Review: The Bleak Midwinter by L C Tyler

The fifth John Grey historical mystery 1668. John Grey is now a Justice of the Peace and lives in the manor house he has inherited on his mother’s death with his new wife, Aminta. As the village is cut off from the rest of the world by a heavy snowfall, George...

17th Century Witchcraft by L C Tyler

Accusations In 1664, in Bury St Edmunds, the judge Sir Matthew Hale* – great lawyer but ‘as gullible as the simplest peasant’ concerning witches – had to sit on a case of purported witchcraft. A child had become ill and was taken to a ‘cunning man’, who...

Recent reads and reviews of Historical Fiction

The Doubtful Diaries of Wicked Mistress Yale by David Ebsworth ‘For is that not the secret of life? To keep open as many of our options as possible for as long as we may dare. And if my only remaining option to keep them alive…’ This is the first of...

The Outlaw’s Ransom – the romance of Robin Hood

  I’m thrilled to welcome Jennifer Ash to my website today to talk about her new novella, The Outlaw’s Ransom. Here’s a description of the book: When craftsman’s daughter Mathilda is kidnapped by the notorious Folville brothers, as punishment...