SYKM


1900s
Susan Wittig Albert
  • Beatrix Potter: author and illustrator in the Lake District in 1900s England

Lisa Appignanesi
  • Marguerite de Landois: in 1899-1900 Paris, France

Rhys Bowen
  • Molly Murphy: Irish immigrant in early 20th-century who wants to be a private investigator, in New York City

Kenneth Cameron (Gordon Kent)
  • General Denton: expatriate U.S. Civil War veteran and former frontier sheriff turned novelist, in turn of the 20th century London, England

Caleb Carr
  • John Schuyler Moore: turn-of-the-19th-century journalist in New York City

Donis Casey
  • Alafair Tucker: matriarch of a large family in the early 1900s, in rural Oklahoma

Karen Rose Cercone
  • Helen Sorby: social worker, and Milo Kachigan, a policeman, in 1905 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Marion Chesney (M.C. Beaton)
  • Captain Harry Cartwright: wounded, bitter survivor of the Boer War, now a “fixer,” and Lady Rose Summer, in Edwardian England

Clare Curzon
  • The Stakerly series: in early 1900s London, England
Jeanne M. Dams
  • Hilda Johansson: young immigrant from Sweden working as a servant for the Studebaker family around the turn-of-the-19th-century in South Bend, Indiana

Dianne Day
  • Fremont Jones: owner of a typewriter service in turn of the 20th century, in San Francisco, California

Anthony Flacco
  • Shane Nightingale: 12-year-old orphaned in the 1906 earthquake, and Randall Blackburn, a homicide detective who adopts him, in San Francisco, California

Irene Fleming (Kate Gallison)
  • Emily Dagett Weiss: struggling young movie-maker in the early 20th century, in Fort Lee, New Jersey

David Fulmer
  • Valentin St. Cyr: Creole private detective in the early 20th century, in the Storyville district of New Orleans, Louisiana

J. Sydney Jones
  • Karl Werthen: lawyer, and Dr. Hanns Gross, the real-life father of modern criminology, in turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna, Austria
Rebecca Kent (Kate Kingsbury)
  • Meredith Llewellyn: headmistress of Bellehaven House, a finishing school in the Cotswolds, and her two cohorts, no-nonsense Felicity Cross and timid ex-socialite Esmerelda Pickard, in Edwardian England

Kate Kingsbury
  • Cecily Sinclair: Edwardian hotel owner in Badger’s End, England, in the Pennyfoot Hotel mysteries

Clare Langley-Hawthorne
  • Ursula Marlowe: Oxford-educated heiress, suffragette, and aspiring journalist in Edwardian London, England

Gillian Linscott
  • Nell Bray: suffragette in England

Scott Mackay
  • Dr. Clyde Deacon: President McKinley’s former physician, who moves to Fairfield, New York in 1902

Andrew Martin
  • Jim Stringer: railroad worker and amateur sleuth in the early 1900s, in England

Sam McCarver
  • Professor John Darnell: detective debunking supernatural theories early in the 20th century

Rafe McGregor
  • Alec Marshall: British army major making inquiries into the will of Cecil Rhodes, at the time of Edward VII’s coronation, in 1902 London, England

Arthur Morrison
  • Martin Hewitt: solicitor’s clerk in turn-of-the-19th-century London, England
Bernadette Pajer
  • Benjamin Bradshaw: electrical engineering professor at the University of Washington in Seattle in the early 1900s

William J. Palmer
  • Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens: 19th century writers in London, England

Michael Pearce
  • Sando Seymour: multilingual officer with Special Branch in 1906 Trieste under the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Stefanie Pintoff
  • Simon Ziele: former New York City police detective starting in 1905 Dobson, Westchester County, New York

Sharon Rowse
  • John Landsdowne Granville: failed English gold miner of noble heritage, and freethinking Emily Turner, in 1899 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ann Stamos (Takis & Judy Iakovou)
  • Joseph Hannegan: Superintendent at Ellis Island, and Rachel Bonner, a society lady who has given up her position to help immigrants, in 1901 New York City, in the Ellis Island mysteries

Jean Stubbs
  • John Lintott: retired Scotland Yard inspector around the turn of the 20th century, in London, Paris, and San Francisco

Frank Tallis
  • Max Liebermann: psychoanalytic detective in turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna, Austria

Victoria Thompson
  • Sarah Brandt: midwife in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City, in the Gaslight Mysteries

Teona Tone
  • Kyra Keaton: aristocratic lady private investigator running her own agency in 1899-1907 Washington, DC

Dennis Wheatley
  • Duke de Richleau: exiled French monarchist, along with “Modern Musketeers” Richard Eaton, a conservative Christian Englishman, Simon Aron, a liberal Jew, and American Rex Van Ryn, from 1894-1960

Felicity Young
  • Dody McCleland: doctor in turn of the 20th century Edwardian London, England