“...one of the most satisfying mysteries you will read this year.” – Suspense Magazine on Grave Expectations

Charles and Kate aren’t back until October 2020 for their next adventure, but meanwhile, meet Mandy Meadows, hospital barista by day, lifestyle maven by night. Her first mysterious experience is available now and book two will be out at the end of 2020.

First in the new historical mystery series, A Dickens of a Crime

Second in the series! Available now.

Starring Charles Dickens and Kate Hogarth

Charles DickensKate Hogarth

About the Book

On the eve of the Victorian era, London has a new sleuth . . .

In the winter of 1835, young Charles Dickens is a journalist on the rise at the Evening Chronicle. Invited to dinner at the estate of the newspaper’s co-editor, Charles is smitten with his boss’s daughter, vivacious nineteen-year-old Kate Hogarth. They are having the best of times when a scream shatters the pleasant evening. Charles, Kate, and her father rush to the neighbors’ home, where Miss Christiana Lugoson lies unconscious on the floor. By morning, the poor young woman will be dead.

When Charles hears from a colleague of a very similar mysterious death a year ago to the date, also a young woman, he begins to suspect poisoning and feels compelled to investigate. The lovely Kate offers to help—using her social position to gain access to the members of the upper crust, now suspects in a murder. If Charles can find justice for the victims, it will be a far, far better thing than he has ever done. But with a twist or two in this most peculiar case, he and Kate may be in for the worst of times . . .

Series – A Dickens of a Crime

A Tale of Two Murders, 2018

Grave Expectations, 2019

A Christmas Carol Murder, October 2020

Untitled Pickwick, October 2021

Series – the Journaling Mysteries

Journaled to Death, 2019

Tattooed to Death, 2020


Cancelled due to the Pandemic.

October 7, 2018