Victorian

Beauty, Beast and Belladonna

By Maia Chance - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Before variety hall actress Ophelia Flax has the chance to break off her hasty engagement to the hirsute Comte de Griffe, one of ...Read Review

Liberty’s Fire

By Lydia Syson - Published 2015

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Following on from Lydia Syson’s award-winning debut, A World Between Us, and her second novel, That Burning Summer, comes another story of ...Read Review

A Plague of Bogles

By Catherine Jinks - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Orphan Jem lives in Victorian London in the good old days, when children were cheap labor and, if unwary, food for the monstrous ...Read Review

A Fever of the Blood

By Oscar de Muriel - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Frey and McGray return for a second outing in de Muriel’s new novel. The story opens in January 1889 with a brutal killing ...Read Review

A Slice of the Moon

By Sandi Toksvig - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Rosalind Hannigan’s tale begins in 1845 in a poor but loving home in Ballysmaragaid, Ireland. Affectionately called ‘Slim’ by her storyteller father, the ...Read Review

A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century

By Jerome Charyn - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

An endnote to his novel The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson, Charyn’s A Loaded Gun further supports his case for a fresh ...Read Review

The Petticoat Men

By Barbara Ewing - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Freddie Park and Ernest Boulton are theatre folk, so Mattie Stacey thinks nothing of it when the two gentlemen sometimes leave her family’...Read Review

The Forbidden Orchid

By Sharon Biggs Waller - Published 2016

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Waller’s second novel, coming on the heels of her successful debut, A Mad, Wicked Folly, is about the adventures of Elodie Buchanan, ...Read Review

Heyday: Britain and the Birth of the Modern World

By Ben Wilson - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is a highly readable account of the technical advances in the 1850s which opened up communications, beginning with the telegraph cable that ...Read Review

Jane Steele

By Lyndsay Faye - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

“Reader, I murdered him.” In this satirical riff on Jane Eyre, orphaned Jane Steele is governess to the ward of eccentric Anglo-Sikh War ...Read Review