Books by William J. Palmer

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"This time, the three set out to solve the murder of an Oxford historian who came a long way from Christ Church College to be found dead in the disreputable neighborhood of Limehouse Hole."
Victoriana fans who thought that Palmer's first three adventures of amateur sleuth Charles Dickens and his friend and amanuensis Wilkie Collins (The Hoydens and Mr. Dickens, 1997, etc.) weren't literary enough will be delighted when they team up with Rev. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 1997

"Better as unbridled period adventure than mystery."
Ellen Ternan just can't stay out of trouble. Read full book review >
THE HIGHWAYMAN AND MR. DICKENS by William J. Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1992

"More on the way."
This surprisingly formulaic sequel to The Detective and Mr. Dickens (1990) gets off to a brisk start with that staple of Victorian fiction, coitus interruptus, as a knock on the door brings Wilkie Collins and his sluttish doxy, Irish Meg, news that amiable lowlife Tally Ho Thompson has been arrested for two murders in a house he insists he'd been paid to break into by actor Dickie Dunn. Read full book review >