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New Prison in the Regency Era, Setting for Part of My Cozy Mystery ~ The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin

New Prison plays a part in my 2015 release of The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery.  I thought I might share a bit of information. Unlike the more widely known prison of the day, Newgate Prison, the … Continue reading

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Welcoming Author, Lindsay Downs + an Excerpt from “Married by Christmas: A Rogues and Rakehells Mystery”

I would like to welcome author Lindsay Downs to the Every Woman Dreams Blog. Lindsay is the author of a variety of books, including: The Earl’s Spitfire; Highland Gold, The Guilty Countess, Operation: Love, Masked Lady and the Murder, Brotherly … Continue reading

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Introducing Black Opal Author, Jerry Otis + an Excerpt from “The Gaf Killer” + a Giveaway

I believe many of you are aware that I signed a contract with Black Opal Books for a new Regency romance [Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep] to be release soon. In doing so, I am now part of a new … Continue reading

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Chief John Norton, Real-Life Model for a Character in “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin” + Excerpt + Giveaway

One of the characters in my latest Austenesque novel, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin, is modeled upon that of John Norton (Teyoninhokarawen), who was a Mohawk Indian chief of Scottish birth. Norton attended school in Scotland and was a … Continue reading

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The Setting for “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin” + an Excerpt + Giveaway

Much of the action of my newest Austen-inspired novel, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin, is set in Wapping. But what do we know of the area? Wapping is a district in East London, in the Borough of Tower Hamlets. … Continue reading

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Chemical Warfare During the Napoleonic Wars

In 1812, Prince George received a plan outlining the use of “unusual” methods to defeat Napoleon Bonaparte. The plan came to the future George IV from Captain Sir Thomas, Lord Cochrane. At the time, Wellesley’s successes in Spain were sporadic, … Continue reading

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A Writ of Error as a Plot Point in “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin”

For my latest cozy mystery, part of the action is a trial set in 1816. Many of the tenets of court law we now accept as commonplace were not part of the court system during the Regency Period. For example, … Continue reading

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