A House of Ghosts

Written by WC Ryan — Blackwater Island lies of the Devon Coast. The year is 1917 and the Great War, still raging, has made the already…

A Gentleman’s Murder

Written by Christopher Huang — The year is 1924. In the Britannia Club, a swanky London gentlemen’s club exclusively for those who served in World War…

Interview: Christopher Huang

If you subscribe to The Rap Sheet, our weekly email newsletter, you’ll have received the first chapter of Christopher Huang’s debut novel, A Gentleman’s Murder,…

The German Messenger

Written by David Malcolm — England, December 1916. The most destructive battle in world history has finally ended at the Somme and Europe is in the…

A Pattern of Lies

Written by Charles Todd — In book seven in the Bess Crawford mystery series, Bess works as a World War I field hospital nurse in France,…

Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box

Written by George Mann — Previously here on Crime Fiction Lover we’ve reviewed The Will of the Dead featuring Sherlock Holmes in a steampunk mystery,…

Hardcastle’s Quartet

Written by Graham Ison — It’s the summer of 1918 and people are tired of a war which was supposed to over by Christmas four…

Sherlock Holmes – Gods of War

Written by James Lovegrove — Last year we reviewed The Stuff of Nightmares, a Holmesian pastiche with science fiction and steampunk elements in which Lovegrove…

Hardcastle’s Traitors

Written by Graham Ison — It is London, on the last day of 1915, a year of almost continuous setbacks for the British Expeditionary Force.…

CIS: The Thirty-Nine Steps

Written by John Buchan — First published in 1915, it’s hard to believe that The Thirty-Nine Steps is nearly 100 years old. It has formed the…

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