-D.E. Ireland Books-
ELIZA DOOTLITTLE & HENRY HIGGINS MYSTERIES
Meg Mims and Sharon Pisacreta - writing as D.E. Ireland
Eliza and Higgins make a surprising and charming pair of detectives in D.E. Ireland's historical mystery series, which transports readers to Edwardian London, from the aristocratic environs of Mayfair to the dangerous back alleys of the East End. If you love G.B. Shaw's Pygmalion and My Fair Lady, you will love this historical cozy mystery series!
GET ME TO THE GRAVE ON TIME
Agatha Award Finalist, Best Historical Mystery of 2016
Although Eliza still refuses to marry Freddy Eynsford Hill, everyone around her seems headed for the altar. Not only is her cousin Inspector Jack Shaw about to wed his sweetheart, but Freddy's younger sister Clara is engaged, along with the niece of Henry Higgins. Another blushing bride is the sixty-year-old Duchess of Carbrey, who plans to marry a handsome fellow half her age. But when the groom is found dead, a jealous mistress is blamed for the murder. However, the death may also be connected to the stolen treasure of an Indian temple.
Disaster strikes next at Jack and Sybil's wedding. Soon after, the wedding reception of Higgins's niece takes a lethal turn. Someone is targeting bridegrooms, and the wedding of Freddy's sister is next. Before another bridal bouquet is tossed, Higgins and Eliza must track down the killer. Otherwise, Clara's bridegroom - and perhaps the bride herself - may be murdered before they can get to the church on time.
MOVE YOUR BLOOMING CORPSE
Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins are at the posh Royal Ascot, the biggest horse racing event of the season. Eliza's father is the new co-owner of a champion racehorse, and Eliza and Henry are excited to cheer the Donegal Dancer on to victory. However, their idyllic outing takes a serious turn when a victim is trampled during the Gold Cup race and someone is found murdered in the stables.
With time running out before the upcoming Eclipse Stakes, she and Higgins investigate jealous spouses, suffragettes and the colorful co-owners of the Donegal Dancer. But can they outrace the murderer, or will there be another blooming corpse at the finish line?
WOULDN'T IT BE DEADLY
Agatha Award Finalist for Best Historical Mystery of 2014
Following her successful appearance at an Embassy Ball―where Eliza Doolittle won Professor Henry Higgins' bet that he could pass off a Cockney flower girl as a duchess―Eliza becomes an assistant to his chief rival Emil Nepommuck. After Nepommuck publicly takes credit for transforming Eliza into a lady, an enraged Higgins submits proof to a London newspaper that Nepommuck is a fraud. When Nepommuck is found with a dagger in his back, Henry Higgins becomes Scotland Yard's prime suspect.
However, Eliza learns that most of Nepommuck's pupils had a reason to murder their blackmailing teacher. As another suspect turns up dead and evidence goes missing, Eliza and Higgins realize the only way to clear the Professor's name is to discover which of Nepommuck's many enemies is the real killer. When all the suspects attend a performance of Hamlet at Drury Lane, Eliza and Higgins don their theatre best and race to upstage a murderer.