The Villainous Viscount Or The Curse of the Venns

Just as Lord Venn is making a passionate proposal to the sixth heiress on his list, a hooded spectre appears in a flash of lightning. This hereditary curse is becoming inconvenient – particularly as Venn is next on the list to come to a terrible end. Clarinda Greendale has other reasons for rejecting Venn besides the curse: – such as his being a wild, brawling social outcast and a fortune hunter. Harley Venn dismisses the history of the curse as a series of conjuring tricks. Clarinda would like to help Venn fight the curse if she could; only she does not want to marry him and take on his outrageous household in the haunted Stoke Castle. Besides, wholly unlike the rackety Venn, Clarinda is spiritual and serious minded, and wishes to keep her independence. They make an incongruous pair, though the wicked Venn has always set off unmaidenly tinglings in Clarinda. Meanwhile the curse closes in. Can the drunken charlatan Venn hires to help him prove that it is all a hoax be of any use at all? A winner of the coveted B.R.A.G medallion for outstanding self-published fiction, this historically accurate and sensual spoof of classic Gothic should delight readers with a lively sense of humour.

Meet Lucinda Elliot

Lucinda Elliot was born in Buckinghamshire, England, and loves writing darkly humorous historical gothic. As her parents made a living by renovating isolated, rambling old properties before it became fashionable, she was brought up in a variety of such old houses in the UK. Some of these would have made ideal settings for gothic novels, and maybe that is why she writes gothic. She loves a laugh more than anything, and is a classic English Literature and history geek.

One Dark Night

Readers’ Favorite 5* Review and Bronze Award
It is 1821 and smuggling is rife on the English coast. Lucy Yorton, dragged away from her privileged early life, must slave, friendless, on a bleak, run-down farm. Those around her suspect she is a spy and treat her accordingly. Her problems increase when two men enter her life.

Lieutenant Karl Thorsen, sworn to avenge the murder of his father, is a King’s man. He is determined to stop the violent smugglers, hang them, and hang and gibbet one in particular. Daniel Tynton has smuggling in his blood. Undaunted by Thorsen’s threats, he is respected and feared. The choices we make determine our futures and Lucy is torn between two determined men as the secrets and lies undermining her life are exposed. How can she find a way to love and trust again?

‘What a cracking good read.’ Paul Ellard, UK reviewer
Reviews from Goodreads‘Have added Anna Faversham to my favorite authors’ list! Great plot, interesting characters and an inspirational story. Looking forward to the next book.’
‘Rich with historical descriptions, this story of a girl’s tough life really drew me in. Great uplifting story.’
‘Very exciting and a good book.’

‘A great read and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series.’
‘I fell in love with Daniel from the very start.’

Also includes Twenty Questions for Book Clubs


Meet Anna Faversham

England is my home but I’ve also lived in New Zealand, a beautiful country and the people are great, and central Africa which was an interesting and useful experience that I’ll never forget.
On returning to England, I’ve written and read for the BBC and published short stories as well as six novels. Three are set in my county of Kent, the others are in the beautiful Isle of Wight, London and New Zealand.

Murray of Letho: The First Omnibus

The Murray of Letho Box Set:
Death in a Scarlet Gown: Young Charles Murray, a student at St. Andrews University, finds an unpopular lecturer dead – but that’s not all that’s been happening in this quiet coastal town.
Knowledge of Sins Past: Estranged from his father, Murray is taken on as secretary by eccentric Lord Scoggie, but all kinds of tensions in the village lead to kidnapping and death.
Service of the Heir – An Edinburgh Murder: Returning to the capital, Murray is sucked into a world of corruption and confusion involving his own father.


Meet Lexie Conyngham

Lexie Conyngham is a historian living in the shadow of the Highlands. Her Murray of Letho and Hippolyta Napier novels are born of a life amidst Scotland’s old cities, ancient universities and hidden-away aristocratic estates, but she has written since the day she found out that people were allowed to do such a thing. Beyond teaching and research, her days are spent with wool, wild allotments and a wee bit of whisky.

