shadowpalace Elizabeth’s latest release is the conclusion to Jane Steen’s wonderful House of Closed Doors series: The Shadow Palace. Set in Chicago in the 1870s, this historical mystery provides the conclusion to Nell Lillington’s story, which began in The House of Closed Doors and continued in Eternal Deception.

For unwed mother Nell Lillington, 1876 Chicago – and her new wealth – offer the promise of longed-for independence. She dreams of a place in society for her daughter Sarah and contentment for her friend Tess. Yet how can she settle in a town where she’s far too likely to run into Martin Rutherford and his glittering, faithless wife, Lucetta? Can she resist her love for Martin for Sarah’s sake?

Martin was doubtless joking when he told Nell that if she got herself mixed up with a murderer for the third time, he’d disown her. But when Martin himself is arrested for murder, Nell’s dreams appear to be swallowed up in the new web of secrets she constructs to help him. Secrets that threaten to alienate Tess, Sarah, and even Martin….

The third book in the House of Closed Doors series will take you to a Chicago teeming with opportunistic new Americans, luxury-loving merchant princes and hard-hearted denizens of the underworld.

hmsnightingale Alexis Carew fans, take note! The fourth book in J.A. Sutherland’s excellent SFF series is now available at Audible! Elizabeth has been enjoying narrating this series – about a young British female Naval officer in space – since 2015. Other books in the series include Into the DarkMutineerThe Little Ships, and the novellas Wronged and Planetfall. If you haven’t listened to Alexis’ adventures, find out what you’re missing by starting with Into the Dark.

For Lieutenant Alexis Carew, it should be the perfect assignment – a command of her own and a chance to return to her home star system.

What she finds is a surly crew, the dregs of every frigate and ship of the line to pass through on the way to the war’s front, a first officer who thinks the command should have been his, and colonial worlds where they believe a girl’s place is somewhere very different than command of a Queen’s starship. Add to that the mysterious disappearances of ships vital to the war effort and an old enemy who seems intent on convincing her he’s changed.

Then there’s the mongoose with an unnatural affinity for her boots.

cuckooinspring Elizabeth has yet another new release for you this week: The Cuckoo in Spring, the classic 1954 Elizabeth Cadell novel, now available at Audible.

Julian was in love with Alexandra, Alexandra was in love with Julian. She had no doubts about that, and being engaged to Julian was delightful. Yet, somehow, as a husband, she felt he might prove less perfect – until she had taught him the little lesson he needed. Julian learnt it in Scotland, Yorkshire, Devon, London. His mystified family looked on.

When Julian Hurst went into partnership in an art business instead of in the family firm of solicitors, his family was surprised that he made such a success of it.

They would have been still more surprised if they had known what his business trip to Yorkshire to view some Clauval paintings was to lead to.

His engagement to the delightful but mysterious Alexandra Bell, and her subsequent disappearance which led him such a dance through Scotland, Yorkshire, Devon, and London, provoked behavior which seemed odd, to say the least of it.

Note: these titles contain the original, unabridged, text exactly as the author first wrote it. Many later editions of Elizabeth Cadell’s works were heavily abridged or changed. We hope you enjoy the re-issue of these timeless books. Watch for more to come in the near future!

fucancer Elizabeth is pleased to annouce the release of FU Cancer by Hilaria Alexander, a romantic dramedy now available at Audible. You can listen to a sample at Audible, and read more about the author and her work at her website.

Lucy has always been a good girl. The most hardcore thing she’s done in her life was falling for a divorced man 10 years her senior.

But he was the love of her life, and she married him. When her Peter Pan of a husband decided to divorce her, she thought it was her chance to start anew. That was until she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Besides looking like Britney circa 2007, she is taking it well, real well. You might see her walk around the hospital during chemo sessions with bright colored wigs and outrageous t-shirts that seem to shock the most conservative employees. One of them reads FU CANCER.

earnest Elizabeth is very pleased to announce the release of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, presented by The Online Stage. This full-cast production is now available at Audible, where you can listen to an audio sample. Elizabeth reads the role of Lady Bracknell in this classic play.

The Importance of Being Earnest is Wilde’s most famous and oft-produced play. First performed in 1895, and subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People”, it shows Wilde at his satirical and scathingly witty best. It follows the misadventures of Algy and Jack as they attempt to woo and wed Cecily and Gwendolen under the assumed name “Ernest”, much to the disapproval of the aristocratic Lady Bracknell.

underwoodhouse Elizabeth is excited to announce the release of her latest audiobook: The Mystery at Underwood House by Clara Benson, now available at Audible.  This historical British mystery features enigmatic detective Angela Marchmont, taking the lead in the first of her adventures. Find out more about this wonderful series at the author’s website. You can listen to a sample from the novel at Audible.

Old Philip Haynes was never happier than when his family were at each other’s throats. Even after his death the terms of his will ensured they would keep on feuding. But now three people are dead and the accusations are flying. Can there really be a murderer in the family? Torn between friendship and duty, Angela Marchmont must find out the truth before the killer can strike again.

eternaldeception Elizabeth has another new release for you today: Eternal Deception, the second book in the House of Closed Doors series by Jane Steen – now available at Audible. (Elizabeth also narrated the first book, also available at Audible.) This excellent series follows fiercely independent Nell Lillington from Illinois to the Kansas frontier to try and make a new life for herself. Jane Steen skillfully blends historical fiction, mystery, and romance with a heroine that you will be sure to root for every step of the way. Elizabeth will be narrating the final book in Nell’s story, The Shadow Palace, which will be available in early 2017.

Love or independence? Few choices remain for Nell and her new family on the Kansas frontier.

Kansas, 1872. Unwed mother Nell Lillington hopes to support her daughter Sarah and friend Tess by working as a seamstress in an isolated seminary. When her only ally among the seminary’s leaders dies, she must choose between returning to her old life in Chicago and remaining in charge of her destiny.

As her talent as a dressmaker begins to win her commissions, Nell attracts the attention of two suitors: Reiner Lehmann, a wealthy senior student, and Judah Poulton, an impoverished professor. Shocking news from back home and another death at the seminary press Nell to make her decision. A disastrous winter journey, a treacherous game, and an impossible love could finally wrest control of Nell’s life out of her hands for good.

Eternal Deception is the second book in a series of engrossing historical fiction novels. If you like intriguing mystery, charming romance, and surprises you won’t see coming, you’ll love this story of one woman’s battle for herself on the 19th century frontier.