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Mystery Summer: Authors as Sleuths

Louisa and the Missing Heiress
Louisa and the Missing Heiress A Louisa May Alcott Mystery By Maclean, Anna (Book - 2011 ) MYSTERY M All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Set at a time when the 22-year-old author was writing "blood and thunder" tales, the fictional Louisa May Alcott becomes involved in an actual murder investigation in 1854 Boston.

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor Being the First Jane Austen Mystery By Barron, Stephanie (Book - 2008 ) MYSTERY B All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Haven't we all regretted that Jane Austen only left us six novels? Stephanie Barron recreates the author's voice quite convincingly as Jane describes her detective experiences through journal entries in this series.

Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron
Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron Being A Jane Austen Mystery By Barron, Stephanie (Large Print - 2011 ) All copies in use. Availability details
Jane and the Canterbury Tale
Jane and the Canterbury Tale Being A Jane Austen Mystery By Barron, Stephanie (Book - 2011 ) MYSTERY B All copies in use. Availability details
The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë
The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë By Rowland, Laura Joh (Book - 2008 ) MYSTERY R and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Charlotte Brontë and the Opium Wars? As imagined by Laura Joh Rowland, Brontë's life and experiences were not quite as limited as we believed...

Bedlam
Bedlam The Further Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë By Rowland, Laura Joh (Book - 2010 ) MYSTERY R and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Dark Entry
Dark Entry By Trow, M. J. (Book - 2011 ) MYSTERY T All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:First in the Kit Marlowe series. It's 1583 and a young Christopher Marlowe is about to graduate from Cambridge. When one of his friends is found dead, he works to prove that it is a case of murder, not suicide.

An Expert in Murder
An Expert in Murder A New Mystery Featuring Josephine Tey By Upson, Nicola (Book - 2008 ) MYSTERY U and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Golden age mystery author Josephine Tey becomes the detective in this mystery series set in the 1930s.

Angel With Two Faces
Angel With Two Faces A Mystery Featuring Josephine Tey By Upson, Nicola (Book - 2010 ) MYSTERY U Available to borrow in some locations
Two for Sorrow
Two for Sorrow A New Mystery Featuring Josephine Tey By Upson, Nicola (Book - 2011 ) MYSTERY U and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Oscar Wilde and A Death of No Importance
Oscar Wilde and A Death of No Importance By Brandreth, Gyles Daubeney, 1948- (Book - 2008 ) FIC B All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Oscar Wilde plays Holmes to Arthur Conan Doyle's Watson in this witty mystery series.

A Connecticut Yankee in Criminal Court
A Connecticut Yankee in Criminal Court By Heck, Peter J. (Book - 1996 ) MYSTERY H

Annotation:The irascibly ironic Mark Twain does some detective work in New Orleans.

The Prince and the Prosecutor
The Prince and the Prosecutor By Heck, Peter J. (Book - 1997 ) MYSTERY H

Annotation:A Mark Twain Mystery.

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What do Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Louisa May Alcott, Christopher Marlowe, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and Josephine Tey have in common? It turns out that in addition to being great writers, they are also brilliant and intrepid detectives, or at least their fictional counterparts are. These entertaining historical mysteries recreate the voices and lives of the authors within cleverly plotted mysteries.


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