Book List in Order: 25 titles

  • London, 1593. An anonymous ballad calls for violence. The mayor offers 100 crowns for the author's name. Thomas Clarady wants that money and drags Francis Bacon in to help.Then the authorities turn on two popular playmakers. One is tortured. Another ...


  • Welcome to Ayreford in 1591, where cats can talk and fairies are real.Jane Moone leaves her thriving practice as a cunning woman in London to return to Ayreford to care for her aging father Amias. She's scarcely settled in when her only client's husb...


  • Welcome to the imaginary worlds of award-winning author Anna Castle. This collection of short stories ranges through time and space from the Yucatán peninsula in the early years of the Spanish conquest (The Broken Circle) to a bank office...


  • Welcome to the imaginary worlds of award-winning author Anna Castle.This collection of short stories ranges through time and space from the Yucatán peninsula in the early years of the Spanish conquest (The Broken Circle) to a bank office in la...



  • It began as a harmless wager. Who could solve their case first?Professor and Mrs. Moriarty have a few weeks to kill before their theater opens. Happily, two small cases drop in their respective laps. Moriarty has what looks like a scheme to swindle A...


  • A man lies in an empty house with a damaged face, wearing only a richly embroidered shirt. Francis Bacon and his law students must identify him from the shirt and use that single clue to find the killer....



  • Anthony Bacon is home with a wealth of foreign secrets — and a few of his own.Though seldom strong enough to leave his rooms in brother Francis’s house, Anthony’s gouty legs never hinder his agile mind. He’s built the most valuable intelligen...







  • Secret trysts, daring dalliances, and a pair of pedigreed hounds... ... keep Francis Bacon and his team busy while trying to catch a reckless murderer. It’s Midsummer, 1591, at Richmond Palace, and love is in the air. Gallant courtiers sport with ...


  • Thomas Clarady, Francis Bacon’s clerk, tackles a case on his own.When a beautiful young woman comes looking for Bacon’s special services, Tom offers himself as a ready substitute. He needs the money and Bacon would probably say no. But as the day...


  • Professor Moriarty commits a small fraud to expose a larger one.A young stockbroker brings a dilemma to the Moriartys which can best be solved by a quiet substitution. Professor Moriarty will turn up for the new position at the dubious investment ban...


  • “Either my theater is haunted or someone’s trying to drive me into bankruptcy!”Professor Moriarty’s new client is the manager of a West End theater. He’s three weeks away from opening his Chistmas pantomime, the expensive spectacle that pay...




  • Agnes Merrythought, laundress for Gray's Inn, has to cope with two perplexing problems in one busy morning. First, she catches her daughter coming out of a barrister's house, which can only lead to trouble. Then she learns that her no-good husband al...


  • Someone’s killing London’s wittiest pamphleteers. It’s 1589 and England is embroiled in a furious pamphlet war between an impudent Puritan calling himself Martin Marprelate and publishing’s brightest wits. The archbishop wants Martin to hang....


  • Professor & Mrs. Moriarty tackle a case too ticklish for Sherlock Holmes to handle on his own... James and Angelina Moriarty are settling into their new marriage and their fashionable new home — or trying to. But James has too little to occupy his ...






  • Professor James Moriarty has only one desire left... revenge.His life in ruins, Moriarty only wants to stop the man who ruined him from harming anyone else. Then he meets amber-eyed Angelina Gould and his world turns upside down.An exploding steam en...


  • Nature photographer Penelope Trigg has landed the job of her dreams: documenting the transformation of over-grazed rangeland into an eco-dude ranch and spa, owned by her boyfriend Tyler Hawkins. Then a body is found on the ranch and Ty is arrested. T...


  • London, 1588. Someone's turning Catholics into widows...... and masking the crimes under cover of Armada fever. Francis Bacon is charged with identifying the murderer by the Andromache Society, a widows' guild led by his formidable aunt. Thomas Clara...


  • What happens when the Internet service provider in a small town spies on his clients' cyber-lives and blackmails them for gifts and services? Murder; that's what happens. Penelope Trigg moves to Lost Hat, Texas to open a photography studio and find h...


  • Thomas Clarady risks his life, his eternal soul — and his chastity! Tom is recruited to spy on a group of radical Puritans at Cambridge University with Francis Bacon as his spymaster -- his tutor in tradecraft and politics. Their commission gets of...


  • Brilliant Francis Bacon is at a loss -- and in danger.Bacon must put down his books and investigate the murder of a fellow barrister at Gray's Inn in order to regain the queen's favor. He recruits his unwanted protégé, Thomas Clarady, to do the tir...