Sunday, April 24, 2022

Ten top female sleuths in long-running historical mystery series

Anna Lee Huber is the USA Today bestselling and Daphne award-winning author of the Lady Darby Mysteries, the Verity Kent Mysteries, and the Gothic Myths series, as well as the anthology The Deadly Hours. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in music and minored in psychology.

Huber's latest mystery is A Perilous Perspective.

At CrimeReads she tagged ten favorite female sleuths in long-running historical mystery series, including:
Tasha Alexander – Lady Emily Hargreaves

Secrets of the Nile, which releases on October 4th, will be the sixteenth entry in Alexander’s bestselling Lady Emily Mystery series set in the Victorian era. The series began in And Only to Deceive with Lady Emily embracing the freedoms afforded by widowhood after the husband she’d wed only to escape her overbearing mother is killed while on safari in Africa. Her intellectual curiosity, awakened by her late husband’s journals, is part of Lady Emily’s charm, as well as her willingness to push the strict boundaries of Victorian society, whether it be drinking port with the men or investigating murders. The romance between her charming suitor-turned-husband and investigative partner, Colin Hargreaves, only adds greater depths to Alexander’s characters. One particular highlight of the series is all the various settings Emily and Colin visit, from Constantinople to Paris to Venice to St. Petersburg to Egypt, in her latest.
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Q&A with Tasha Alexander.

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