The American Boy by Andrew Taylor

      As Andrew Taylor’s latest book, The Ashes of London, is featured everywhere at present, I have put it on my TBR list. In the meantime, I am looking back at his earlier historical mystery, The American Boy. Interweaving real and fictional elements, The American Boy is a literary historical crime novel in the tradition ofContinue reading “The American Boy by Andrew Taylor”

Amelia Dyer and the Baby Farm Murders by Angela Buckley

We cannot help being fascinated by true life crimes and how they are solved.  This sensational tale has been thoroughly researched and told in an easily read style which gives us a realistic picture of late 19th century life.   Unmarried mothers at that time, not only suffered deep shame but would also lose theirContinue reading “Amelia Dyer and the Baby Farm Murders by Angela Buckley”