The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason

The Darwin Affair begins with assassination attempt on Queen Victoria and Albert, the Prince Consort. Those in power believe this to be the work of one mentally ill man. Detective Inspector Charles Field sees it otherwise. Field begins to piece together a puzzle that leads him to a connection with Charles Darwin and his theory …

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Here be dragons

Once upon a time I thought I would be a History teacher. I even started college with that in mind. Well, then life got in the way. Cut to forty years later...I’m retired from the military (in which I served in a medical capacity). But, I have never stopped loving history.  You may think, from …

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The Missing Corpse by Jean-Luc Bannalec

The Missing Corpse sees the return of Commissaire Georges Dupin in another turn through Brittany. Dupin is called in when a body is reported to have been found. Once at the scene, no one can find the body. The only witness, and reporter of the crime…an aging actress with a sketchy memory. When a real …

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The Case of Miss Elliot: The Teahouse Detective by Baroness Orczy

The Case of Miss Elliot: The Teahouse Detective is a collection of short stories as told by a journalist recalling her conversations with the “old man in the corner”. Each story relates a recent well-known crime and is solved, using intelligence and reasoning only, by an unnamed, and quite unusual gentleman who sits at a …

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Remembering the Dead by Elizabeth J. Duncan

In 1917 a bardic chair was posthumous awarded to the winning poet of the National Eisteddfod of Wales. The winner's chair was draped in a black, became known at the Black Chair.  Remembering the Dead opens with Penny Brannigan hearing the story of the chair, which is now a national treasure. When the chair goes …

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The Books of the Dead by Emilia Bernhard

In The Books of the Dead Rachel Levis finds a man dead in the toilet of a café in Paris. Soon she is asked by the police to assist them in their investigation. But when another murder occurs and the police have no more need for her help, she and her friend Magda Stevens attempt to …

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The Spies of Shilling Lane

The Spies of Shilling Lane is a treat for anyone who loves historical fiction. Mrs. Braithwaite, divorced by her husband and drummed out of her village, determines to find her daughter Betty in an adventure through London during the Blitz. The characters of Mrs. Braithwaite and Mr. Norris were so well drawn that I could …

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