Caster & Fleet Mysteries

There’s a new detective duo in Victorian London…

Sometime in 2017, Paula Harmon and I discussed the possibility of collaborating on a book. Here is the result – a co-written series, set in 1890s London. Meet Katherine and Connie … otherwise known as Miss Caster and Miss Fleet! Here’s what we’ve got so far.


The Case of the Black Tulips 

Tulips drop shadow3 copyThere’s a new detective duo in Victorian London…

When Katherine Demeray opens an unsigned letter addressed to her missing father, she is drawn into a quest to find the terrified letter-writer and learn the secret of the black tulips.

Struggling to support herself after her father’s disappearance, Katherine has neither time nor money to solve the mystery alone. She has no choice but to seek help from a woman she has only just met; awkward socialite Connie Swift.

As the letters become increasingly frantic, this unlikely team of amateur detectives must learn to work together, while struggling to navigate the rigid rules of Victorian propriety, their families’ expectations, and the complicating interference of men.

Confronting danger as they venture into new and frightening territory, Katherine and Connie risk arrest, exposure, and even their reputations to solve the Case of the Black Tulips. Can they solve the mystery before someone gets killed … or they kill each other?

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The Case of the Runaway Client

Client drop shadowWill Miss Caster and Miss Fleet see their names in lights?

When Katherine and Connie take on a case at a music hall, they enter a new, exciting, and frightening world.

The duo are hired to calm the nerves of Ellen Howe, top of the bill at the Merrymakers Music Hall. She keeps freezing on stage, though she insists that nothing is wrong. It seems like an easy case – until Ellen disappears, leaving only a note behind her. And the rest of the cast are giving nothing away.

Katherine and Connie have to win the trust of Ellen’s fellow-performers to have a chance of finding her. But the deeper they plunge into the world of the music hall, the more secrets they must hide from their families and loved ones – and the more danger they find themselves in, as the threats against them turn from words to actions…

Can they see through the glamour of the stage to find out what really happened to the missing star?

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The Case of the Deceased Clerk – launching 28 August
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When Katherine and Connie take on office jobs, it is far from the normal nine-to-five…

The Department recruit the duo to investigate London’s mediums and mesmerists, several of whom are suspected of fraud. Katherine and Connie must pose as clients to discover what goes on behind closed doors.

The deeper they delve, the more unsettling the duo’s findings become. Disturbing revelations shake their confidence in themselves and their mission. They are followed, and spied on. And when Miss Robson joins the team, she raises a ghost whom she had hoped was laid to rest for ever…

Both women face challenges in their personal lives, too. Connie has to balance her new career and her married life, while Katherine makes an enemy who threatens her chance of happiness and the success of their investigation.

Can Katherine and Connie see past the smoke and mirrors to uncover the truth?

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