Books by Judith Flanders

Judith Flanders is author of Inside the Victorian Home. The British edition of A Circle of Sisters was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. She lives in London.


A HOWL OF WOLVES by Judith Flanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"Anyone interested in mysteries and books and humor—and who isn't?—will enjoy Flanders' latest delightful novel."
Theater people may be superstitious, but even they don't expect to find the director hanging from the rafters on opening night—in the middle of the play. Read full book review >
A CAST OF VULTURES by Judith Flanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"The highlights of the third in this marvelous and often amusing series (A Bed of Scorpions, 2016, etc.) are neighborhood characters who are a basket of enjoyables and a complex and brainy heroine."
A missing neighbor, a series of fires, and turmoil at work are just the start of Samantha Clair's problems. Read full book review >
A BED OF SCORPIONS by Judith Flanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sam's second appearance (A Murder of Magpies, 2015, etc.) is a joy to read, filled with diverting characters, a socially clumsy but clever heroine, and a mystery filled with dubious characters."
A book editor's esoteric knowledge helps solve a crime. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"The author's extensive knowledge of lifestyles and simple, concise writing combine for an enjoyable book showing how families have joined, separated, and rejoined over the last 500 years."
Social historian Flanders (The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London, 2014, etc.) follows the evolution of the home from an edifice offering minimal shelter to present-day standards.Read full book review >
A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The first novel by historian Flanders (The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London, 2014, etc.), though a bit frazzled, is full of charm and characters worth visiting again."
Even in the insular world of book publishing, murder has its place. Read full book review >
THE VICTORIAN CITY by Judith Flanders
HISTORY
Released: July 15, 2014

"A terrific companion while reading Boz himself."
A well-stuffed compendium on the transformational era in the history of London that fed both Charles Dickens' imagination and his well of outrage. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: July 23, 2013

"A grisly, grim slog through the history of Victorian murder, punctuated occasionally by intriguing historical lessons."
Flanders (Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain, 2006, etc.) attempts to trace the growth of murder and its detection in Victorian England. Read full book review >