrup may have been an exemplary student and teacher, she lived in a world of secrets and lies...

Murder in Murray Hill

by Victoria Thompson

When facing injustice, the residents of nineteenth-century New York City's tenements turn to midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to protect their rights. Now, as the Edgar® and Agatha Award-nominated series continues, the two must track down a cruel criminal preying on the hopes and dreams of innocent women... A Gaslight Mystery Frank Malloy has never known any life other than that of a cop, but his newfound inheritance threatens his position within his department. While trying to keep both his relationship with Sarah and his fortune under wraps, he's assigned to a new case--finding a missing young woman for her worried father, Henry Livingston. It seems the girl had been responding to "lonely hearts" ads in the paper for months before she disappeared. Her father thinks that she's eloped with a deceptive stranger, but Malloy fears the worst, knowing that the grifters who place such ads often do much more than simply abscond with their victims. But as Sarah and Malloy delve deeper into a twisted plot targeting the city's single women, it's their partnership--both professional and private--that winds up in the greatest peril...

Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (Gaslight Mystery #7)

by Victoria Thompson

In this Gaslight Mystery from the national bestselling author of Murder in Murray Hill, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy investigate foul play in the secretive high-society world of nineteenth-century New York City...<P><P> In the midst of Sarah and Frank's wedding preparations, Sarah accompanies her mother on a condolence call to the Upper West Side, where Charles Fairfax, the son of family friends, has died unexpectedly after suffering from a mysterious disease. It is a tragic and all too common story--or so it seems. Charles's father asks to speak with Sarah privately. He believes his son was poisoned and would like Sarah and Frank to look into the matter with the utmost discretion. <P> Putting their own personal affairs on hold, Sarah and Frank soon learn that not everyone wants to know more about Charles's death, particularly if he was murdered. As they unravel secrets that reach back to the War Between the States, they also discover that they are in the company of a very present danger...

Murder on Astor Place

by Victoria Thompson

As a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York, Sarah Brandt has seen pain and joy. Now she will work for something more--a search for justice--in a case of murder involving one of New York's richest families.

Murder on Astor Place

by Victoria Thompson

As a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York, Sarah Brandt has seen pain and joy. Now she will work for something more--a search for justice--in a case of murder involving one of New York's richest families.

Murder on Bank Street

by Victoria Thompson

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. Now, Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy has taken up the task of solving the murder of Dr. Tom Brandt. But the shocking revelation he discovers may destroy Sarah-and Malloy's hopes for any future with her.

Murder on Fifth Avenue

by Victoria Thompson

From the tenements to the town houses of nineteenth-century New York, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy never waiver in their mission to aid the innocent and apprehend the guilty. Now, the latest novel in the Edgar®-nominated series finds Sarah and Malloy investigating the murder of a Knickerbocker club member who was made to pay his dues... Sarah Brandt's family is one of the oldest in New York City, and her father, Felix Decker, takes his position in society very seriously. He still refuses to resign himself to his daughter being involved with an Irish Catholic police detective. But when a member of his private club--the very exclusive Knickerbocker--is murdered, Decker forms an uneasy alliance with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to solve the crime as discreetly as possible. Malloy soon discovers that despite his social standing, the deceased--Chilton Devries--was no gentleman. In fact, he's left behind his own unofficial club of sorts, populated by everyone who despised him. As he and Sarah sort through the suspects, it becomes clear to her that her father is evaluating more than the detective's investigative abilities, and that, on a personal level, there is much more at stake for Malloy than discovering who revoked Devries' membership--permanently.

Murder on Fifth Avenue

by Victoria Thompson

From the tenements to the town houses of nineteenth-century New York, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy never waiver in their mission to aid the innocent and apprehend the guilty. Now, the latest novel in the Edgar®-nominated Gaslight Mystery series finds Sarah and Malloy investigating the murder of a Knickerbocker club member who was made to pay his dues... Sarah's father, Felix Decker, takes his position in society seriously. He refuses to accept his daughter's involvement with an Irish Catholic police detective. But when a member of his private club--the exclusive Knickerbocker--is murdered, Decker forms an uneasy alliance with Frank Malloy to solve the crime as discreetly as possible. Malloy discovers that the deceased--Chilton Devries--was no gentleman. He's left behind his own unofficial club of sorts, populated by everyone who despised him. As Malloy and Sarah sort through the suspects, it becomes clear to her that her father is evaluating more than the detective's investigative abilities, and that, on a personal level, there is much more at stake for Malloy than discovering who revoked Devries' membership--permanently.

Murder on Gramercy Park

by Victoria Thompson

As a midwife in the turn-of-the-century tenements of New York City, Sarah Brandt has seen her share of suffering and joy, birth and death. Now, she learns that crime doesn't discriminate, when the highest echelons of society are rocked by murder...A Gaslight MysteryAt a summons from Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, Sarah arrives at the elegant home of famed magnetic healer Edmund Blackwell to find his wife in labor--and the good doctor dead from an apparent suicide. Only Malloy sees what no one else wants to: that Blackwell was murdered in his own home...After a successful delivery, the Blackwell baby falls mysteriously ill. Relying on her nurse's training and woman's intuition, Sarah discovers the source of the baby's sickness--and discovers a scandal that leads Malloy's investigation down a gilded path paved with greed, deception, and desire...

