The London Vampire : A pulse-racing, intensely dark historical crime novel

The horrors linger beyond the castle walls… When Detective Charles Maddox is requested to look into the mysterious Baron Von Reisenberg, he welcomes the chance to trade London streets for a castle in the Viennese countryside. Though the Baron is the subject of macabre legends, Maddox doesn’t care for supernatural beliefs. That is, until the foreboding shadows of the castle haunt him with nightmares and he is plagued by a series of disturbing incidents… Back home, London is on the verge of widespread panic. Greeted with a string of grisly murders committed by a killer branded the Vampire, Maddox believes he knows who is behind the attacks. In a battle against time, Maddox must finally end the Vampire’s terror…before more blood is spilled. In a darkly twisted tale based on Bram Stoker’s legendary Dracula comes a murder mystery set in the heart of Victorian London.

The Frankenstein Monster

Not all monsters remain fictional… Percy Shelley’s legendary poetry lives on long after his death in 1850s England. But when his son and famed widow, Mary, are approached by a stranger offering to sell rare papers allegedly by Percy, Charles Maddox is called to look at the suspicious texts. But the case is not as simple as it appears, with Mary’s bitter stepsister, Claire Clairmont, also on the scene. As the investigation grows more disturbing, shocking evidence of foul play is discovered, leaving Maddox hunting for an even darker truth… Taking inspiration from Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, Lynn Shepherd turns a literary legend into an otherworldly tale. Previously called A Treacherous Likeness.

The Man in Black : A compelling, twisty historical crime novel

‘A grisly period detective story.’ The TimesLondon, 1850: The Dickensian streets grow darker by the day. Private investigator Charles Maddox is surprised when he is approached by Edward Tulkinghorn for help. The feared and shadowy attorney offers Charles a handsome price he can’t refuse to do some sleuthing for a client. Charles learns that Sir Julius Cremorne has been receiving threatening letters, and now Tulkinghorn wants him to find and stop whoever is responsible. But what starts as a simple, open-and-shut case swiftly escalates into something bigger and much darker. As he cascades toward a collision with powerful forces, Charles will need all the assistance he can get… The Man in Black takes a classic Charles Dickens novel and plummets readers into a newly reimagined and mysterious world. Fans of The Confessions of Frannie Langton and Stacey Halls will love this. Previously published as The Solitary House. Readers are loving The Man in Black:’An intelligent and gripping post-modern crime novel. Beautifully written and cleverly plotted.’ Lancashire Post’You’ll be guaranteed to enjoy.’ Guardian ‘This is a wonderful mystery… It has a dark Victorian tone, and is a gripping story. If you like literary historical mysteries, this is for you.’ Reader Review ‘

The Mansfield Park Murder : A gripping historical detective novel

A Jane Austen heroine murdered. A literary villain turned hero. And an investigator between it all. The year is 1814 when Fanny Price is found murdered in Mansfield Park. Once a rich heiress who was spoiled, condescending, and generally hated throughout the county. But her death is none-the-less haunting. It then takes Mary Crawford, who is now as good as Fanny was bad, to team up with a thief-taker, Charles Maddox, from London to solve the brutal crime. But with dramatic confrontations comes consequences… some even deadly. A twisted take on Mansfield Park, Shepherd brings a brilliantly entertaining novel that offers Jane Austen fans an engaging new heroine – and mystery laced in every chapter. Previously published as Murder at Mansfield Park.