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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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The Mysterious Death of Lord Darnley

What do we know of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley? He was the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. Darnley was tall enough to entice Mary, who was reportedly near six foot tall. He was a Catholic, but knew Anglicanism … Continue reading

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Benjamin Bathurst: Missing Regency Era Diplomat

  Benjamin Bathurst (18 March 1784 – 1809?) was a British diplomatic envoy who disappeared in Germany during the Napoleonic Wars. He was the third son of Henry Bathurst, Bishop of Norwich. Bathurst disappeared on or about 25 November 1809, … Continue reading

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The Brutality of Jack the Ripper

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a BIG Matthew Macfadyen fan, and so I was very pleased with Season 3 of “Ripper Street” was picked up. The show is a gritty, in-your-face depiction of crime in the Victorian period. … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Reading Challenge II

The second challenge to choose from is the Jane Austen Mystery Reading Challenge 2011. Lovers of mysteries, Jane Austen and historical fiction can all enjoy this challenge. The challenge is to read all 11 Jane Austen mystery books by Stephanie … Continue reading

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