Season of Darkness by Cora Harrison

Isabella Gordon is set on blackmailing someone.  When she is found dead in the Thames, Inspector Fields, Charles Dickens, and Wilkie Collins come to view the body. When Dickens recognizes the girl as a former pupil at Urania Cottage (Dickens’ scheme for the education and retraining of women who would then immigrate to Australia in hopes …

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Louise’ Crossing by Sarah R. Shaber

1944 and Louise Pearlie, newly reassigned to work at the offices of the OSS in London, is crossing the Atlantic on a Liberty ship bound for Liverpool. When the stewardess assigned to the passengers is found death, Louise becomes convinced that it was no mere accident, but is in some way connected to a death …

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The White Feather Killer by R. N. Morris

The White Feather Killer sees the return of DCI Silas Quinn in this tense mystery which opens in London at the beginning of WWI. In the patriotic fervor that follows, men rush to volunteer to fight, people see spies everywhere, and women shamed young men into enlisting by giving them white feathers.  After a patriotic …

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Black Death by M. J. Trow

In 1592 London, Kit Marlowe receives a plea for help from Robert Greene, an old enemy who believes someone is trying to murder him. When Greene is found dead, and other deaths follow, Marlow must to piece together clues to a mystery with an unexpected ending. This was my first read in the Christopher Marlowe …

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