The Doll Factory

By Elizabeth Macneal - Published 2019


Iris paints porcelain faces, ‘threads hair through the holes in the scalp, sometimes curls it with irons heated in the coals,’ in Mrs ...Read Review

Soul of the Border: A Novel

By Matteo Righetto - Published 2018Published 2019



Soul of the Border is set in the late 19th century in the remote village of Nevada, Italy, near the Austrian border. Augusto ...Read Review

Anything But a Duke: The Duke’s Den

By Christy Carlyle - Published 2019



In this second installment of Carlyle’s Duke’s Den series, which follows the fates of three men who run a gambling club ...Read Review

A Necessary Murder (Heloise Chancey Mysteries)

By M. J. Tjia - Published 2019



London, 1863:  A little girl is discovered savagely murdered in her wealthy family’s outhouse.  A few days later, a grown man is similarly ...Read Review

Jack Dawkins

Published 2018



In Dickens’ Oliver Twist, Jack Dawkins, a wily young pickpocket known as the Artful Dodger, ends up “doing full justice to his bringing-up, ...Read Review

Peccadillo at the Palace: An Annie Oakley Mystery

By Kari Bovée - Published 2019



Second in a promising new amateur sleuth series, Peccadillo at the Palace gets off to a racing start aboard ship with a series ...Read Review

What Empty Things Are These

By J.L. Crozier - Published 2018


In this Victorian novel, there are few good men, and they barely speak. Adelaide Hadley lives an upper middle-class existence: decent food, good ...Read Review

The Unquiet Heart (Sarah Gilchrist Mysteries)

By Kaite Welsh - Published 2019



1894, Scotland. In the gloom of an Edinburgh night, three terrified young women wait to hear their grade on a medical school examination. Women, ...Read Review

Murder at the British Museum (The Museum Mysteries)

By Jim Eldridge - Published 2019



London 1894, and Daniel Wilson and Abigail Fenton have teamed up once again, after solving the murders in Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum (reviewed in ...Read Review

The Inventors and the Lost Island

By A. M. Morgen - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy

Second in a series after The Inventors at No. 8 (oddly, there’s only one inventor, and she lives at number 5), this magical Victorian ...Read Review

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