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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)

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

4 stars · 5 stars · Historical · Mystery

Clouds in My Coffee (The Country Club Murders #3)

★★★★1/2 By Julie Mulhern When Ellison Russell is nearly killed at a benefactors’ party, she brushes the incident aside as an unhappy accident. But when her house is fire-bombed, she’s shot at, and the person sitting next to her at a gala is poisoned, she must face facts. Someone wants her dead. But why? And… Continue reading Clouds in My Coffee (The Country Club Murders #3)

4 stars · British · Female sleuth · Historical · Mystery · Random House Publishing Group - Alibi

For Dead Men Only (Alexandra Gladstone #4)

★★★★ By Paula Paul The Temple of the Ninth Daughter sits on a hill at the edge of Newton-upon-Sea, an aura of mystery lingering over its tall, gray silhouette. Villagers whisper about the treasure housed inside, protected by local Freemasons who are bound by clandestine oaths. Dr. Alexandra Gladstone has no time for such nonsense.… Continue reading For Dead Men Only (Alexandra Gladstone #4)