Elizabeth’s second solo release this year for Spoken Realms (following Wonder Tales) is The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective by C. L. Pirkis. These are classic Victorian British detective stories starring “the female Sherlock Holmes.” Right now, the audiobook is available exclusively at Audible, but will release more widely in the new year.
Loveday Brooke is the first female detective created by a woman writer. Catherine Louisa Pirkis published stories about this smart, spirited sleuth in the 1880s, and they were collected into this anthology in 1894. In these tales, Loveday takes on cases involving wayward nuns, missing debutantes, a mysterious princess, and a ghost who resembles Napoleon, among other strange phenomena. Throughout, she is insightful, professional, and simply more intelligent than anyone else around her, indicating that Loveday and Pirkis were both ahead of their time. This collection includes seven stories: “The Black Bag Left on a Doorstep”, “The Murder at Troyte’s Hill”, “The Redhill Sisterhood”, “A Princess’ Vengeance”, “Drawn Daggers”, “The Ghost of Fountain Lane”, and “Missing”.
The final two books in the Angela Marchmont Mystery Series by Clara Benson are now available as audiobooks from Libro.fm. Book 9 is The Scandal at 23 Mount Street and Book 10 is The Shadow at Greystone Chase. Elizabeth narrated the previous books in this 1920s British cozy mystery series, all of which are available at Libro.fm and Audible. (The new books should be available at Audible sometime in the next few months.)
The Scandal at 23 Mount Street
When an unwelcome figure from her past turns up unexpectedly, Angela Marchmont has no idea that she is about to become the most notorious woman in Britain. Forced to reveal secrets she has kept to herself for many years and which she had thought were safely buried, Angela faces a fight for her very life which she looks almost certain to lose without the help of the man she loves. But what hope does she have when the one man who can save her is the one man who has every reason to abandon her to her fate?
The Shadow at Greystone Chase
After her bruising encounter with the law, Angela Marchmont has vowed to give up detecting, and is doing her best to forget the events of last winter and the terrible lie she told to save herself. So when a letter arrives from beyond the grave requesting her help and reminding her of the past, she is anything but pleased. Drawn reluctantly into one final case and spurred on by her guilty conscience, Angela soon discovers a viper’s nest of family betrayals and hidden enmities which have lain undisturbed for years, and which may have led to the deaths of more than one person. Despite her unwillingness to reopen old wounds, Angela knows she must put aside her own feelings and solve the mystery if she is ever to find peace. Can she get to the heart of the matter, right the wrong she has done and be happy at last?
Each of the Angela Marchmont books contains a standalone mystery which is resolved at the end. However, if you are new to the series, please note that Book 10, The Shadow at Greystone Chase, contains spoilers from Book 9, The Scandal at 23 Mount Street and is to some extent a sequel, and we therefore advise reading the two in order.
The latest audiobook in the Ginger Gold Mystery Series by best-selling author Lee Strauss is now available at Libro.fm, and will be released on Audible soon. Murder on Eaton Square is the 10th book in the popular series of 1920s cozy British lady detective novels, and Elizabeth is currently working on narrating #11! All of the previous novels in the series are available at Libro.fm and Audible as well.
Murder’s Bad Karma. . . Life couldn’t be better on Eaton Square Gardens where the most prestigious families lived, until one of their own dies and it’s murder. Ginger and Basil are on the case, but it’s not a simple glass of bubbly fizz. The more the clues present themselves, the trickier the puzzle gets, and Ginger feels she’s on a wild goose chase. But as someone close to the victim so aptly quips, “One shouldn’t commit murder. It’s bad karma.” Reaping what one sows is hardly a great cup of tea.
Elizabeth is excited to announce the release of the eighth (!) audiobook in the best-selling Ginger Gold series by Lee Strauss: Murder Aboard the Flying Scotsman, now available at Audible, Libro.fm, and elsewhere. Elizabeth is currently preparing to narrate the ninth book, Murder at the Boat Club, and has narrated all of the previous books in this 1920s cozy mystery series as well.
Mayhem all aboard!
One blustery day in October of 1924, newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Basil Reed travel aboard the recently christened Flying Scotsman, a high-speed steam engine train that travels from London to Edinburgh, for their honeymoon. With only one short stop at York, Ginger anticipates time with her new husband will fly by.
She’s wrong. Something terrible has happened in the Royal Mail carriage, which forces the train to stop dead in its tracks. There’s been a death and Chief Inspector Reed has been asked to investigate.
It’s a uniquely disturbing murder and Ginger and Basil are eager to puzzle it out together. What do the first class passengers have to do with the dead man? With another crime shortly discovered, Ginger and Basil soon realize they’re not dealing with a run-of-the-mill killer – they’re dealing with a mastermind who’s not done playing with them yet.
Elizabeth is pleased to announce the release of The Trouble at Wakeley Court, the eighth book in the Angela Marchmont Mystery series by Clara Benson. This and all the previous books in the series are available at Audible, with two more coming out later this year!
When the Grand Duke of Morania learns of a plot to assassinate him, he sends his daughter, Princess Irina, to school in England, out of harm’s way. British Intelligence scent trouble and ask Angela Marchmont to investigate. But dark forces are at work, and when the Princess disappears in mysterious circumstances, Angela must race against time to find her, before the throne falls and Morania is plunged into revolution – or war.
