Did you know that Phryne Fisher is not the only female detective from the 1920s? Well, there’s also Ginger Gold.
Who is Ginger Gold?
Written by author Lee Strauss, the Ginger Gold Mysteries series bring us backt to the 1920s. There, we met young war widow fashionista Ginger Gold as she makes a cross-Atlantic journey with her companion Haley Higgins to London England to settle her father’s estate.
This is the begining of a series of mysteries to solve as Ginger is only too happy to lend her assistance to the handsome Chief Inspector Basil Reed.
Ginger Gold Mysteries in Order:
- Murder on the SS Rosa – It’s 1923, and young war-widow Ginger Gold makes a cross-Atlantic journey with her companion Haley Higgins to London, England, to settle her father’s estate. When the ship’s captain is found dead, Ginger is only too happy to lend her assistance to the handsome Chief Inspector Basil Reed.
- Murder at Hartigan House – After a weeklong passage over the Atlantic from Boston to Liverpool, Ginger Gold arrives at her childhood London home Hartigan House to find decade-old remains from some poor woman on the floor in the attic. Ginger’s Boston terrier, Boss, noses out a missing phalange from under the bed. It’s a mystery that once again puts Ginger alongside the handsome Chief Inspector Basil Reed.
- Murder at Bray Manor – Ginger Gold receives a letter from her sister-in-law, Felicia, requesting Ginger come straightaway to her late husband’s family home, Bray Manor. Dowager Lady Gold, Ginger’s nervous grandmother through marriage, believes the old manor is haunted. Ginger doesn’t believe in ghosts but is haunted nevertheless by memories of her husband and the lure of his gravesite she just can’t bring herself to visit.
- Murder at Feathers & Flair – It’s 1924, Ginger Gold s new Regent Street dress shop, Feathers & Flair, is the talk of the London fashion district, attracting aristocrats from Paris to Berlin to Moscow. Ginger is offered her first job as a private detective when her sister-in-law’s stage-actor friend goes missing, and though the dress shop takes most of her time, Ginger takes the case.
- Murder at the Mortuary – Unregistered corpses are showing up amongst the cadavers in the mortuary of the London School of Medicine for Women. Unnatural deaths. Murders. The first known victim is recognized by Haley Higgins, a third-year pathology student. Ginger Gold feels a responsibility for the man’s death and is determined to find his killer.
- Murder at Kensington Gardens – Ginger Gold makes a gruesome discovery while walking her dog, Boss, through Kensington Gardens. A woman of ill-repute is dead. When Chief Inspector Basil Reed becomes a prime suspect, the blustery and often times pigheaded Superintendent Morris pulls him off the case. Ginger’s not about to be pushed around by the superintendent, and investigates the case on her own.
- Murder at St. George’s Church – Romance is in the air for the delightful Reverend Oliver Hill. Unfortunately, the wedding rehearsal ends abruptly with the sudden and disturbing appearance of a body. Ginger Gold is determined to find the killer even if it means working with the dashing, yet exasperating Chief Inspector Basil Reed, but only in her professional capacity as a private investigator.