Murder on Gramercy Park

by Victoria Thompson

As a midwife in the turn-of-the-century tenements of New York City, Sarah Brandt has seen her share of suffering and joy, birth and death. Now, she learns that crime doesn't discriminate, when the highest echelons of society are rocked by murder... A Gaslight Mystery At a summons from Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, Sarah arrives at the elegant home of famed magnetic healer Edmund Blackwell to find his wife in labor--and the good doctor dead from an apparent suicide. Only Malloy sees what no one else wants to: that Blackwell was murdered in his own home... After a successful delivery, the Blackwell baby falls mysteriously ill. Relying on her nurse's training and woman's intuition, Sarah discovers the source of the baby's sickness--and discovers a scandal that leads Malloy's investigation down a gilded path paved with greed, deception, and desire...

Murder on Lenox Hill

by Victoria Thompson

When the affluent Lintons of Lenox Hill summon Sarah Brandt to examine their teenage daughter, their worst fear is confirmed: she is with child. The pregnancy is a mystery, however, as the young woman--mentally still a child herself--is never left on her own and denies that any man has ever hurt her. It's a delicate situation, casting suspicion on those close to the Lintons, including their beloved minister, the Reverend Oliver Upchurch. But as Sarah and a reluctant Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy investigate, fate deals their inquiry a harsh blow. The reverend falls dead during a service--poisoned by cyanide-laced wine in his chalice. Now, they must not only uncover the truth behind the Linton girl's pregnancy, they must track down Upchurch's killer before this entire sordid affair wreaks havoc on more innocent lives...

Murder on Lexington Avenue

by Victoria Thompson

When Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy is assigned to investigate the murder of an influential man in the deaf community-presumably because his own son is hearing impaired-midwife Sarah Brandt lends a hand, only to find herself searching for a killer in an unfamiliar world where those who can hear refuse to listen to those who cannot.

Murder on Marble Row

by Victoria Thompson

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.

Murder on Mulberry Bend

by Victoria Thompson

Sarah Brandt, a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York City, has seen more than her share of joy and sorrow, birth and death. Now she will see for the first time how the squalor of the streets can breed madness and murder... The Prodigal Son Mission on Mulberry Bend stands as a refuge for girls who otherwise would have to live by selling the only thing they have of value--themselves. The work being done there so impresses Sarah that she volunteers to help out however she can--with clothes, with medical assistance, with the organization of a benefit dinner. And when one of the girls is found dead and refused burial because of her former life, Sarah's passion for justice is aroused. Reluctantly, Sergeant Frank Malloy agrees to look into the death, if only to keep Sarah from endangering herself by pursuing the matter. But Sarah cannot be kept out of the investigation--and just as Malloy feared, her attempts to find the cause of the unfortunate girl's death in the circumstances of her life put her in deadly danger--from an unexpected source...

Murder on Mulberry Bend

by Victoria Thompson

Sarah Brandt, a midwife in turn-of-the-century New York City, has seen more than her share of joy and sorrow, birth and death. Now she will see for the first time how the squalor of the streets can breed madness and murder... The Prodigal Son Mission on Mulberry Bend stands as a refuge for girls who otherwise would have to live by selling the only thing they have of value--themselves. The work being done there so impresses Sarah that she volunteers to help out however she can--with clothes, with medical assistance, with the organization of a benefit dinner. And when one of the girls is found dead and refused burial because of her former life, Sarah's passion for justice is aroused. Reluctantly, Sergeant Frank Malloy agrees to look into the death, if only to keep Sarah from endangering herself by pursuing the matter. But Sarah cannot be kept out of the investigation--and just as Malloy feared, her attempts to find the cause of the unfortunate girl's death in the circumstances of her life put her in deadly danger--from an unexpected source...

Murder on Sisters' Row

by Victoria Thompson

Midwife Sarah Brandt braves the dangers of the tenements in nineteenth-century New York to help the impoverished and, with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy, bring the guilty that prey on them to justice. Now, the latest novel in the Edgar®-nominated series finds Sarah compelled to save an expectant mother from a fate worse than death... Summoned to an elegant house to deliver a baby, Sarah finds her patient is actually in a brothel. The young woman in labor reveals she is being held against her will and forced to prostitute herself--and that the madam intends to get rid of the baby. To rescue the new mother and her infant, Sarah secures the assistance of Mrs. Vivian Van Orner, a woman of means known for her charitable work. But their success comes at a high price when Mrs.Van Orner is found murdered. With Malloy's help, Sarah's investigation uncovers some unpleasant truths about the victim and her charity--as well as the woman and child Sarah risked her own life to save...

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