The Counterfeit Lady: A Victorian Bookshop Mystery

By Kate Parker - Published 2014



The fraudulent lady of the title of Kate Parker’s latest novel is heroine Georgia Fenchurch – for Georgia isn’t a lady at ...Read Review

The Pierced Heart

By Lynn Shepherd - Published 2014Published 2015-04-16



This book truly is inspired by Dracula, but it is itself an inspired idea that captures a place, a time, even a mood, ...Read Review

The Ripper’s Wife

By Brandy Purdy - Published 2014



Florence Chandler is on an 1880 pleasure cruise to Europe when she is swept off her feet by James Maybrick. She is a Southern ...Read Review

Stolen Remains

By Christine Trent - Published 2014



This is the second in a historical mystery series featuring Violet Harper, a female undertaker in Victorian London. In this installment, Violet has ...Read Review

The Gage Street Courtesan

By Christopher New - Published 2012


Under a layer of Victorian respectability, colonial Hong Kong was a seething hodgepodge of failed revolutionaries, crooks, opium dealers, Jewish refugees, pimps and ...Read Review

Olivia, Mourning

By Yael Politis - Published 2014


There is an interesting double-entendre to the title of this book, as it is a combination of the two protagonists’ names but also ...Read Review

Charles Dickens: Scenes from an Extraordinary Life

By Brita Granström - By Mick Manning - Published 2014


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

This wonderful picture storybook of Dickens’ life is ideal for eleven- to fifteen-year- olds. Revealing conditions of mid-19th century life in and ...Read Review

The Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard

By Julia Lee - Published 2014


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

19th century, Southampton, England. Fourteen-year-old Gully Potchard is a printer’s delivery boy looking for a start in life. He lives with his ...Read Review

The House of Closed Doors

By Jane Steen - Published 2012



The House of Closed Doors is a gripping story set in a small Midwestern town in the 1870s. The main character, Eleanor (Nell), ...Read Review


By William Ritter - Published 2014


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

William Ritter’s debut novel, Jackaby, is sure to delight readers from seventh grade upward. A little bit Sherlock Holmes, a little bit ...Read Review