Book List in Order:19 titles

  • “I always look forward to the next book by Norman Russell.... One to read slowly, and savour like a fine wine.” – MyShelf’s review of the ‘Oxford’ series Frank Renfield, Baron Renfield of Renfield Hall, will go to any lengths to preserve...


  •  Set in the late Victorian era, An Oxford Scandal is the third book in Norman Russell’s ‘Oxford’ series of detective novels. The book follows Anthony Jardine, a successful and popular tutor at St. Gabriel’s College, as he finds his loyalties...


  • Jeremy Oakshott, Fellow of Jerusalem Hall, and an authority on the Crusades, is content with life until renowned archaeologist Mrs Lestrange urges him to join her expedition to Syria. His wealthy uncle, Ambrose Littlemore, refuses to help him, and is...


  • 1894, Sir Montague Fowler, warden of St Michael’s College, Oxford, dies from apparent natural causes. Before long vicious rumours begin to circulate about the actual cause of his death, and an autopsy reveals that Sir Montague’s body was full of ...


  • When Maximilian Paget inherits Mayfield Court, he and his niece Catherine find it to be half ruined, and haunted by the wraith of a murdered child. Catherine discovers a child’s skeleton, bringing rural Detective Inspector Saul Jackson and his bibu...


  • In the bitter january of 1893, the German peace crusader Dr Otto Seligmann is blown to pieces in the Belvedere, his garden library at Chelsea. Detective Inspector Box and Sergeant Knollys interview Seligmann's associate, Count Cernzy, who reveals tha...


  • Arthur Waldegrave, heir to a vast estate and fortune, perishes in a spectacular fire. Shortly afterwards, rural detectives Inspector Saul Jackson and his bibulous but shrewd sergeant, Herbert Bottomley, establish that he was murdered with cyanide. Wh...


  • Dorset House is the home of the Claygate family, and a place where diplomats love to congregate. When young Maurice Claygate and notorious spy Sophie Lenart are found shot dead, Inspector Arnold Box, investigating the murders, hears from Head of Secr...


  • When renowned archaeologist Professor Roderick Ainsworth unearths an ancient Roman temple of Mithras in London's Clerkenwell, his career is set to be crowned with a knighthood. Thena young analytical chemist is murdered in the temple, and circumstanc...






  • At the opening of Tower Bridge in June 1894, a would-be assassin, Anton Grunwalski, is arrested but is later dramatically rescued from police custody. Detective Inspector Arnold Box, working with Colonel Kershaw, Head of Secret Intelligence, uncovers...


  • Lucy Forster's marriage to wealthy young landowner Robert Davenant makes her mistress of Lowthorpe Hall, a gracious country seat in a remote Warwickshire valley. But she soon learns that Lowthorpe harbors a sinister and dangerous secret. Fearful rumo...


  • To the good folk of late-Victorian Ancaster, the ancient figures of angels carved on the cathedral tower are benevolent guardians. However, the stubborn, autocratic Dean Girdlestone sees them as idols and orders their destruction. On the night of the...


  • Returning from a court appearance, Detective Inspector Box finds himself investigating the violent death of Sir John Courteline, the great philanthropist. It looks like an act of private revenge, but Box soon uncovers a widespread conspiracy. Pursuin...


  • Adelaide has had a good marriage to Sir William Porteous, and already she has launched two of her three daughters into society. But then disaster strikes. A homicidal dilettante makes a very public attempt on Sir William's life, and the ensuing ...



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    Jane Ashwood longs to see her vision of a public school for girls translated into reality and is thrilled when headmaster Edward Dalton becomes committed. But when a violent death strikes she finds that he is the prime suspect....


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    Sir Hamo Strange is one of the gold masters, an elite group of international financiers in late Victorian England whose stock-in-trade is unimaginable quantities of fine gold. Strange is also a collector of ancient books, a passion shared with his ha...


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    Ursula Holt had spent six months in a lunatic asylum for killing and maiming farm animals while sleepwalking. Like her keepers, she is convinced of her own guilt, as is her kindly uncle, Dr. Matthew Holt. Only her loyal and loving cousin Kate, and th...