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Publication Order of Wrexford & Sloane Books

Murder on Black Swan Lane (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at Half Moon Gate (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at Kensington Palace (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at Queen's Landing (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Serpentine Bridge (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Merton Library (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at King’s Crossing (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Andrea Penrose is a USA Today bests-selling author known for writing historical fiction set in the Regency era, such as her Wrexford & Sloane series of mystery novels.

Andrea also writes Regency romance stories using the pen names of Andrea Pickens and Cara Elliott. She has had her works published all over the world and translated into ten languages. She has been a finalist for the RITA Award multiple times and has received many other writing awards. This includes receiving two Daphne Du Maurier Awards for Historical Mystery and two Gold Leaf Awards.

Andrea says that books have been an important part of her life since always. She has been a voracious reader ever since she was young and has had a vivid imagination, to the extent that she says that she may have worried her parents sometimes. However, Andrea was happy playing in her own world, coming up with stories and drawing pictures. She also notes that she has been a history geek since grade school, always having had a fascination with the past.

Andrea attended Yale University, where she majored in art as an undergrad. She says that she took enough history classes while there to qualify to have a major in history too. She graduated with her B.A. in art and went on to attend the Yale School of Art and graduate with an M.F.A. in graphic design, with a concentration in publication design. She says that in a way she has always had a left and right brain love affair with the printed page.

It was when she read Pride and Prejudice for the first time that she began to fall in love with Regency England. Since then she has kept up her fascination with all of the radical new ideas and swirling silk outfits of the era. She chose the Regency time period to set her mysteries in because of the same reason that she loved it. Andrea says that the time and place were ‘fabulously interesting’, and it was a world of silk, seduction, and the Napoleonic Wars. New ideas were coming up against the traditional way of thinking, and society was being challenged and changed by people. The author says that it was the birth of the modern world in many ways and she says that the challenges, conflicts and characters there have relevance to our own times.

Andrea resides in Connecticut. She also blogs with historical fiction authors in a community at You can also find her on her homepage and Instagram. Andrea hopes that readers enjoy her books!

Murder on Black Swan Lane is the first book in the Wrexford & Sloane series by Andrea Penrose. If you like books set in Regency England or want to give them a try, check this book out!

In Regency London, a scientist who is far from conventional and a female artist without fear come together to form an alliance that while unlikely, may just have the ability to expose huge evil.

The Earl of Wrexford has a brilliant mind that he uses for scientific purposes, but pride and boredom have led him into some reckless conduct. The Earl is not happy about suffering fools, that is for certain. When Reverend Josiah Holworthy, the pompous and pious man, publicly condemns him for debauchery, Wrexford decides it’s the time to unsheathe his extremely sharp wit and strike back.

As the two get into a war of words that only continues to escalate, both are displeased to find that they have been satirized by A.J. Qull, the most popular satirical cartoonist in London. But when the clergyman is found dead in the church, throat slashed and face burned by chemicals, Wrexford finds that all of a sudden, he is the main suspect. Can he clear his name and find out who really killed the clergyman? Read this book to find out!

Murder at Half Moon Gate is the second book in the Wrexford & Sloane series by Andrea Penrose. If you liked the first book in this series, feel free to check out the second!

Nothing is as it seems in the times of Regency London. Lord Wrexford is there when he finds the body of an inventor in the middle of a dark alley in London. From there, he lets the watchman know, content with allowing the authorities to show up and handle it all. However, he quickly finds himself a part of the murder investigation when the widow of the victimized inventor asks for his help, claiming that the deed was not some incidental robbery.

According to the widow, her husband had designs for a steam-powered engine that went missing the same night that he died. The plans could be very valuable, and in the wrong hands, dangerous. Wrexford agrees to see what he can do out of the goodness of his heart. But if he’s going to take on the case and get somewhere with it, he’s got a feeling that he could use a little help getting there.

Teaming up with Wrexford to investigate the mysterious death is a capable woman known as Charlotte Sloane. Of course, some may know her by her other name, the pen name of A.J. Quill that she uses to publish her political drawings that are often no less than scathing. She also has a network of informants which she uses extensively for her work, but has no problem with using the same group of spies to track down a killer if need be.

They have suspects, but each of them from assistants to investors and even the widow of the inventor is caught up in a seemingly endless mazes of lies and secrets. These will end up leading Wrexford and Sloane down some of the most dangerous places and through some of the sketchiest alleyways in London.

With danger around every corner, the combination of Wrexford with his analytical mind and the intuition of Sloane starts to unravel the motivations behind someone killing the inventor. However, the pair don’t realize that they are being matched against a foe that is as cunning as he is deadly. Can they keep themselves safe and recover the designs of the inventor and catch a killer in the process? Or will the killer strike, making it too late? Read this book to find out!

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