Past Crimes

Past Crimes Summary

Step into the past through three historical mysteries that reach from Imperial Rome to Victorian London.

A Soupçon of Poison
(Kat Holloway Victorian Mysteries)

Kat Holloway, a young cook, highly sought after by the wealthy of Victorian London, becomes embroiled in murder and must clear her name. Only the mysterious Daniel McAdam, who is much more than he seems, can come to her aid.

Blood Debts
(Leonidas the Gladiator Mysteries)

Leonidas, freedman, once the most popular gladiator in Rome and champion of the games, now must fight for his life outside the arena. A man who owed him money was murdered, and Leonidas is a prime suspect. With the assistance of Cassia, daughter of a Greek scribe who has been bestowed upon him as his slave, Leonidas fights for justice in the back lanes of Imperial Rome.

The Necklace Affair
(Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries)

Captain Lacey agrees to help a society matron discover what has become of her cherished diamond necklace and to clear her maid, who has been arrested for its theft. Lacey quickly becomes enmeshed in scandal and past secrets, and finds himself competing with the underworld criminal, James Denis, for the necklace's retrieval.

Book Reviews

sandy 400

Amazing stories5 star

Three stories that are entirely different from each other, from different times. The talented author has done an amazing job of approaching mysteries solved with the techniques that were available, mostly observation and inquisition. The fully developed characters and stories , with a twist, are superb.55


What a Twist5 star

Really enjoyed this and was totally surprised and happy with the ending.55


Past Crimes5 star

3 super little stories. Really liked BLOOD DEBTS.55


Ok read3 star

I thought it was an ok read since there was three stories in one it was. Long book I liked the fact that it was set in the 1800’s that intrigued me.35

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