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The Martian Girl

Themes of mesmerism and the blurring of identities inhabit this standalone novel from Andrew Martin, author of the Jim Stringer steam detective series. In London in the 1890s, Kate French is trying to make her way on the stage as part of a variety act….
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The Martian Girl

Written by Andrew Martin — What a great title for a crime novel, and with the cover swirling together current and historical London landmarks and a locket holding a photograph of a blindfolded young woman in the middle, perhaps you’re getting a good idea where this…
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Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities

James Lovegrove’s literary crossbreed – half Sherlock Holmes, half otherworldly horror – is tremendous fun. Following the events of the first book, The Shadwell Shadows, Holmes and Watson have been inducted into Mycroft’s Dagon Club – its purpose to protect London’s population from the mind-altering terrors…
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Jack the Ripper: Case Closed

Written by Gyles Brandreth – The Whitechapel Murders that occurred in London in 1888 have provided seemingly endless inspiration for writerly speculation. Latest in this parade of theorists exploring the grisly deaths of five prostitutes is former Conservative MP, actor, and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth. He…
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The Wages of Sin

Written by Kaite Welsh — The heroines of crime novels come in all shapes and sizes. Police officers, private detectives, doughty mothers and spirited teens, have all earned their places on our ever-more-groaning bookshelves. Time to add another to the fold – meet Sarah Gilchrist, medical…
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On Copper Street

Written by Chris Nickson — Detective Inspector Harper makes his way toward Copper Street to see the body of Henry White, a man released from jail the just day before. White is fresh off a six-month stint, serving his time for receiving stolen goods. When…
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