October 2022

#MyrtleMondays: What are you wearing for Halloween?

This may not surprise you, but Hallowe’en has always been my favorite holiday! I love the spooky atmosphere and decorations, and I especially love to dress up. The modern observation of Hallowe’en, with its trick-or-treating, hadn’t evolved yet in the Victorian era, but our 19th century ancestors loved fancy dress and masquerades, at all times… Read more »

#MyrtleMondays: The Victorian Hospital, part 1

As I plot and scheme new ideas for the Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries, I am constantly on the lookout for settings and situations that make for high stakes, high drama, and high adventure. One of the most perilous places I could think of to send Myrtle & Co. is one we now consider a place of… Read more »