It’s spooky season… and what better way to celebrate than with a classic ghost story? Elizabeth plays the Governess in Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, a dramatic reading by The Online Stage, now available at Audible. Featuring Danielle Cohen, Amanda Friday, Miranda Hodges, Rob Goll, Josh Innerst, and Jeff Moon.

Henry James’ 1898 novella is one of the world’s greatest ghost stories. Told by an unnamed governess who accepts a position looking after two children at a remote English country manor, the story is famously ambiguous. The governess gradually comes to believe that the house – and the two seemingly angelic children, Miles and Flora – are haunted by the ghosts of her predecessor and her brutish lover. But are the ghosts actually real? Or is the governess slowly going mad?

Book #13 (!) in the Ginger Gold mystery series is now available at Audible, Libro.fm, and elsewhere. Elizabeth has narrated all of the books in this series so far, and will soon begin production on #14, Murder in Hyde Park. Fans of 1920s British mysteries will love this series about an intrepid fashionista solving crimes in London and beyond.

Murder’s a beach!

A family holiday turns deadly at Brighton Beach.

When Ginger and Basil and their family check into the Brighton Beach Boutique Hotel on a lovely warm day in June of 1926, a shocking discovery upsets their plans to relax in the sun and surf. There’s a murderer amongst the holidayers: Is it the starlet? The earl? The disgruntled businessman?

In this Agatha Christie-style addition to the Ginger Gold Mystery series, not only will Ginger not finish her book, she and Basil might not get out of the hotel alive.

Elizabeth is excited to announce the release of Dead City by James Ponti, the first in a trilogy of middle grade novels about a 12-year-old zombie killer – now available at Libro.fm, Audible, and elsewhere. The next installment, Blue Moon, is available for pre-order at Audible and Libro.fm, and the final book in the series, Dark Days, is coming soon! Molly Bigelow is an awesome, kick-ass young heroine.

A tween takes on undead New Yorkers in this paranormal action-adventure that “breathes new life into the zombie genre” (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games).

Most kids have enough to deal with between school, homework, extracurricular activities, and friends, but Molly Bigelow isn’t your typical tween. By day, Molly attends MIST – the Metropolitan Institute of Science and Technology – but it’s what she’s learning outside of school that sets her apart from her classmates. Molly is a zombie hunter, just like her mother.

This, however, is news to Molly. Now she must come to terms with not only the idea that zombies exist, but also that they’re everywhere, and it’s her job to help police them and keep the peace. Sure, she’d like to be a regular kid, but “regular” just isn’t possible when it turns out the most revered (or feared, depending on your perspective) zombie hunter in the history of New York City is your mother. It seems Molly’s got some legendary footsteps to follow….

The next installment in the Complete Sherlock Holmes series from The Online Stage has been released at Audible! The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle is the second in this series starring Rob Goll as Dr. Watson and Ben Lindsey-Clark as Sherlock Holmes. Elizabeth serves as producer and plays various roles, including the very strange Thaddeus Sholto.

This is the second novella detailing the continuing adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first consulting detective, and his friend and colleague, Dr. John Watson. In The Sign of Four, Holmes and Watson are hired by Mary Morstan to investigate the mysterious circumstances of her father’s death, which will set them on the trail of a lost Indian treasure and in pursuit of two of the strangest criminals in the Holmes canon.

Cast:

Dr. Watson – Rob Goll

Sherlock Holmes – Ben Lindsey-Clark

Athelney Jones – Jeff Moon

Jonathan Small – Josh Innerst

Thaddeus Sholto – Elizabeth Klett

Mary Morstan – Amanda Friday

Elizabeth is producing The Complete Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle for The Online Stage, and the first audiobook has just been released: A Study in Scarlet, now available at Audible! Elizabeth also plays Lucy Ferrier and some small roles alongside a full cast. Expect the next two installments in this series – The Sign of Four and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – to release this year!

Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1887 novella introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes, the brilliant consulting detective, as portrayed through the eyes of his friend and colleague Dr. John Watson, a retired army physician. In A Study in Scarlet, Holmes and Watson take on their first case together, involving a body discovered in an abandoned London house with a bloody message scrawled on the wall above.

Cast:

Dr. Watson – Rob Goll

Sherlock Holmes – Ben Lindsey-Clark

Inspector Lestrade – Jeff Moon

Inspector Gregson – David Stifel

Jefferson Hope – Max Gallo

Lucy Ferrier – Elizabeth Klett

Young Lucy – Miranda Hodges

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”.

