Margaret Donsbach

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Weds., May 23: Review of Murder on Union Square

Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Mystery series, set in Victorian New York, is up to 21 titles now, with the publication this month of Murder on Union Square. This time around, former midwife Sarah Malloy and her policeman husband investigate a mystery in the pre-Broadway theater world of Union Square. It's a…

Weds., March 7: Review of Court of Lions

Traveling to sunny Spain sounds like a great idea as winter sends another big snowstorm to my part of the world (New York's Hudson Valley). And Jane Johnson's just-published novel Court of Lions is set in sunny Spain twice: in the present day as well as in the fifteenth-century time…

Weds., Feb. 21: Review of Mephisto Waltz

Historical detective novels come in as many varieties as detective novels with contemporary settings, though of course each with its own historical twist. Frank Tallis's Max Lieberman Mystery series, set in fin de si├Ęcle Vienna, takes the form of police procedurals featuring a Freudian psychiatrist who assists his police detective…

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