Monday, April 23, 2018
Murder on Union Square
In any case, the Malloy's meet with Parnell Vaughn and he agrees to relinquish parental rights to Catherine. His ambitious fiancee wants money for the child, but although it is illegal to pay for the custody, Frank is determined to finish the process.
The next day he goes to the theatre to give the money to Parnell and have him sign the forms only to find Parnell dead with his head bashed in from a violent attack.
Seizing on the opportunity for more drama, Eliza Grimes starts
With the theatre as the backdrop, there is much drama with the other actors. Leading lady and a little over the hill to be playing the ingenue, Adelia Hawkes makes her leading men jump through hopes to get the parts. Parnell Vaughn was one of them. Her husband turns a blind eye and her agent seems to drift in and out of the picture.
With all these characters, it is difficult for Frank and Sarah and their detectives to find the real killer and clear him.
Another excellent period book from Victoria Thompson and the wonderful cast of characters.