Individual Author Record
Name: Susanna CalkinsPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Audience: Adult; Born: in Philadelphia, Pa
-- Website -- http://www.susannacalkins.com
-- Susanna Calkins on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=susanna++calkins
Illinois ConnectionSusana currently lives outside Chicago with her husband and two sons.
Biographical and Professional InformationDr. Calkins is a historian and academic, currently working at Northwestern University. Susanna became fascinated with seventeenth century England while pursuing her doctorate in British history and uses her fiction to explore this chaotic period.
- Learning and Teaching in Higher Education:(With Greg Light and Roy Cox), SAGE Publications Ltd, 2009
- A Murder at Rosamund's Gate , Minotaur Books, 2013
Titles At Your Library
A Murder at Rosamund's Gate (Lucy Campion Mysteries)
ISBN: 1250007909 Minotaur Books. 2013
In Susanna Calkins's atmospheric debut novel, a chambermaid must uncover a murderer in seventeenth-century plague-ridden LondonFor Lucy Campion, a seventeenth-century English chambermaid serving in the household of the local magistrate, life is an endless repetition of polishing pewter, emptying chamber pots, and dealing with other household chores until a fellow servant is ruthlessly killed, and someone she loves is wrongly arrested for the crime. In a time where the accused are presumed guilty until proven innocent, lawyers aren't permitted to defend their clients, and--if the plague doesn't kill them first--public executions draw a large crowd of spectators, Lucy knows she may never see this person alive again. Unless, that is, she can identify the true murderer.
Determined to do just that, Lucy finds herself venturing out of her expected station and into raucous printers' shops, secretive gypsy camps, the foul streets of London, and even the bowels of Newgate prison on a trail that might lead her straight into the arms of the killer.
In her debut novel, Susanna Calkins seamlessly blends historical detail, romance, and mystery into a moving and highly entertaining tale.