Books by David Dickinson

DEATH OF A PILGRIM by David Dickinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Powerscourt's eighth (Death on the Holy Mountain, 2008, etc.) is a Ten Little Indians on wheels that alternates descriptions of charming people and places with devices to keep readers in suspense."
A latter-day religious pilgrimage becomes a trail of death. Read full book review >
DEATH ON THE HOLY MOUNTAIN by David Dickinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A leisurely period whodunit with Dickinson's customary historical tidbits and patches of local color, swathed in an appealing Victorian narrative."
The probe of an odd art theft leads an amateur British sleuth to murder most dastardly. Read full book review >
DEATH ON THE NEVSKII PROSPEKT by David Dickinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"The sixth Powerscourt adventure shows wit, panache and a lively sense of history, and is presented with immediacy and authority."
Lord Francis Powerscourt emerges from a comfy retirement to solve a murder in Imperial Russia. Read full book review >
DEATH CALLED TO THE BAR by David Dickinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2006

"Dickinson (Death of a Chancellor, 2005, etc.) charmingly explains teatime, cricket innings, punting on the Thames and the drawing up of wills, all within the confines of a classic Victorian whodunit."
The financial underpinnings of the Inns of Court in Victoria's day. Read full book review >
DEATH OF A CHANCELLOR by David Dickinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"An oddly pleasant excursion that, in spite of subterranean ecclesiastical dangers, remains staunchly Anglican rather than Gothic."
Fresh from a tour in South Africa to shape up Her Majesty's Boer War intelligence, Lord Francis Powerscourt (Death of An Old Master, 2004, etc.) takes on a challenge concerning war conducted by the church militant. Read full book review >
DEATH OF AN OLD MASTER by David Dickinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Though much of the rich detail here ends up having little to do with the murder, readers will enjoy the whole picture."
Investigator Lord Francis Powerscourt often complains about his wife Lucy's extended family, but her connections prove invaluable when he's drawn into the murder of her cousin, art critic Christopher Montague. Read full book review >
DEATH AND THE JUBILEE by David Dickinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Given enough subplots, one culminating in a pyrotechnical rescue and a Beethoven soundtrack, for two or three novels, one hopes that Dickinson has saved some invention for the sequel."
When the headless corpse of a wealthy old man is found floating in the Thames in 1897, the Met calls in private investigator Lord Francis Powerscourt (Goodnight, Sweet Prince, 2002) to identify the remains and stave off the bounty hunters. Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT, SWEET PRINCE by David Dickinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Something like a masculine Anne Perry novel that finally collapses from the sheer weight of the tragedy and immorality perpetrated by the two Princes."
Most people probably have some notion that Queen Victoria's son, the Prince of Wales, was an uninhibited adulterer (his liaison with Lilly Langtry was notorious). Read full book review >