Helen Goltz

Miss Matilda Hayward and the Artist’s Muse

Miss Matilda Hayward and the Artist’s Muse

Beautiful muse, Miss Sapphire Reubens, the inspiration for her lover's latest art exhibition, is missing – items of her clothing found in the river. Worryingly, Miss Matilda Hayward and her fellow writer for the Women’s Journal, Miss Alice Doran, enjoyed a preview of the inspired work featuring Miss Reubens immersed in water. Was it a death portrait?

When another two rival artists are found murdered and posed in the manner of their painting, Matilda and her new beau, Detective Thomas Ashdown, fear the artist's inspiration may have come from ill means. There is mystery, passion and love afoot!

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Miss Matilda Hayward and the Freak Show

Miss Matilda Hayward and the Freak Show

Matilda Hayward is determined to have a career, after all, it is 1888! While reporting for the Women’s Journal newspaper, Matilda is sent to cover the visiting ‘Freak Show’ and to interview Mrs Anna Tufton, a giantess. During the interview, the giantess slips a note to Matilda begging for help to her escape the show she is forced to do by her husband. But when the giantess’s husband is found murdered; the giantess is a likely suspect.

Matilda enlists the help of her lawyer brother, Amos, to prove the giantess is no killer and to free her from a life of exploitation. But close family friend, Detective Thomas Ashdown – who has feelings for Matilda having known her since childhood – would prefer Matilda was nowhere near his murder case. There is mystery, danger, and love afoot!

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The Clairvoyant’s Glasses Volume 2

The Clairvoyant’s Glasses Volume 2

Sophie Carell is making a name for herself and it is not on the stage or screen where she once planned a career. Accepting the cursed glasses bequeathed by her Great Aunt Daphne that gave her the gift of clairvoyance, Sophie has helped Detective Murdoch Ashcroft close several cases and her skills are in demand.

But Sophie has to decide - will she continue auditioning and acting, or will she fill Great Aunt Daphne's shoes, including helping to solve the cold case mysterious death of a beauty queen?

Trouble brews around Sophie as her protector, the handsome and powerful, Lukas Lens, is not sure he can fulfil his role, and the brooding Detective Murdoch Ashcroft looms as her potential enemy.

Friends and enemies cross lines in the second volume of The Clairvoyant's Glasses.

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Miss Matilda Hayward and the Asylum Patient

Miss Matilda Hayward and the Asylum Patient

Miss Matilda Hayward has a nose for a story which serves her well as a writer for the Women’s Journal newspaper. Her beau, Detective Thomas Ashdown, is not quite as enthusiastic about her role. When Matilda’s brother, Elijah, takes up a doctor’s position at the Asylum for the Insane, she volunteers, seeking more life experience to improve her writing. Joined by her illustrator friend, Miss Georgina Urry, the two ladies are thrust into the mystery of several strange asylum deaths as patients believe they can fly. When Thomas is sent to investigate, their worlds collide. Now the race is on to find the sinister threat dwelling inside the dark and gloomy walls of the asylum. There is secrecy, danger, and love afoot!

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