Victorian

The Artful Dickens: The Tricks and Ploys of the Great Novelist

By John Mullan - Published 2021

Genres:

Nonfiction

From the pun in the title to the final footnote, this delightful book plays a double game. It’s an eye-opening analysis of ...Read Review

Nile Cat

By Angela Cecil Reid - Published 2020

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

In December 1871, 14-year-old twins Rose and Lily accompany their mother and Egyptologist father to Egypt. After Rose is given a small cat statue, ...Read Review

Hero Wanted (Reluctant Heroes)

By Betina Krahn - Published 2021

Genres:

Romance

Spring 1880. Lauren Alcott and her fiancé, Rafe Townsend, are boating when they see two women drowning. Lauren jumps in and saves them, while ...Read Review

Brontë

By Manuela Santoni - By Matteo Benassi (trans.) - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

In this graphic novel, Santoni, an illustrator and comic artist, brings the lives and achievements of the 19th-century Brontë sisters to adolescents ages 13 ...Read Review

Nightshade (Jem Flockhart)

By E. S. Thomson - Published 2021

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

London 1851. This latest glimpse into the fascinating world of Jem Flockhart, esteemed apothecary and expert in poisons and their effects, finds her redesigning ...Read Review

Murder on Wall Street (A Gaslight Mystery)

By Victoria Thompson - Published 2021

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Fans of Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Mystery series will be delighted to learn that the author has brought back the charming ex-gangster Jack ...Read Review

The Girl in His Shadow

By Amelia Blake - Published 2021

Genres:

Orphaned Nora Beady grew up in the cluttered, unconventional home of London surgeon Dr. Horace Croft. Dr. Croft believes in science, not rules, ...Read Review

Dance with Death (A Barker & Llewelyn Novel 12)

By Will Thomas - Published 2021

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

A delicious romp through Victorian London’s high society as well as its criminal underworld, this book, the thirteenth in the Barker & ...Read Review

Karolina, or the Torn Curtain (UK) / Karolina and the Torn Curtain (US)

By Maryla Szymiczkowa - Published 2021

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Cracow, 1895. When Mrs Zofia Turbotyska returns home from the Easter celebrations, she finds to her absolute horror that her maid, Karolina, has handed ...Read Review

An Unexpected Peril (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery)

By Deanna Raybourn - Published 2021

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

I am always thrilled when I learn of a new installment in the Veronica Speedwell series—and this one was well worth the ...Read Review