Obviously, miss hamilton is thwarting someone's plans, and such an encumbrance must be removed. In a search for answers to keep herself and her young charges safe, Pen must tread carefully within the confines of 1880s back-room politics and business tycoons with a lot to lose, while resisting the attentions of an attractive but not-quite-reformed jewel thief who knows far too much about her.
The Case of the Runaway Girl: The Chronicle of a Lady Detective Chronicles of a Lady Detective Book 3 #ad - She'll need more than her lockpicks and derringer this time, if she is to save them all. The girl turns out to be the grandniece of an influential senator, who hires Pen to escort her and her friend from Chicago to his Washington, DC home. What seems a simple assignment takes an alarming turn when a hired thug shadows them on the train, and Pen stays on the case in Washington for the girls' safety.
Lady detective penelope Hamilton must navigate a labyrinth of 1880s politics, high society, and murder. On a january night in 1887, trouble comes knocking at Pinkerton detective Penelope Hamilton's door in the form of a sulky young runaway.
Unseemly Fate: book 7 of the Concordia Wells MysteriesMisterio Press #ad - His belated wedding gift is a rare catalogue by artist/poet William Blake, to be exhibited in the college’s antiquities gallery. When symond’s body is discovered in the gallery with his head bashed in and the catalogue gone, suspicion quickly turns from a hypothetical thief to the inheritors of Symond’s millions—Concordia’s own in-laws.
David bradley—formerly professor Concordia Wells of Hartford Women’s College—is chafing against the hum-drum routine of domestic life. The routine is disrupted soon enough when the long-hated but wealthy patriarch of her husband’s family, Isaiah Symond, returns to Hartford. Beware of rich men bearing gifts…It’s the fall of 1899 and the new Mrs.
Unseemly Fate: book 7 of the Concordia Wells Mysteries #ad - She’s convinced of their innocence, but the alternatives are equally distressing. The gallery curator whom she’s known for years? the school’s beloved handyman?Once again, unseemly fate propels Concordia into sleuthing, but she should know by now that unearthing bitter grudges and long-protected secrets to expose a murderer may land her in a fight for her life.
The Mystery of Schroon Lake Inn: the Chronicle of a Lady Detective Chronicles of a Lady Detective Book 2K.B. Owen Mysteries #ad - B>. Will pen's discoveries prove fatal? She would have to be truly clairvoyant to know. Missing jewels. A haunted inn. A long-held secret. Penelope hamilton wynch, is sent to the adirondacks to investigate the mysterious happenings at Schroon Lake Inn, one of the few female operatives employed at the Pinkerton Agency in 1886, newly renovated to cater to New York City's upper crust on summer holiday.
She is to play the part of an eccentric spirit medium, eager to experience the purported ghostly manifestations. Rumors of ghosts are bad enough, but when expensive jewelry disappears, the owner's livelihood is at stake. Unfortunately, her cover will not remain intact for long, and there are those behind the scenes who are desperate to keep the secrets of Schroon Lake Inn from coming to light.
The Mystery of Schroon Lake Inn: the Chronicle of a Lady Detective Chronicles of a Lady Detective Book 2 #ad - A woman's touch is needed. Pen's boss, william Pinkerton, thinks he has given her the perfect cover.
Never Sleep: The Chronicle of a Lady Detective Chronicles of a Lady Detective Book 1Misterio Press #ad - As pen works the case while dodging her husband’s attempts at reconciliation, she encounters another old flame who is looking more and more like the prime suspect. He needs her to infiltrate the household of H. A. So it is no surprise that, despite their irreconcilable differences, she finds herself agreeing to help him on a case once again.
Comstock, a wealthy industrial magnate who has been the victim of factory sabotage and an assassination attempt, just as the family is about to sponsor a cotillion for their debutante daughter. An old flame…an assassin’s bullet…the event of the season…. November 1885 although penelope hamilton wynch doesn’t especially miss her estranged husband, she does yearn for the excitement of the old days, when they worked together on assignments from the Pinkerton Agency.
