Susanna Calkins is the author of the award-winning Lucy Campion mystery series, set in seventeenth century London, and the Speakeasy mysteries, set in Prohibition-era Chicago. She has a PhD in history and works at Northwestern University. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she currently lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two sons.
Creepy and ingenious * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> * This series keeps getting better * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> * Packed with intriguing historical details, which ably support a clever plot and a captivating heroine * <b>Booklist</b> * A crisply written, cleverly plotted, and nicely detailed historical mystery, with a lively heroine and a satisfying ending * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>The Sign of the Gallows</b> * Lavish period detail, romantic tension, and a complex puzzle make the heroine's fifth adventure one of her best * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>The Sign of the Gallows</b> * Calkins makes fine use of advances in mathematics and cryptography of this period, while also drawing in the chaos of the Great Fire and plague in London as agents of change in society. For anyone interested in 17th-century England, this mystery is a treat * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>The Sign of the Gallows</b> * An involving tale. Solid historical mystery, with intriguing hints about the future * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>A Death Along the River Fleet</b> * A nice option for devotees of Anne Rutherford and Samuel Thomas * <b>Library Journal</b> on <b>A Death Along the River Fleet</b> * An enjoyably complex mystery with a clever heroine neatly interweaves detailed historical background with fascinating characters * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>A Death Along the River Fleet</b> *