Elizabeth’s latest release is the seventh book in the Angela Marchmont mystery series by Clara Benson: The Problem at Two Tithes, now available at Audible and elsewhere. Elizabeth narrated all of the previous books in this series, including The Imbroglio at the Villa Pozzi, which released earlier this year, and will be producing three more books in this 1920s British detective series in 2020.
On a reluctant visit to her painfully respectable brother and his wife, Angela Marchmont finds herself once again caught up in murder when a local farmer is shot dead, apparently at the hands of his sworn enemy. But the case is not as simple as it seems, for other motives and suspects soon come to light. With reporters hot on the scent and her friend, Inspector Jameson, battling a conflict of interest, Angela must use all her ingenuity to unravel the case and bring the murderer to justice – or more than one person will suffer the consequences.
Elizabeth loves narrating the High Society Lady Detective series by best-selling author Sara Rosett, and the latest installment is now available at Audible: Murder in Black Tie. This is the fourth book in this popular series; you can listen to Elizabeth narrate the first three books as well.
Top hats and tails. Mink and murder . . . .
November, 1923. An invitation to a house party at the estate of Parkview Hall is a welcome respite for Olive Belgrave, a newly minted working girl who’s become the solver of high society’s trickiest problems.
But when the sumptuous black tie event turns deadly, Olive’s cousin Peter becomes the main suspect. Olive must unmask a sophisticated killer before an innocent man takes the blame…because murder doesn’t RSVP.
Murder in Black Tie is the fourth stand-alone installment in the High Society Lady Detective series. If you like mysteries with elegant settings, charming characters, and a whodunit that will keep you guessing, you’ll love USA Today best-selling author Sara Rosett’s series of delightful historical mysteries.
Escape into an elegant country-home mystery with Murder in Black Tie.
Book 3 in the High Society Lady Detective series is now available at Audible: The Egyptian Antiquities Murder by Sara Rosett. Elizabeth also narrated the first two books in this 1920s British cozy mystery: Murder at Archly Manor and Murder at Blackburn Hall. The series just keeps getting better and better!
Secrets never die….
October, 1923. Lady detective Olive Belgrave has a new case. Lady Agnes doesn’t believe in curses – especially ancient curses – and she hires Olive to prove her uncle wasn’t the victim of a malevolent mummy. Olive investigates and discovers the truth is much worse – it’s murder. Can Olive debunk the curse and reveal the true culprit before the mummy curse claims another victim?
The Egyptian Antiquities Murder is the third book in the High Society Lady Detective series, a cozy historical series set in 1920s England. If you enjoy lighthearted novels reminiscent of the Golden Age of detective fiction with spirited protagonists and perplexing mysteries, you’ll love the High Society Lady Detective Series from USA Today best-seller Sara Rosett.
Book #5 in the Ginger Gold Mystery Series by Lee Strauss has just been released at Audible: Murder at the Mortuary. Elizabeth has narrated all of the books in the series so far, and will be narrating the next two – Murder at Kensington Gardens and Murder at St. George’s Church – later this year.
Cadavers can be deadly…
Unregistered corpses are showing up among the cadavers in the mortuary of the London School of Medicine for Women. Unnatural deaths. Murders. The first known victim is recognized by Haley Higgins, a third-year pathology student. War-widow fashionista Ginger Gold feels a responsibility for the man’s death and is determined to find his killer.
Her pursuit takes her into the dangerous realm of the famous Italian gangster Charles ”Derby” Sabini. With the help of Haley and the handsome Chief Inspector Reed – an uneasy alliance – Ginger investigates shady dealings at the docks and at the racehorse stables. What does one have to do with the other, and how are they connected to the bodies piling up at the mortuary? Someone is working on the inside at the school, and Ginger has to find out who before she, or someone she loves, ends up lifeless on a ceramic mortuary slab.
Elizabeth is excited to announce the release of Book #2 in Sara Rosett’s High Society Lady Detective series: Murder at Blackburn Hall, now available at Audible. The first book, Murder at Archly Manor, has been garnering excellent reviews since it came out. “This book was a very fun, light murder mystery. Narrator did wonderful job of portraying oh-so-polite British aristocracy…” “I enjoyed the characters, the plot moved along well, and there was just enough intrigue to add excitement … I also greatly enjoyed the narrator that enhanced the listening experience doing both male and female characters equally well.” Book #3 is in production now and will be out in April!
Even quaint and quirky English villages have a dark side….
September, 1923. Despite closing her first case, high society lady detective Olive Belgrave hasn’t found a new client. She’s taken a job as a hat model to pay for her poky boarding house room. But then a job offer comes her way: make discreet inquires about a famous author who’s disappeared.
Olive travels to the English countryside to hunt for the missing mystery author. But soon after she arrives in the sleepy village, a body is discovered. Then a second murder focuses the police’s attention on Olive, and she must clear her name before the murderer pens a plot that frames her.
Murder at Blackburn Hall is the second in the High Society Lady Detective series, a lighthearted cozy historical mystery series set in 1920s England. If you love novels that take you back to the Golden Age of detective fiction with interesting plots, posh settings, and twisty mysteries, you’ll love the High Society Lady Detective Series from USA Today best-seller Sara Rosett.