Death of a False Physician

The dreadful day is approaching for the Napiers in Ballater: Hippolyta Napier’s mother is coming to stay.
But Mrs. Fettes is not just in Aberdeenshire to visit her youngest daughter: she has other reasons, and one will draw the whole family in, with deadly results. 


Meet Lexie Conyngham

Lexie Conyngham is a historian living in the shadow of the Highlands. Her historical crime novels are born of a life amidst Scotland’s old cities, ancient universities and hidden-away aristocratic estates, but she has written since the day she found out that people were allowed to do such a thing. Beyond teaching and research, her days are spent with wool, wild allotments and a wee bit of whisky.

Out of a Dark Reflection

Murray’s most frightening case to date…
Letho, Fife, 1816: Murray and his guests all have good reasons for not attending Edinburgh’s winter season, even down to the new maid. But then an old woman is found dead in the village, and murmurings of witchcraft are abroad. Suddenly everyone seems to have the darkest of secrets – but who would kill to keep theirs?

Look out for A Dark Night at Midsummer – novella-length sequel to this novel.


Meet Lexie Conyngham

Lexie Conyngham is a historian living in the shadow of the Highlands. Her Murray of Letho and Hippolyta Napier novels are born of a life amidst Scotland’s old cities, ancient universities and hidden-away aristocratic estates, but she has written since the day she found out that people were allowed to do such a thing. Beyond teaching and research, her days are spent with wool, wild allotments and a wee bit of whisky.

Knowledge of Sins Past

Scotland at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Scoggie Castle is cold and grim, but a refuge to the disinherited Charles Murray. Then a series of mysterious deaths shakes family and servants alike, and splits the local village in two. Murray is thrown once more into the midst of murder, but who has the answer in this dark rural landscape – the pig-lovers or the pig-haters? 

Knowledge of Sins Past is second in the Murray of Letho Series.


Meet Lexie Conyngham

Lexie Conyngham is a historian living in the shadow of the Highlands. Her Murray of Letho and Hippolyta Napier novels are born of a life amidst Scotland’s old cities, ancient universities and hidden-away aristocratic estates, but she has written since the day she found out that people were allowed to do such a thing. Beyond teaching and research, her days are spent with wool, wild allotments and a wee bit of whisky.

Death of an Officer’s Lady

No trace: good. No way of following her.
Lt. George Murray needs his brother Charles’ help. One of his fellow officers has not heard from his wife in Edinburgh for several weeks, and he’s worried. George would go himself but Charles is only in Fife and besides, George is waiting in Belgium while a small man named Bonaparte, newly back from Elba, decides whether or not to leave Paris and fight.
But what Charles Murray finds out in Edinburgh will not be straightforward, and in the end both brothers’ lives will be in danger, in more ways than one.


Meet Lexie Conyngham

Lexie Conyngham is a historian living in the shadow of the Highlands. Her Murray of Letho novels are born of a life amidst Scotland’s old cities, ancient universities and hidden-away aristocratic estates, but she has written since the day she found out that people were allowed to do such a thing. Beyond teaching and research, her days are spent with wool, wild allotments and a wee bit of whisky.

A Question of Hope

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Maggie Rose has learned the hard way not to trust men. Broken-hearted and betrayed she leaves home to become a nurse. Six years later, she’s employed in San Francisco, living the life she thought she wanted. Until life throws a massive hitch in her plans in the form of a very handsome architect named Shep.
When Shepherd Millard agrees to help a friend, he never expects to meet the woman of his dreams. Miss Maggie Rose captivates him with her independence and beauty. It should be simple for a well-established architect to court a nurse, but she’s in trouble now, and it’s all his fault. How will he convince her to trust him?
Clint Hayden wears the scars on his chest after Maggie helped Shepherd Millard and his friends. Obsessed with revenge, he will hunt her endlessly, leaving a trail of death and destruction behind him, until she’s his.
Maggie runs, scared by two men obsessed with claiming her. One offers hope and the other wants to make her pay. If she can learn to forgive and trust the Lord, she will see it was always just a question of hope.