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.
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> * An involving tale. Solid historical mystery, with intriguing hints about the future * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>A Death Along the River Fleet</b> * This fourth series entry stands well on its own . . . A nice option for devotees of Anne Rutherford and Samuel Thomas * <b>Library Journal</b> on <b>A Death Along the River Fleet</b> * Absorbing . . . Calkins' tantalizing clues and rich historical details depicting everyday life and class differences draw readers into the seventeenth century * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>The Masque of a Murderer</b> * Assured . . . Calkins's familiarity with the period and her use of obscure details, such as the fire court set up to adjudicate claims after the Great Fire of 1666, are a plus * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>The Masque of a Murderer</b> *