Never Sleep: The Chronicle of a Lady Detective Chronicles of a Lady Detective Book 1 #ad - Pen must resist her renewed feelings for the man, as she races against time to stop the saboteur and would-be assassin before he tries again.
Unseemly Honeymoon: book 6 of the Concordia Wells MysteriesK.B. Owen Mysteries #ad - Til death do us part” may happen sooner than the couple ever imagined. How to notify the police without losing her position? Before Concordia can think of something, the girl is murdered. David bradley—eagerly anticipates their honeymoon in the Hamptons. About a love interest, no doubt. If only it were that benign.
David convinces concordia to leave the matter to the authorities and go on with their honeymoon. Without proof, the police give little credence to second-hand conspiracy tales. Little do they know that trouble will follow them to their peaceful getaway, and entangle them in secrets and long-standing grudges until they are fighting for their very lives.
Unseemly Honeymoon: book 6 of the Concordia Wells Mysteries #ad - When a killer crashes the honeymoon, three’s a crowd…It’s the summer of 1899, and Professor Concordia Wells—now Mrs. The young lady, now employed as a switchboard operator, inadvertently eavesdropped on a murder plot involving the high finance world of the Stock Exchange Luncheon Club. She has one errand along the way, to visit a former student seeking advice.
Unseemly Haste: A Concordia Wells Mystery The Concordia Wells Mysteries Book 4Misterio Press #ad - Then there is the handsome gentleman with the dark hair, green eyes, and a secret agenda of his own. Professor concordia wells is eager to accompany her friend, Pinkerton detective Penelope Hamilton, on a cross-country train trip to San Francisco. Fellow passengers prove to be both help and hindrance: a lady reporter in hiding, a con man…and a corpse or two.
Or is it? Breathless vistas and exciting locales will be a welcome change from a fiancé impatient to set a wedding date and the threat of revenge from the remaining Inner Circle members back in Hartford. But concordia should know there is no such thing as a free ride. When the pinkerton agency switches assignments at the last minute, she and Miss Hamilton have their work cut out for them.
Unseemly Haste: A Concordia Wells Mystery The Concordia Wells Mysteries Book 4 #ad - Good thing Concordia is an engaged lady. Murder aboard the overland Limited…It is the summer of 1898.
Beloved and Unseemly: Book 5 of the Concordia Wells MysteriesMisterio Press #ad - Renowned inventor peter sanbourne—working on Project Blue Arrow for the Navy—heads the school's new engineering program, and literature professor Concordia Wells prepares to leave to marry David Bradley. The new routine soon goes awry when a bludgeoned body—clutching a torn scrap of the only blueprint for Blue Arrow—is discovered on the property Concordia and David were planning to call home.
To unravel the mystery that stands between them and their new life together, Concordia must navigate deadly pranks, dark secrets, and long-simmering grudges that threaten to tear apart her beloved school and leave behind an unseemly trail of bodies. A stolen blueprint, a dead body, and wedding bells….
Beloved and Unseemly: Book 5 of the Concordia Wells Mysteries #ad - Change is in the air at Hartford Women's College in the fall of 1898.
Unseemly Ambition: book 3 of the Concordia Wells MysteriesMisterio Press #ad - Far more is at risk than the loved ones she seeks to protect, and there is no turning back. Praise for the concordia wells mysteries:“the exquisitely plotted mystery will keep you turning the pages well into the night, and the richness of the world will keep you thinking about the story long after you put it down.
Janice hamrick, award-winning author of Death Makes the Cut“…finely wrought historical details that make the reader feel totally at home…truly a delight to read. The dean will certainly scowl over the lady professor’s behavior when a disastrous turn of events affects those she loves. Not knowing whom at the school to trust as she attempts to side-step Dean Maynard’s continual scrutiny, she must tread carefully.
Unseemly Ambition: book 3 of the Concordia Wells Mysteries #ad - A murder…a missing boy…a secret society’s bold and deadly plot…It is 1898, clubs, and Professor Concordia Wells has come to expect the hectic routine of classes, teas, and the inevitable student pranks at the women’s college. First, a mysterious woman claims that Concordia’s young friend, the eleven-year-old Eli, is her long-lost child.
