Sarah F. Noel
The Tabitha & Wolf Mystery Series are the kind of books I like to read on a lazy Sunday: historical mysteries with strong, intelligent, independent female characters. I've always enjoyed historical novels that highlight and attempt to remedy some of the injustices of the time. Whether it's inequality for women, poor labour laws, or widespread poverty, my characters have to face head-on the grim realities of their times. But my books are also fun and filled with adorable orphans, exasperating dowagers, and charming, if somewhat roguish, heroes. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I've enjoyed writing them.
A Proud Woman: A Tabitha & Wolf Mystery
Tabitha was used to being a social pariah. Could her standing in society get any worse?
Tabitha, Lady Chesterton, the Countess of Pembroke, is newly widowed at only 22 years of age. With no son to inherit the title, it falls to a dashing, distant cousin of her husband's, Jeremy Chesterton, known as Wolf. It quickly becomes apparent that Wolf had consorted with some of London's most dangerous citizens before inheriting the title. Can he leave this world behind, or will shadowy figures from his past follow him into his new aristocratic life in Mayfair? And can Tabitha avoid being caught up in Wolf's dubious activities?
It seems it's well and truly time for Tabitha to leave her gilded cage behind for good!
A Singular Woman: A Tabitha & Wolf Mystery
Wolf had hoped he could put his thief-taking life behind him when he unexpectedly inherited an earldom.
Wolf, the new Earl of Pembroke, against his better judgment, finds himself sucked back into another investigation. He knows better than to think he can keep Tabitha out of it. Tabitha was the wife of Wolf's deceased cousin, the previous earl, but now she's running his household and finding her way into his life and, to his surprise, his heart. He respects her intelligence and insights but can't help trying to protect her.
As the investigation suddenly becomes far more complicated and dangerous, how can Wolf save an innocent man and keep Tabitha safe?
An Independent Woman: A Tabitha & Wolf Mystery
Summoned to Edinburgh by the Dowager Countess of Pembroke, Tabitha and Wolf reluctantly board a train and head north to Scotland.
The dowager's granddaughter, Lily, refuses to participate in the preparations for her first season unless Tabitha and Wolf investigate the disappearance of her friend, Peter. Initially sceptical of the need to investigate, Tabitha and Wolf quickly realise that the idealistic Peter may have stumbled upon dark secrets. How far would someone go to cover their tracks?
Tabitha is drawn into Edinburgh's seedy underbelly as she and Wolf try to solve the case while attempting to keep the dowager in the dark about Peter's true identity.