Four of Elizabeth’s classic audiobooks have gotten brand new looks, as you can see from these beautiful covers. These projects were produced for Spoken Realms, where Elizabeth is a featured voice artist.

Carmilla: A Vampire Tale by J.S. LeFanu

Carmilla is a vampire novella by J. S. LeFanu published more than twenty years before Stoker’s Dracula. In this chilling tale, a young English girl growing up in an isolated castle is preyed upon by a seductive female vampire.

This production has received multiple 5-star reviews at Audible. One reviewer notes that Elizabeth “is actually my favorite female reader, and I’ve enjoyed quite a bit of great stories read by her in the past. Her voice is calm and soothing and she always manages to keep me interested no matter what. The fact that she was the reader was the main reason why I wanted this audiobook!”

The Girl Who Sat By the Ashes by Padraic Colum

This Irish version of the Cinderella story is a classic fairy tale as you have never heard it before. Master storyteller and folklorist Padraic Colum creates a completely unique world of enchanted woods, marauding giants, gossiping geese, and a supernatural cloak made of crow feathers. Through her many adventures, Maid-Alone, Colum’s heroine, remains steadfast in her quiet strength and wisdom. Listeners of all ages will enjoy this magical retelling of a familiar legend.

This audiobook also has multiple 5-star reviews at Audible.

Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf

Monday or Tuesday is a captivating introduction to Virginia Woolf, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. These eight tales by the author of Mrs. Dallowayand To the Lighthouse reveal her early experiments in the art of fiction. The stories convey tantalizing glimpses of uncommon yet everyday characters: a ghostly couple reliving their marriage in a haunted house, the members of a feminist society trying to figure out their purpose in life, an aspiring novelist writing the life of a stranger she meets on a train, and the various passersby in London’s Kew Gardens on a July day. With wit, insight, and beautiful prose, Woolf captures the strange and wonderful movements of “an ordinary mind on an ordinary day”.

An Audible listener writes, “Elizabeth Klett presents a beautiful rendering of Virginia Woolf’s collection of short stories. The stories themselves are curious and occasionally abstract as Woolf brings to light the difficulties and paradoxes of the lives of women in early 20th century society. Klett’s reading is clear and expressive, but not overdramatic as her voice is able to capture the subtleties and ironies of Woolf’s often challenging writing. She renders Woolf’s abstract prose accessible to the average listener and captures the sheer beauty of Woolf’s writing.”

The Mysterious Key and What it Opened by Louisa May Alcott

This suspenseful novella focuses on the dark secret that haunts the aristocratic Trevlyn family since the untimely death of Sir Richard Trevlyn. His widow keeps the key to the mystery inside a locket, which she never takes off. When a charming stranger with ulterior motives gains access to Lady Trevlyn and her young daughter, will he unlock the family secrets along with their hearts? Fans of Alcott’s Little Women and her heroine Jo March’s racy stories will delight in this Victorian sensation novel.

This audiobook has multiple 5-star reviews, and an Audible listener writes, “Elizabeth Klett is consistent in her work and a ‘go to’ narrator for me. She is outstanding at adding dimension and personality to each character with her narrative style. She’s always a pleasure to listen to and easy to follow.”

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 so excited to announce the release of the newest installment in the High Society Lady Detective series by best-selling author Sara Rosett: An Old Money Murder in Mayfair, now available at Libro.fm and elsewhere. This is book #5 in this 1920s cozy British mystery series, and Elizabeth will be narrating #6 later this year!

Midnight treasure hunts, fancy-dress parties, and a blue-blooded murder . . .

November, 1923. Olive’s school chum, Gigi, invites Olive to London because Gigi’s dotty grandmother fears for her life—or so she’s said to Gigi. However Olive is surprised to find that the dowager is far from muddled. The sharp and imperious matriarch refuses to admit to her worries and sends Olive on her way.

Without a client or case, Olive is swept into the glittering lifestyle of the “fast set,” and their decadent excess. But then among the cocktails and champagne, a murderer strikes during a frivolous party game, and Olive realizes the dowager’s fears were well-founded. 

Can Olive unmask the upper crust culprit before the party’s over for a Bright Young Person?

An Old Money Murder in Mayfair is the fifth installment in the popular High Society Lady Detective series from USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett. Join Olive and her dapper sleuthing partner, Jasper, as they navigate the extravagant parties of the Bright Young People as well as their own budding relationship . . .