Historical Mystery

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Crowned and Dangerous

This is the tenth entry in the author’s Royal Spyness series, featuring Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fifth in line to the British throne. The series is primarily set in England between the World Wars and while often touching on darker world events, falls clearly on the side of a light mystery se ...

C
Eleventh Hour

Eleventh Hour is an historical m/m romance featuring agents for the British Secret Intelligence Service set between World War 1 and 2.  The premise sounded intriguing and this book should have been a slam dunk for me - but wasn’t.  Some things about it are great (refer to the first sentence of t ...

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As Death Draws Near

In the latest instalment of Anna Lee Huber’s Lady Darby series of historical mysteries, Keira and Gage’s honeymoon is cut short as they are summoned to Rathfarnham Abbey in Ireland to investigate the mysterious death of a nun. What they expect to be a straightforward investigation proves anythin ...

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A Front Page Affair

The vintage style cover of A Front Page Affair features a young woman in a matching red jacket and skirt, staring into the distance in front a city skyline. The blurb from the publisher describes a heroine who finds herself “plunged into the midst of a wartime conspiracy that threatens to derail t ...

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A Pressing Engagement

This novella is a lead up to the July release of the next installment in the author’s Lady Darby mystery series, As Death Draws Near. Fans of the series won’t want to miss A Pressing Engagement, as it provides a nice bridge between the last entry – when Kiera and Gage decided to speed up their ...

B
A Useful Woman

A Useful Woman is the first in a new series of mysteries set in the Regency period featuring Rosalind Thorne, a young lady of good birth who, through no fault of her own has fallen upon hard times. Even though it's a murder-mystery, it's a very gentle and rather "polite" story, which I suppose befit ...

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Too Hot to Handel

Have you read any of the John Pickett Mysteries yet? If not, go back and find the first, In Milady’s Chamber and prepare to meet your new favorite Bow Street Runner. John Pickett and his lady love, Lady Julia Fieldhurst, have been dancing around each other for four books and two novellas, and fina ...

B+
The Murder of Mary Russell

It all started with The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. I met a young Mary Russell, 15-years-old, living in Sussex Downs after the death of her American family, wandering about with her nose firmly in her book. That’s when Mary met Sherlock Holmes who was as smart, if not smarter, than she was, and I fe ...

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Lost Among the Living

I’ve been a fan of Simone St. James since reading her 2012 release, The Haunting of Maddy Clare, and eagerly anticipate each new release. Lost Among the Living lived up to my anticipation, offering the mix of historical mystery, romance, and ghosts I’ve come to expect and enjoy. While it’s not ...

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When Falcons Fall

It was the fly that got to him. In the misty light of early morning, the dead woman looked as if she might be sleeping, her dusky lashes resting against cheeks of pale eggshell, her lips faintly parted. She lay at the edge of a clover-strewn meadow near the river, the back of her head nestled aga ...