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review 2016-08-24 20:07
Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal
A Front Page Affair (Kitty Weeks Mystery) - Radha Vatsal

OUT OF THE GATE LIKE A STUTZ BEARCAT

 

Radha Vatsal is a scholar and a talented storyteller, evident in her strong historical mystery debut,A Front Page Affair, just released this summer.

 

Capability Weeks (“Kitty” to her friends) and her father (a well-to-do, self-made mogul) live well in 1915 New York City. Kitty, a young addition to the New York Sentinel’s Ladies Page, covers a July 4th society soiree and becomes unintentionally tied to a murder and what looks like a plot to endanger the delicate international balance. 

 

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Source: benjaminlclark.com/2016/08/23/review-front-page-affair-by-radha-vatsal
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review 2016-08-16 03:08
Death in the Library
Death of an Avid Reader - Frances Brody

It took me a while to read this because school was keeping me so busy. This is a solid historical mystery with an intrepid female detective in the 1920s. There is some very dark aspects to this story that are surprising for a genteel historical mystery. Well-plotted and populated with interesting characters.

Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine. http://affairedecoeur.com.

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review 2016-07-04 03:08
The Female Detective, by Andrew Forrester
The Female Detective (British Library Crime Classics) - Andrew Forrester

There is a not insignificant portion of the bookish world that seeks out the first instance of particular characters and genres. Because I am a trivia hound, I follow scholars who try to identify the first novel (probably The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shibiku, depending on how you define it), the first science fiction story (probably The Blazing World, by Margaret Cavendish), etc. etc. The first time I tried to chase down the first instance of something happened after reading “The Purloined Letter,” by Edgar Allan Poe. This story is one of the first recognizable detective stories that I know of, published in 1844. Andrew Forrester’s The Female Detective is probably the first collection of stories featuring a woman who works as a professional detective. It was originally published 1863-1864. I’ve been eager to read it since I first spotted a reference to this collection a few months ago...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for review consideration.

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text 2015-01-19 20:18
( Today we tout! )

Because of pretty graphic!

 

 

"Steampunk, Victorian, paranormal, and Gaslamp. MURDER at the mechanical hotel, with a female psychic detective to stop it. Or will she? ^v^ Hit the Amazon geolink to find out: http://getbook.at/Sundark Or go to Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iBookstore, and Smashwords. Thank you! F/F gothic historical fantasy."

 

It is listed here at BL, I just want the pretty promo to show first! ;)

 

And my thanks to Nathan for the blurb---if you like WARHAMMER, then do check out his novels as he serves the franchise well. :D I'm still waiting to get the 2nd novel of ULRIKA as that's out of print!

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text 2013-09-12 02:09
Gotcha! SUNDARK: An Elle Black Penny Dread is now on Kindle!
Sundark: An Elle Black Penny Dread - Elizabeth Watasin,JoSelle Vanderhooft

"Elle Black, an unconventional psychic detective in an unconventional Victorian marriage, leaves her housewifely duties to answer a desperate plea. Guests are vanishing in a mechanical hotel known as the Sundark, and Elle must use her 'anomalous perturbationist' gift--the ability to moves objects with her mind--to save herself and the remaining hotel residents from malevolent, sidereal powers. But with apparitions appearing, magnetic lines disrupted, and clairvoyant guests lurking, who is the true murderer---or murderess?
Gaslamp, steampunk, Gothic Victorian horror and mystery; bringing you an uncanny heroine in a mechanical, paranormal, alternate world London. Join Elle Black, female sleuth, in her supernatural adventuress tales!"

 

ENJOY. ^v^

 

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