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Victorian crime fiction

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Kitty Peck and the Child of Ill Fortune

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Written by Kate Griffin — Following Kate Griffin’s debut Victorian crime thriller, Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders, we once again find ourselves transported back to the 1880s to the gaslit alleyways of Limehouse. Kitty has now inherited Paradise, a criminal network previously ruled by the fearsome Lady Ginger. Though she’s a teenage girl, Kitty finds herself head of this[…]

The Dead Assassin

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Written by Vaughn Entwistle — It may be 15 months since Titan Books published The Revenant of Thraxton Hall, the first of the paranormal casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but in Vaughn Enwistle’s Victorian literary universe, only a few short weeks have passed. Doyle is spending most of his free time in London. His wife,[…]

Two Bronze Pennies

Two Bronze Pennies

Written by Chris Nickson — We first met Inspector Tom Harper in Gods of Gold. Now he returns, newly married, but still trying to keep the peace in a wintry and grimy Leeds, the industrial city in the north of England. It is Christmas 1890, and a young Jewish man has been found brutally stabbed,[…]

The Children of Silence

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Written by Linda Stratmann –– There seems to be a great appetite for crime fiction set in Victorian times at the moment, and we’ve recently reviewed The Strings of Murder, The Infidel Stain and, of course, the strangely titled Sherlock Holmes and the Eye of Mad Bear. In The Children of Silence we step back in[…]

Interview: Oscar de Muriel

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A few weeks ago we showed you the cover of a debut novel called The Strings of Murder here on Crime Fiction Lover. But on top of the interesting cover design, the book’s got quite a story behind it. It’s the first novel for Mexican author Oscar de Muriel, but instead of featuring an exotic[…]

First look: The Strings of Murder

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Penguin’s designers have done it again. This copy of The Strings of Murder buy Oscar de Muriel landed on our doorstep today and you can’t help but love its elegant, modern take on late Victorian typography, can you? The book has a rich matt finish that borders on feeling rubberised, and a nice tactile deboss[…]

A Thief in the Night

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Written by Stephen Wade — Or to give it its full title, A Thief in the Night And Other Adventures of the Septimus Society. By day, Stephen Wade, is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at the University of Hull. He’s also a freelance writer and historian, specialising in crime and military history. A Thief[…]

NTN: The Murder of Patience Brooke

The Murder of Patience Brooke

Written by JC Briggs — Jean Briggs first came up with the idea for her Dickens and Jones series back in 2012, during the celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. Dickens wrote numerous articles on the police during his lifetime, and created two detectives of his own – Inspector[…]

Gods of Gold

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Written by Chris Nickson — In the Yorkshire city of Leeds, there is a massive gulf between the rich and the poor. It is 1890, and the rich industrialists are getting richer beyond their wildest dreams. The chimneys belch out smoke but the grime turns to gold for the factory owners. The workers who keep[…]

Who Thinks Evil

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Written by Michael Kurland — Kurland’s Professor Moriarty series began in 1979 with The Infernal Device. It was an Edgar Award finalist and was also nominated for an American Book Award. Death by Gaslight, The Great Game, and The Empress of India followed. The series’ conceit is to tell stories from the point of view[…]

Mr Bazalgette’s Agent

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Written by Leonard Merrick — The British Library’s dedication to publishing new editions of lost and forgotten crime fiction is an affirmation of the genre’s importance to the UK’s literary heritage. Mr Bazalgette’s Agent, originally published in 1888, is a concise, captivating novel written in diary form that arrives in a handsome new edition with[…]

WIN The Devil’s Ribbon by DE Meredith

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On 25 February Allison & Busby is releasing the UK printing of The Devil’s Ribbon by DE Meredith. And we’ve got five signed copies up for grabs. Set back in 1858, when forensic science was in its infancy, The Devil’s Ribbon sees Professor Adolphus Hatton and his able assistant Albert Roumande searching for a killer. London[…]

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