My Librarian Susanne: Elementary, my dear Reader....
Annotation:Sixteen-year-old Violet Willoughby has been part of her mother's Spiritualist scam since she was nine, but during an 1872 house party in Hampshire, England, she is horrified to learn that not only can she can SEE ghosts, but now one wants Violet to solve her murder.
Annotation:Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation. Shades of London series- book 1
Annotation:Set in Victorian London, fearless young Sally Lockhart has a mind for numbers and for sleuthing. Recently orphaned, armed with a pearl-handled pistol and an independent mind, Sally won't rest until she uncovers the secrets of her father's death.
Annotation:The mystery is this- Is Edwin Drood really dead and if so- Who did it? His creepy opium smoking Uncle John Jaspar? Neville Landless -with whom he was seen fighting on Christmas Eve? Dickens himself was trying to figure it out right before he died- and left the book- unfinished.
Annotation:In 1817 in England, two young cousins, Cecilia living in the country and Kate in London, write letters to keep each other informed of their exploits, which take a sinister turn when they find themselves confronted by evil wizards.