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1794: Ratcliffe on Fire and an Act of “Charity”

In 1794, a fire in East London’s Ratcliffe district of London proved to be the largest to occur between the Great Fire of 1666 and the Blitz of 1940. The Ratcliffe Highway Murders served as a model for my highly acclaimed … Continue reading

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Chanticleer International Book Award Finalist “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin”

When I was writing my most recent cozy mystery, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin, I spent many hours in research on the Regency era court system for a long trial scene occurs within the book. Correct verbiage and procedures were … Continue reading

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The Ratcliffe Highway Murders as a Plot Point in “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin” + an excerpt + another giveaway

When I began writing The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery, I thought to use the actual Regency era case known as “The Ratcliffe Highway Murders” in the plot line for the although a suspect was … Continue reading

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