Newsletter: February 2023

Events and a Bookshop

I have been somewhat loathe to attend in-person events in this time of plague, but I recently attended two. One was the Oceanside Sunset Market Authors’ Night, where I got to set up a table and sell books. It was a . . . → Read More: Grousable Books Newsletter: February 2023

20 January 2023

Announcing a romance!

A Heart Purloined, my first historical romance, will be released on Valentine’s Day, February 14.

It’s been quite the challenge, beginning with National Novel Writing Month last November/ I confess I was unable to keep mystery elements out of the story, . . . → Read More: 20 January 2023

Whitechapel and the limits of history show Whitechapel began airing over a dozen years ago, but I am only now getting around to seeing it on the advice of a friend. Normally, I don’t watch shows with a lot of violence — I prefer the victims to be dead when I get there — but . . . → Read More: Whitechapel and the limits of history

New Year's update from Grousable Books

Hello, and a happy New Year to all my subscribers!

It’s been a crazy time here preparing multiple books, but I think I have a handle on it. Murder at an Exhibition was recently released. It’s an art history mystery, with illustrator Jo Harris and her friend Bridget helping to solve the murder of a . . . → Read More: New Year’s update

5 best books on Victorian medicine

Looking for what to read as background for my mystery Murder at Old St. Thomas’s? Take a look at my recommended book list on Victorian medicine, written for Shepherd Books.

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At Old St. Thomas's -- December 8

In anticipation of my Conversation to benefit the Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret in London, which will take place in Zoom on December 8 at 7pm British time, I am posting here about the history of the old hospital and its time in Surrey Gardens. I will be talking about some of this during . . . → Read More: At Old St. Thomas’s — This Thursday, December 8

Never on Sunday

or at least not until the 1890s at the National Gallery.

Deeply embedded in the plot of Murder at an Exhibition (recently released) is the idea that the National Gallery in London was closed on Sundays. The murder victim has special permission to be there on Sundays, and is murdered there on the quiet. The . . . → Read More: Never on Sunday

Interview on George Cramer's blog

I was delighted to be interviewed by fellow author George Cramer for his blog!

LISA M. LANE -Author and Historian – Author George Cramer

It’s so fun to get to answer questions about what I do, since I so love doing it.

On Victorian female painters

I have been notoriously lax in my advancement of the feminist cause. I just assume that women were far more active historically than they have been portrayed. Those who control the media control the message. But at the same time I do notice when women have important public roles to play, and in writing fiction . . . → Read More: On Victorian female painters

What the Dickens?

Funny the things that happen when you’re a historian just trying to read a book, and the ways in which being a historian can get in the way of a good read. I recently joined the Victorians! forum on Goodreads. People there read Victorian-era books.

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