Book, Non-Fiction, Reading, Review, Uncategorized

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark by Meryl Gordon Edition: 2014, Hardcover Synopsis: Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father, William Andrews Clark, was a… Continue reading The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark

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Book, Historical Fiction, Murder, Review, Uncategorized

Murder at Ochre Court (Gilded Newport Mysteries #6)

Murder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell Edition: 2018, ARC Synopsis: In the summer of 1898, reporter Emma Cross investigates a shocking death among the bright lights of Newport's high society . . . After a disappointing year as a society columnist for the Herald and staying with her more well-heeled Vanderbilt relatives in New York City, Emma… Continue reading Murder at Ochre Court (Gilded Newport Mysteries #6)

Book, Murder, Non-Fiction, Review, Uncategorized

Hell’s Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men

Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men by Harold Schechter Edition: 2018, hardcover Synopsis: In the pantheon of serial killers, Belle Gunness stands alone. She was the rarest of female psychopaths, a woman who engaged in wholesale slaughter, partly out of greed but mostly for the sheer joy of it. Between 1902 and… Continue reading Hell’s Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men

Book, Uncategorized, writing

An Author’s Random Musing: Social Media

Since becoming a published author, there is one thing I have struggled with more than anything else: Social media. I made an account on Facebook because that was apparently the only place my publisher would share any news. Once there, I was inundated with advice to create a Facebook author page. After all, how else… Continue reading An Author’s Random Musing: Social Media

Book, Review, Uncategorized

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures By Margot LeeShetterly Edition: audiobook, 2016 Synopsis: Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians know as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a… Continue reading Hidden Figures

Book, Historical Fiction, Reading, Regency, Review, Uncategorized

The Girl in the Gatehouse

The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen Edition: ebook, 2010 Synopsis: Miss Mariah Aubrey, banished after a scandal, hides herself away in a long-abandoned gatehouse on the far edge of a distant relative's estate. There, she supports herself and her loyal servant the only way she knows how--by writing novels in secret. Captain Matthew Bryant,… Continue reading The Girl in the Gatehouse

Book, Historical Fiction, Reading, Review, Uncategorized

A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, Book 1)

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas Edition: ebook, 2016 Synopsis: With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets… Continue reading A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, Book 1)