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Publication Order of Penny Green Books

Limelight (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rookery (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Maid’s Secret (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Inventor (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curse of the Poppy (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bermondsey Poisoner (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unwelcome Guest (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death at the Workhouse (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gang of St Bride's (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Ratcliffe (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Penny Green series by Emily Organ
Author Emily Organ writes the “Penny Green” series of mystery novels. The series began publication in the year 2017, when “Limelight” was released.

Penny Green, as one of the very first female reporters on Fleet Street during the 1880s, has her work cut out for her. Whether she is investigating the mysterious death of one of her friends or reporting on a serial killer in the slums, she has to rely on her determination and wits to learn the truth.

Fortunately, she is able to rely on the aid of Inspector James Blakely from Scotland Yard. But is their relationship going to stay professional?

“Limelight” is the first novel in the “Penny Green” series and was released in the year 2017. How could an actress die twice? London in 1883. Actress Lizzie Dixie drowned in the River Thames. How could she have been murdered, then, five years later in Highgate Cemetery?

Penny Green was a friend of Lizzie’s and Scotland Yard needs some help from her. Could she unwittingly hold some clues to Lizzie’s mysterious death? She has to work with Inspector James Blakely to investigate the worlds of showmen, theater, and politicians while searching for the truth.

But who’s following her and sending threatening letters to her? Penny is close to learning that Lizzie’s life was a lot more dangerous and complicated, than she could have ever imagined.

Penny is an outstanding female lead character who had readers enthralled as they read this one. Emily delivers a strong mystery set in an incredibly interesting period and place.

“The Teacher” is the first short story in the “Penny Green” series and was released in the year 2017. London in 1881. A young teacher dies at a school only weeks after her sister did. Is it just a tragic coincidence or is it something more sinister?

Penny is suspicious however there is nothing to suggest that the sisters were murdered. The cops aren’t interested and the school just wants to move on from the tragedy. How can she persuade anybody to listen to her? Penny takes a risk by taking matters into her own hands. However the risk might be a step too far.

“The Rookery” is the second novel in the “Penny Green” series and was released in the year 2017. There is a killer in the slums. London in 1884. A thief robs Penny, she finds herself getting caught up in a terrifying murder. There’s somebody terrorizing the residents of St. Giles Rookery. Scotland Yard has sent Inspector Blakely to investigate the matter. When the serial killer claims a victim outside of the slums, Victorian is sent right into a panic.

Will Penny’s friendship with the folks of St. Giles help reveal the culprit? She and James both have to overcome their complex relationship to work with each other, however each of these new murders threatens to derail their work for good.

“The Maid’s Secret” is the third novel in the “Penny Green” series and was released in the year 2017. Rarely is the truth ever simple. London in 1884. Alexander Glenville, a Victorian industrialist, is a man that keeps many secrets. Penny has been tasked with working undercover as a maid in his home, however tragedy ends up striking when Glenville’s daughter is poisoned.

Penny’s insider information is vital for Scotland Yard’s murder investigation, however somebody in the Glenville household already suspects that she is more than a mere servant. Could Penny and James be able to solve this mystery before Penny’s cover gets blown?

“The Inventor” is the fourth novel in the “Penny Green” series and was released in the year 2018. London in 1884. Simon Borthwick, an electricity pioneer, lights up Victorian London with his stunning illuminations display. Then he shoots himself in a hansom cab.

Penny witnesses the inventor’s death and suspects the clue to his suicide lies in one mysterious letter that he left behind. However can she persuade Inspector Blakely that a crime has even been committed?

Borthwick is not the only person that died that day and Penny quickly stumbles upon a shadowy world that the police are unable to get close to. When the intimidation starts, Penny begins fearing for her safety. James does what he can to keep her safe, but will it be enough?

“Curse of the Poppy” is the fifth novel in the “Penny Green” series and was released in the year 2018. A guy gets murdered in an opium den in Limehouse. A woman dies during a burglary in Fitzrovia. Penny suspects these deaths are both linked, but how can she prove it?

The answer might lie in Whitehall where the India Office reaps all of the benefits of Britain’s opium trade. However when Inspector Blakely starts investigating, an unforeseen danger lurks. Quickly Penny has to act on her own and gets put to the ultimate test when her quest turns personal.

“The Bermondsey Poisoner” is the sixth novel in the “Penny Green” series and was released in the year 2019. London in 1884. One culprit is on the run after a lethal poisoning in Bermondsey. It appears to be a simple case for Penny to report on, until there’s a series of macabre photographs found.

While the poisonings continue, Scotland Yard’s convinced that they have their suspect. It isn’t too long before they are outwitted and nobody’s safe. Penny and James have to avoid all the red herrings and track the manipulative poisoner down.

“An Unwelcome Guest” is the seventh novel in the “Penny Green” series and was released in the year 2019. Some say that the Hotel Tempesta is cursed, however Mr. Gallo, its owner, refuses to believe any of it. When he gets brutally killed one night, the suspicion soon falls on his guests. That is ten suspects in total. And Penny is one of them.

Could his murder have anything at all to do with the criminal mastermind that is on the run from America? Penny and Inspector Blakely have to negotiate a world of stolen paintings, secret codes, and courtesans to prove that Penny is innocent and reveal the truth.

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