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The Bow Street Runners and The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin, a 2016 Finalist for the Chanticleer International Book Awards

 In my newest cozy mystery, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin, the character of Thomas Cowan makes a repeat performance. Readers met Cowan as a friend of and former sergeant serving under Colonel Fitzwilliam during the Spanish campaign of the … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – And Then There Was “B”

Regency Era Lexicon  Backboards – stiff, straight boards, strapped to a young lady’s back, to improve her posture Bailey – the outside wall of a fortress or castle; the Old Bailey was the main criminal court in London Ballast lighter … Continue reading

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