4 stars · 5 stars · Female sleuth · Historical · Mystery · Severn House

Fool’s Gold (Liberty Lane, #8)

★★★★½ By Caro Peacock September, 1841. A new arrival has taken London society by storm. Lord Byron’s handsome illegitimate son, George, recently arrived from the exotic island of Cephalonia in the company of his guardian, the mysterious Mr Vickery, has been setting female hearts aflutter. But not all the attention George attracts is welcome. Mr… Continue reading Fool’s Gold (Liberty Lane, #8)

3 stars · British · Female sleuth · Historical · Mystery · Severn House

The Heretic’s Creed (Ursula Blanchard #14)

★★★ By Fiona Buckley Ursula Blanchard must acquire a mysterious medieval manuscript in the latest enthralling historical adventure.” “February, 1577. ” Sir William Cecil has a dangerous new mission for Ursula Blanchard. He has asked her to visit Stonemoor House on the bleak Yorkshire moors, the home of a group of recusant women led by… Continue reading The Heretic’s Creed (Ursula Blanchard #14)

British · Carina UK · Female sleuth · Historical · Mystery

Diamonds of Death (Lady Alkmene Callender Mysteries #2)

★★★★ By Vivian Conroy A family of secrets… After hearing about the vicious murder of her relation, Lord Winters, Lady Alkmene is intrigued to find out that the cat burglar found standing over his body, the safebox emptied of jewels, might not be the murderer after all… Reporter Jake Dubois believes an innocent man has… Continue reading Diamonds of Death (Lady Alkmene Callender Mysteries #2)

5 stars · British · Female sleuth · Historical · Mystery

A Proposal to Die For (Lady Alkmene Callender Mysteries #1)

★★★★★ By Vivian Conroy A murderous beginning With her father away in India, Lady Alkmene Callender finds being left to her own devices in London intolerably dull, until the glamorous Broadway star Evelyn Steinbeck arrives in town! Gossip abounds about the New York socialite, but when Ms Steinbeck’s wealthy uncle, Silas Norwhich, is found dead… Continue reading A Proposal to Die For (Lady Alkmene Callender Mysteries #1)

Contemporary · Mystery · Suspense

Curious Minds (Knight and Moon #1)

★★★★ By Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton They couldn’t be less compatible, but they make a great team… Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little-to-no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich and (some people might say) handsome. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard. Her assertive (some people might say aggressive)… Continue reading Curious Minds (Knight and Moon #1)

4 stars · British · Historical · Mystery

Further Exploits of Sherlock Holmes

★★★★ By David Stuart Davies and Matthew Booth This exciting anthology brings together the work of two much admired Sherlock Holmes writers. In these stories Holmes and Watson are engaged in daring exploits applying their razor-sharp intelligence in new cases. By David Stuart Davies The Reichenbach Secret The Adventure of the Brewer’s Son The Secret… Continue reading Further Exploits of Sherlock Holmes

2 stars · Contemporary · Mystery · St. Martin's Press

Murder on Brittany Shores (Commissaire Dupin, #2)

★★ By Jean-Luc Bannalec Ten miles off the coast of Brittany lie the fabled Glénan Islands. Boasting sparkling white sands and crystal-clear waters, they seem perfectly idyllic, until one day in May, three bodies wash up on shore. At first glance the deaths appear accidental, but as the identities of the victims come to light,… Continue reading Murder on Brittany Shores (Commissaire Dupin, #2)