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Authors to read if you love Victoria Thompson

Victoria Thompson is the Edgar(R) and Agatha award-nominated author of the Gaslight mysteries–including Murder on Union Square, Murder in the Bowery, Murder in Morningside Heights, and Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue–as well as numerous historical novels. She lives in the Chicago area with her family.

If you love books by Victoria Thompson, then give the following authors a try!


Carola Dunn

bookcoverDeath at Wentwater Court: [a Daisy Dalrymple mystery] – This first installment of a cozy mystery series transports listeners to the bygone era of 1923 Britain, where unflappable flapper and fledgling journalist Daisy Dalrymple daringly embarks on her first writing assignment-and promptly discovers a corpse.

 

 

bookcover (1)Manna from Hades: a Cornish mystery – The day after collecting donations, elderly widow Eleanor Trewynn and the vicar’s wife find the dead body of a longhaired, scruffy-looking youth hidden in the stockroom of the charity shop. …

 

 


Kathryn Miller Haines

bookcover (2)The girl is murder – In 1942 New York City, fifteen-year-old Iris grieves for her mother who committed suicide and for the loss of her life of privilege, and secretly helps her father with his detective business since he, having lost a leg at Pearl Harbor, struggles to make ends meet.

 

 

bookcover (3)Winter in June – New York, 1943: Aspiring actress Rosie Winter has been marooned in New York throughout the war. Now, faced with the news that her ex-boyfriend Jack might not be coming home again, she’s desperate to leave the home front and head for the war front. So when Rosie and her best pal Jayne get an offer to go to the South Pacific to perform with USO Camp Shows, they jump at the chance. But being a greasepaint soldier isn’t as easy as they had hoped.

 


Elizabeth Bailey

bookcover (4)The gilded shroud – Pity the lady’s maid who found the body – poor Emily wife of the Marquis of Polbrook had been strangled in the night. The last thing Emily’s brother-in-law Lord Francis Fanshawe expects to find so soon after the crime is an adept investigator already settled comfortably in the Polbrook family circle. …

 

 

bookcover (5)The deathly portent – Her charm and cajolery may fool the unwary. Unscrupulous and cunning, as dauntless as she is resolute, the incomparable “Lady Fan” is as ruthless as the killer she is tracking in…A violent murder has left the village of Witherley aghast. ..

 

 


Rhys Bowen

bookcover (6)City of darkness and light – “Molly and Daniel Sullivan are settling happily into the new routines of parenthood, but their domestic bliss is shattered when a gang retaliates against Daniel after he makes a big arrest. Daniel wants his family safely out of New York as soon as possible. Knowing she needs to protect their young son Liam, Molly agrees to take him on the long journey to Paris to stay with her friends Sid and Gus, who are studying art in the City of Light. But upon…

bookcover (7)Bless the bride – With Molly Murphy’s wedding to NYPD Captain Daniel Sullivan quickly approaching, the Irish P.I. heads to the Westchester County countryside, where Daniel’s mother can counsel her on a bride’s proper place. Surprisingly, Molly seems to be agreeing with her future mother-in-law’s advice. Molly promises to leave her detective work behind and settle down after becoming Daniel’s wife…but she isn’t married yet. So when she gets word of a possible case,…


 

 

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