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The Corseted Detective

Branch Perryville Branch

Created by Nancy Strakna
  • Details about Her Royal Spyness

    Her Royal Spyness

    Rhys Bowen

    The Agatha Award winner debuts a 1930s London mystery series, featuring a penniless twenty-something member of the extended royal family. Her ridiculously long name is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch. And she is flat broke. As the thirty-fourth in line for the throne, she has been taught only a few things, among them, the perfect curtsey. But when her brother cuts off her allowance, she leaves Scotland, and her fiancZ Fish-Face, for London, w……more

  • Details about Silent in the Grave

    Silent in the Grave

    Deanna Raybourn

    These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests.Prepared to accept that Edward's death was due to a long-standing physical infirmity, Julia is outraged when Br……more

  • Details about And Only to Deceive

    And Only to Deceive

    Tasha Alexander

    A stunning nove of historical suspense set in Victorian England, with a meticulously researched setting and a twisty plot that involves stolen antiquities, betrayal and murder.…more

  • Details about The hanged man

    The hanged man

    P.N. Elrod

    On a freezing Christmas Eve in 1879, a forensic psychic reader is summoned from her Baker Street lodgings to the scene of a questionable death. Alexandrina Victoria Pendlebury (named after her godmother, the current Queen of England) is adamant that the death in question is a magically compromised murder and not a suicide, as the police had assumed. After the shocking revelation contained by the body in question, Alex must put her personal loss aside to uncover the deeper issues at stake, before……more

  • Details about Petty Treason

    Petty Treason

    Madeleine Robins

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Fallen Woman of good family must, soon or late, descend to whoredom. Miss Sarah Tolerance refuses to follow the path of the Fallen Women who have gone before her. She's a straight shooter, with her pistol as well as her wit, and her mind is as sharp as the blade of her sword.Miss Tolerance is an Agent of Inquiry, a private investigator of sorts--the sole one of her kind in London, in this year of 1810 with mad King George III on the throne and Queen ……more

  • Details about A Curious Beginning

    A Curious Beginning

    Deanna Raybourn

    In her thrilling new series, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries, returns once more to Victorian England...and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell. London, 1887 . As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry--and the occasional romantic dalliance. ……more

  • Details about Murder on Nob Hill

    Murder on Nob Hill

    Shirley Tallman

    The year is 1880, the place San Francisco. Intelligent, outspoken Sarah Woolson is a young woman with a goal and the fortitude to achieve it. She has always dreamed of becoming a lawyer. The trouble is, everyone believes women belong in the home - that it is not only unnatural, but against God's will for them to seek a career.When Sarah finagles an interview with one of the city's most prestigious law firms, no one thinks she has a prayer of being hired. Except Sarah. Using her brains and a litt……more

  • Details about Face down below the Banqueting House

    Face down below the Banqueting House

    Kathy Lynn Emerson

    Shortly before a royal visit to Leigh Abbey, the home of sixteenth-century sleuth Susanna Appleton, a man dies in a fall from a banqueting house. Is his death part of some treasonous plot against Elizabeth Tudor? Or is it merely murder?…more

  • Details about Suspense and Sensibility or, First Impressions Revisited: A Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery

    Suspense and Sensibility or, First Impressions Revisited: A Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery

    Carrie Bebris

    Fresh from the curious and unsettling matter of Caroline Bingley (as related in "Pride and Prescience"), Mr. and Mrs. Darcy have every intention of enjoying their still newlywed status at Pemberly until they are confronted with another mysterious situation, ... one of "Suspense and Sensibility" Elizabeth Darcy and her beloved husband Fitzwilliam are taking on the responsibility of finding a suitable suitor for Elizabeth's younger sister Kitty, thereby assuring her a proper place in society. The ……more

  • Details about Death comes to Pemberley

    Death comes to Pemberley

    P.D. James

    Pemberley is thrown into chaos after Elizabeth Bennett's disgraced sister Lydia arrives and announces that her husband Wickham has been murdered.…more