19th Century

Death and the Sisters (A Mary Shelley Mystery)

By Heather Redmond - Published 2023



Sixteen-year-old Mary, the daughter of famed authors Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, is a natural storyteller with a vivid imagination but feels her ...Read Review

The Dictionary People: The Unsung Heroes Who Created the Oxford English Dictionary

By Sarah Ogilvie - Published 2023



While browsing the Oxford University Press archives, academic Sarah Ogilvie came across the hitherto unknown black notebook of James Murray. Murray was the ...Read Review

The Runaway Bride

By Felicity York - Published 2023



We first meet the Turner family when our protagonist’s father admires the fruits of his labours as he arrives at his stately ...Read Review

The Butterfly Collector

By Tea Cooper - Published 2023


1922 Sydney. Verity Binks wants to be a reporter like her father and grandfather, but with soldiers coming home from the Great War, she ...Read Review

A Writer’s Guide to Nineteenth-Century Murder by Arsenic (A Curiosity of Crime)

By K. K. Cathers - Published 2022



Intended as a writers’ guide, this book explores the methods and implications of arsenic poisoning in the 19th century. Cathers sifts out the ...Read Review

Murder on the Pneumatic Railway

By Lisa M. Lane - Published 2023



Surgeon Samson Light is in the Clerkenwell House of Detention, awaiting trial for a crime he didn’t commit. A post office worker’...Read Review

The Ship’s Midwife

By Peta Miller - Published 2023



The “coffin ships” that crossed the Atlantic in the mid-1800s are well-known. Numerous impoverished Irish emigrants died before reaching their destination, the ...Read Review

The Baker’s Sister

By Gracie Hart - Published 2023



Leeds, 1898. After three years of hard work, Meg Fairfax has finally saved enough money to buy her beloved bakery. Her fiancé Frankie is ...Read Review

Sharpe’s Command

By Bernard Cornwell - Published 2023Published 2024



The 23rd Sharpe novel takes us back to the Peninsular War and the eventful year of 1812. Although he is now ranking as a ...Read Review

A Not-So-Distant Love

By Heidi Kimball - Published 2023


Inspirational Romance

In 1835, Charlotte is heir to her father’s dukedom, a Scottish one that can pass through the female line. When her cousin Tavish ...Read Review

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