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C.A. Asbrey is a writer of mysteries, and a fan of all things Victorian and obscure. A former member of law enforcement in Scotland, she developed a deep interest in early forensics and detection methods, particularly during the 19th Century, working in the field. This extensive research into early detectives and the tools available to them acted as the foundation for developing the characters in her The Innocents Mystery Series. She likes her mysteries twisty, complex, and intricate; through a fog of history and a touch of light humor.

Average rating: 4.63 · 237 ratings · 173 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Innocents (The Innocent...

4.54 avg rating — 121 ratings2 editions
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Innocent as Sin (The Innoce...

4.61 avg rating — 51 ratings
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Innocent Bystander (The Inn...

4.81 avg rating — 27 ratings2 editions
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In All Innocence (The Innoc...

4.88 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2019 — 2 editions
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Innocent to the Last (The I...

4.83 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2020 — 2 editions
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Innocent Minds (The Innocen...

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Everyone who knows me knows I love a mystery, and this one introduced me to an author who is clearly going to be a new favourite. Set in WW2 Cornwall, the author captures the era and area beautifully through references to the folklore and myths of th ...more
The Innocents by C.A. Asbrey
"This is a wholly unpredictable who-dunnit. I love way the author plays with traditional western movie stereotypes, and particularly enjoyed her character vignettes - the brothel madame (a tart with a heart) in industrial-strength corsetry, and the se" Read more of this review »
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"I thoroughly enjoyed the premise and the story was gripping, though I had trouble keeping up with all the characters at the end. The historical setting and idiom were convincing, with a lightness of touch that's unusual. I'm looking forward to readin" Read more of this review »
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Hollywoodland  A Scott Carson Novel by Robert Crawford
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Hollywoodland, by Robert Crawford, is a thrilling roller coaster ride of adventure, murder, and emotion. The author packs in so much real history alongside the unfolding story of an opportunistic psychopathic killer, and yet still seems to make the t ...more
Innocent Minds by C.A. Asbrey
"Having read all the other books in this series, it’s hard to know what to say that I haven’t already said! With the last book ending on a cliff-hanger, of course I was waiting with eager anticipation for this one. The beginning of it was indeed traum" Read more of this review »
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