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Susanna Calkins

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SUSANNA CALKINS became fascinated with seventeenth-century England while pursuing her doctorate in British history. A former pirate, she once served on the Golden Hinde--a museum replica of Sir Frances Drake's ship--now dry docked in the Thames.

Originally from Philadelphia, Calkins now lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two sons. The Murder at Rosamund's Gate, featuring Lucy Campion, is her first novel.

Genres: Historical Mystery
   Murder-a-Go-Go's (2019) (with others)
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2015) : The Masque of a Murderer
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2019) : Murder Knocks Twice
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2020) : The Fate of a Flapper
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2020) : Murder Knocks Twice

Susanna Calkins recommends
Down a Dark River (2021)
(Inspector Michael Corravan, book 1)
Karen Odden
"Gritty, compelling and vividly written . . . Like Anne Perry, Odden demonstrates a commanding grasp of authentic period detail."
A Tip for the Hangman (2021)
Allison Epstein
"Stunning. With wit and humor, Epstein expertly weaves in authentic social, political and religious details, creating a compelling and evocative story that soars. Fans of thrilling historical fiction will be highly engaged by this fast-paced read."
An Artless Demise (2019)
(Lady Darby Mystery, book 7)
Anna Lee Huber
"Intriguing, captivating and well-crafted...An Artless Demise immediately captures the imagination."
No Cure for the Dead (2018)
(Florence Nightingale Mystery, book 1)
Christine Trent
"Mystery meets medicine in No Cure for the Dead, Christine Trent’s absorbing tale - a suspense-filled reimagining of the historic Florence Nightingale as a resolute sleuth, determined to keep both murderers and illness at bay. Weaving in authentic period details, Trent offers a fascinating glimpse into the grim world of nineteenth-century nursing, as well as the larger social conflicts of the day. Overall, an intriguing, well-crafted and satisfying read!"

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