Kate Parker is an American author of cozy and historical mystery novels. She writes the Victorian Bookshop Mysteries series. Kate has had a variety of careers, including as a microbiologist, insurance fraud investigator, office clerk, telephone line repair person, and EMT. Her favourite career of all is her latest – a writer. She now writes historical mysteries with romantic elements, and has taken inspiration from some of her favourite mystery novels, such as Robert Barnard, Simon Brett, Margaret Frazer, Susanna Gregory, and Deanna Raybourn. Kate lives in North Carolina.

Kate Parker made her debut as an author in 2013 with the novel The Vanishing Thief. Below is a list of Kate Parker’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Victorian Bookshop Mysteries Books

The Vanishing Thief(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Counterfeit Lady(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Royal Assassin(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Conspiring Woman(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Detecting Duchess(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Christmas Revels Collections

Christmas Revels(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Revels II(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Revels III(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Revels IV(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Revels V(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Revels VI(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Deadly Books

Deadly Scandal(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Wedding(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Fashion(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Deception(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Milliner Mysteries Books

The Killing at Kaldaire House(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the Marlowe Club(2020) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Mystery at Chadwick House(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Note: The Christmas Revels collections also contain stories by Anna D. Allen, Louisa Cornell and Hannah Meredith.

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Kate Parker Synopsis: Deadly Scandal is the first book in the Deadly series by Kate Parker. Olivia Denis is a contented young wife living a carefree life in late 1930’s London. Then her world is shattered with the violent death of her husband, Reggie. The police want to call it a suicide and close the case, but Olivia knows Reggie couldn’t possibly have fired the fatal shot.

Further questions surface surrounding her husband’s death. Did the trustworthy Foreign Office employee betray government secrets? Was his murder linked to the death of a German embassy clerk the same night? And who searched their flat?

Her desire for answers and her need to support herself cause her to break away from the pampered life she’s known and take a job. But with the much-needed paycheck as a society reporter for a newspaper comes a secret secondary assignment – one that involves her in the increasingly dangerous world of European politics as the continent slides toward war.

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