Forms of Things Unknown (Backstage Mystery Series Book 3)
For two weeks in the summer of 1876, she is caught in a vortex of love and hate.
Recently returned to Chicago after a successful tour of Hamlet, Lillian Nolan is awakened in the dead of night by a strange voice. She is shocked to learn that well-known and admired actress, Louise Hawthorne, has fallen to her death from the sixth floor of the Tremont House. Was it an accide...more
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As historical murder mysteries, there are always links to true events in these books; the Great Fire of Chicago was an integral part of A Walking Shadow and in Foul ...more
Lillian Nolan returns to her memoirs, the stage and investigating murders in this third instalment of the Backstage Mystery series. The story reads perfectly easily as a standalone, but reading the previous books first will give you more of a sense of the character development, and particularly Lillian’s challenges with her f ...more
What was going on in the summer of 1876, besides the harrowing events that Lillian relates? The country ...more
I also enjoyed that this book now steps away from the theatre and more into Lillian’s personal relationships with her friends and family. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the author’s wonderful descriptions of theat ...more
I loved the little factual elements to this story, mentions of a patent for the telephone, popular fiction of the time and the general lifestyle, which just brought the story to life.
Lillian is again called on to help solve the suspicious death of an actress, did she fall or was she pushed……can Lillian find out with the help of ...more
I was really excited to be back in Lillian's world, after reading the first two books I was definitely happy that I got to continue with Lillian on her journey. Just like the others, this is told as a memoir, as we are transported back to 1876. What I have really loved about this book series is that not only does it really make it feel like it has taken you back in time it al ...more
As the third in the series, there is still a ton happening to Lillian and for her to solve. The characters are interesting, and Chicago and the theater during 1867 is fascinating.
This could definitely be read as a standalone, but the rest ...more