If only she could avoid the cantankerous dean, Randolph Maynard, who has learned about her past experiences as a “lady sleuth. To concordia’s dismay, he scrutinizes her every move for evidence of unseemly conduct. As they search for the child and untangle the mystery of his mother’s death, Concordia realizes that not even her own colleagues are above suspicion.
I’ll definitely be awaiting more adventures of the intrepid Miss Wells.
Unseemly Pursuits: A Concordia Wells Mystery The Concordia Wells Mysteries Book 2Misterio Press #ad - Can she make sense of the mystery that has bound together their fates, non-stop plot twists, before it’s too late?Absorbing in its memorable characters, Unseemly Pursuits is the sequel to the first book in the series, and depiction of life in a late-nineteenth century women’s college, Dangerous and Unseemly.
Events take a grave turn, when an ancient egyptian amulet donated to the college mysteriously disappears, the donor is found murdered, however, and his daughter - Concordia’s best friend - confesses to killing him. Desperate for answers, Concordia unravels a 20-year-old secret, closely guarded by men now dead.
Unseemly Pursuits: A Concordia Wells Mystery The Concordia Wells Mysteries Book 2 #ad - Fans of harriet vane and charlotte Pitt will find in Concordia Wells a new heroine to fall in love with. A deadly secret that won’t stay buried…it is the fall of 1896, and Miss Concordia Wells is hip-deep in the usual tumult of a lady professor’s life: classes, clubs, student pranks, and the unending drama generated by the girls she lives with on campus.
Complicating this normality is the new Lady Principal, whom the students have nicknamed “the Ogre. The woman seems bent on making Concordia’s life miserable. But such secrets can be dangerous for the daughters left behind, including Concordia herself.
Lady Rample and the Haunted Manor Lady Rample Mysteries Book 8Sunwalker Press #ad - With spirits running amok, and threatening letters popping up willy nilly, will Lady Rample ever reveal the truth behind the haunting of America’s favorite movie star? Enjoy the latest Lady Rample Mystery, starlets going missing, a humorous and ghostly Halloween cozy mystery set in 1930s England. Especially when Aunt Butty gets involved.
Naturally, that means a trip to an abandoned manor house that comes complete with its own ghosts. However, the glamorous costume party soon turns into something more deadly when one of the guests is poisoned. When lola burns lands on lady rample’s London doorstep, begging her to throw a Halloween party, there’s not much to do but oblige.
The Opium Purge Lady Fan Mystery Book 3Sapere Books #ad - The late regency writer georgette heyer lives—and she's writing mysteries as elizabeth bailey!’ - meritorious Mysteries ‘Ottilia is a strong, and murders as well! Her heroine sleuth, plus continuing characters you can really come to love, Ottilia, intelligent character with a real enthusiasm for detective work’ – She Reads Novels‘They have everything you love in romances, is a fantastic character.
Historical romance uklady fan historical mystery seriesbook one: the gilded shroudbook two: the deathly portentBOOK THREE: The Opium Purge BOOK FOUR: The Candlelit Coffin. With tamasine clearly suffering from some kind of mental disorder, and the rest of Cadel’s household acting suspiciously, it is clear all is not as it seems.
The Opium Purge Lady Fan Mystery Book 3 #ad - Why did sir joslin suddenly return to england? what happened to tamasine’s parents?could this seemingly angelic young woman really be a murderess…?THE OPIUM PURGE is the third book in the Lady Fan Mystery series: historical romance murder mysteries with a courageous women sleuth embarking on a traditional British, private investigation in eighteenth-century London.
Lady fan and her crime-fighting family are back! For fans of Georgette Heyer, Mary Balogh, Barbara Erskine and Jane Austen. A dark shadow has been brought from the west indies to an English estate…1790, EnglandLord Francis and Lady Ottilia Fanshawe are preparing for the birth of their first child. But lady fan won’t let a little thing like pregnancy get in the way of solving a local mystery.
Their neighbour – sir joslin cadel – who recently returned from a sugar plantation in Barbados, has collapsed and died on his doorstep. And his young ward, Tamasine Roy, claims to have murdered him.