Sìne (SHEE-na) Peril has the dubious pleasure of being born at least fifty years after her skill set stopped being marketable, and also knowing she would not survive in pre-WWII society.
She grew up in a Gothic novel, in an isolated portion of Ohio which has influenced much of her writing and sparked her interest in history. She has a keen interest in the rights of women and the plight of the mentally ill, disabled, poor, and people of color in the Victorian era.
When she is not writing, she satisfies her desire for time travel by volunteering as a living history interpreter at a history museum, where she specializes in women’s rights from 1860-1900.
Her first novel, OFF THE RAILS, was released in 2018, and is the first book in a series.
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Genre: Adult historical mystery
Format: Paperback and ebook
Sophia Andrews was fully prepared for her husband to die fighting for the Union–or at least, as prepared as one can be for such an eventuality. She was not expecting him to be murdered in cold blood on the streets of Washington D.C. just before mustering out.
Though the Army would have her believe Confederate sympathizers killed her husband, a deathbed visitation from his ghost and a conversation with the only witness convince her otherwise. Sophia launches her own investigation, uncovering a plot to seize her husband’s railroad company and making herself the killer’s next target.
Faced with the choice between signing over the company and risking not only her own life, but that of her daughter, Sophia puts it all on the line to draw out her husband’s murderer. While suffering from a mysterious illness, she follows the trail of the killer from her home in Buffalo to an isolated sanatorium and checks herself in. She must find the evidence she needs and escape before the killer ensures she’s locked away forever.