Welcome to the website of Issy Brooke, British author of traditional historical mysteries! My books are light and fun, while striving to be historically accurate.
My current series is the ongoing Discreet Investigations of Lord and Lady Calaway, set in the 1890s, following the warm and lively Lady Calaway and her husband the Earl of Calaway, who is awfully clever but not terribly bright, if you know what I mean. Click here to find the series on Amazon.
I have a complete series which consists of five books, Lady C Investigates, and follows the adventures of the widow Cordelia in 1845. Click here for more.
I have a completed trilogy, The Scientific Investigations of Marianne Starr, which are set in 1890. Find out more here!
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All my books are traditional mysteries – they start with a murder and the clues, and they are always fairplay and solved at the end. I don’t do cliffhangers!
These are sweet and clean – by which I mean, no sex or violence and no bad language – however, these books have more light innuendo than my contemporary cozy mysteries (which is why I don’t refer to them as “cozy”). Think of those silly British farces, Carry On films, Frankie Howard … and you’ll get the idea.
An Unmourned Man (Jan 2016) is available on all online bookstores. Click here to go to your preferred vendor.
Riots And Revelations (April 2016) is available on all online bookstores. Click here to go to your preferred vendor.
In The House of Secrets and Lies (October 2016) is available everywhere. Click here to go to your preferred vendor.
Daughters of Disguise (December 2016) is available on all online bookstores. Click here to go to your preferred vendor.
The Continental Gentleman (May 2017) is available on all online bookstores. Click here to go to your preferred vendor.
Some Very English Murders
I have also written a series of clean, sweet cozy mysteries set in modern times, based around a woman called Penny May and her rescue dog, Kali. Find out more about these here. Our own dog, Stella, was the inspiration for Kali in the “Some Very English Murders” series (but she sadly passed on a few years ago).