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By Lynn Brittney -
Published 2019Published 2020
This is the second in the Mayfair 100 series. (The first, Murder in Belgravia, I reviewed for HNR 86 as an online review.) July 1915: Chief ...Read Review
By Lynn Brittney -
Published 2018Published 2019
London, May 1915. Lady Harriet Murcheson has confessed to the murder of her husband, but will only divulge the details to a married woman ...Read Review
By Judy McCrosky -
In this introspective reimagining of Pride and Prejudice, Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy’s romance is entirely unsuitable in the eyes ...Read Review
By R. J. Koreto -
Philadelphia Rutledge’s coming-of-age ball at her uptown New York mansion ends in disaster when one of the most universally hated guests dies. ...Read Review
By Vivian Conroy -
Unable to showcase her knowledge about the natural history of butterflies in Victorian England, Merula Merriweather must pretend that her uncle Rupert is ...Read Review
By Nancy Herriman -
It’s 1593, and since fleeing Elizabethan London after her husband’s murder, Bess Ellyott has been living in her brother’s house in ...Read Review
By Christine Trent -
In September 1853, Florence Nightingale has finally shaken off her mother’s demands that she make a good marriage and has left home to ...Read Review
By Amanda Allen -
Santa Fe Mourning is the promising start to a new series. It is set in the 1920s when losses from the First World ...Read Review
By Conor Brady -
Published 2016Published 2017
Dublin detective Joe Swallow returns in a third volume, this time to solve a series of murderous attacks on young women, attacks that ...Read Review
By D. M. Quincy -
Based on a notorious Scottish scandal, re-set in Regency London, this mystery has Atlas Catesby, gentleman and aficionado of custom-made puzzles, investigating the ...Read Review
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