Deep Waters by Martin Edwards

Anthologies are not something I usually read. Deep Waters has changed my mind…at least with regards to the British Library Crime Classics (I was traumatized by the Norton Anthologies in high school). This collection of short stories, the majority of which are from the Golden Age, has obviously been curated with great care. Sixteen tales …

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Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace by Patricia Marcantonio

In Victorian London Felicity Carrol is using her skills to solve crimes rather than her wiles to find a husband. When she discovers that Jack the Ripper may have fled to the U.S. and started a new killing spree, she is determined to catch him. This was a quick read but did little to hold …

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The Body on the Train by Frances Brody

An unidentified body is found on a special train from Yorkshire. In the wake of workers strikes Scotland Yard suspects someone is attempting to fomenting unrest and request that Kate Shackleton investigate. Soon she uncovers another murder. Is it just a coincidence? Kate doesn’t believe in coincidences. The local police have their culprit, but Kate …

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Gallows Court by Martin Edwards

London, 1930. Jacob Flint, is an ambitious crime writer for The Clarion. Rachel Savernake, daughter of the late Judge Savernake, has just solved a murder that Scotland Yard couldn’t, and may be about to solve another. For Jacob, an interview with the elusive Rachel would make his career. Unfortunately for him, she sends him on …

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