Victorian

A Terrible Beauty

By Tasha Alexander - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the eleventh in Alexander’s Lady Emily mystery series set in the Victorian era. Lady Emily goes to Athens and then ...Read Review

The Iron Water

By Chris Nickson - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The latest in the Inspector Tom Harper series is another expertly written Victorian police procedural. An interesting scrap of history – the 1893 test of ...Read Review

The Smoke Hunter

By Jacquelyn Benson - Published 2016

Genres:

Adventure

In 1898, archivist Ellie Mallory defies convention by holding a college degree, a job, and a fierce independence. One day at work, she stumbles ...Read Review

The Birdman’s Wife

By Melissa Ashley - Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

This is an extraordinary and a memorable book. Although it is, perhaps, aimed more at ornithologists, taxidermists, taxonomists, twitchers and nature illustrators, I ...Read Review

Revenge in a Cold River

By Anne Perry - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Revenge in a Cold River is the 22nd in Anne Perry’s mystery series set in 1860s London, featuring Commander William Monk of ...Read Review

The Strange Case of Madeleine Seguin

By William Rose - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

William Rose’s novel focuses on a patient at the famous Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris as the 19th century draws to ...Read Review

Dodger of the Revolution

By James Benmore - Published 2016

Genres:

Adventure

Jack Dawkins, the Artful Dodger, Fagin’s top thief and burglar, is having a bad time, slave to the opium poppy, his precious ...Read Review

By Gaslight

By Steven Price - Published 2016

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

Given its length and structure containing four flashback sections plus an epilogue, By Gaslight appears a daunting read.  However, in this case appearances ...Read Review

Ensign Carey

By Ronald Welch - By Victor Ambrus (illus.) - Published 2016

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young AdultMilitary

England, 1853. Young William Carey is hard-working, when he wants to be – like becoming an expert billiards player. Otherwise, he’s lazy and too ...Read Review

The Sculthorpe Murder

By Karen Charlton - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Detective Stephen Lavender and Constable Ned Woods of London’s Bow Street Police Office arrive in a small town in Northamptonshire at the ...Read Review