Saturday, August 1, 2015
Reading right now:
“Timetable of Death” by Edward Marston. This is the 12th book in the Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck series. In this Victorian historical mystery, a little girl finds a dead body which turns out to be the senior director of the Midland Railway. Last February, Marston started a new Bow Street rivals series called “Shadow of the Hangman.”
“Friends in High Places” by Caro Peacock. This is the seventh book in the Private Investigator Liberty Lane mystery series. Liberty Lane is a feisty Victorian Lady surviving by her wits in a world where women have few options.
Other mysterious things:
The Victorian era plays an important part in many historical mystery series. The era ran from 1837 to 1901. One of the most famous authors writing in that period is Anne Perry. In September, Perry will release the 21st book in her fabulous William Monk series called “Corridors of the Night.” Deanna Raybourn has written many books, but in September she starts the new Veronica Speedwell series called “A Curious Beginning.” “Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue” by Victoria Thompson comes out in November and is the 18th book in the Gaslight mystery series. Rhys Bowen’s “Malice at the Palace” is the ninth book in the Royal Spyness series which comes out in August. Another November release is Charles Finch’s “Home by Nightfall” the ninth book in the Charles Lenox mystery series. In October, Tasha Alexander’s “The Adventuress” comes out which is the tenth book in the Emily Ashton series.