The Penny Green Series

A series of mysteries set in late 19th century London and featuring the intrepid Fleet Street reporter Penny Green. The books can be read in any order. See all of Emily's books

The Bermondsey Poisoner by Emily Organ
Limelight by Emily Organ a Victorian mystery
The Rookery by Emily Organ
The Maids Secret by Emily Organ
Emily Organ Writer

Emily Organ Writer

20 hours 59 minutes ago

The Royal Aquarium features in PG 7 and was a Westminster entertainment venue built in 1876. The aquarium itself never took off - the water tanks ran into problems and it was a standing joke that the aquarium never contained any fish.
In a bid to attract visitors the aquarium put on dangerous acts such as Zazel the human cannonball (a 14 year old girl) and the tightrope walker, The Great Farini. After a while the aquarium developed a seedy reputation and ladies of ‘elastic virtue’ were said to frequent the place. It closed in 1902, its theatre - managed by Lillie Langtry - lasted until 1907.

Emily Organ Writer

6 days 19 hours ago

Penny Green’s plant-hunter father, Frederick Brinsley Green, was last seen near the Falls of Tequendama in Colombia. Revered by the ancient Muisca people, the Tequendama Falls is the point where the Bogotá River plunges over 400 feet into a narrow canyon. In the 1920s a hotel and train station was built on a precarious situation on the hillside close to the falls. The luxury hotel was a fashionable hangout until the river began to stink. Sadly the Bogotá River carries a lot of sewage from the capital, Bogotá, and the hotel closed some years ago due to the smell. The building is occasionally open as a museum and efforts are being made to clean up the river. Myths and legends abound in this area - the falls have had a longstanding reputation as a suicide spot and many say the former hotel is haunted. The area is also frequently covered by fog or low cloud, even when the sun is shining nearby. A beautiful yet spooky place.

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Emily Organ Writer

2 weeks 1 day ago

It’s hard to believe that a large prison once sat on the north bank of the Thames - across the river from where MI6’s HQ now stands. Millbank Prison was opened in 1816 and held prisoners before their deportation to Australia. Some say the Australian nickname for the British - Pom - derives from ‘Prisoner of Millbank’. The prison is mentioned in The Bermondsey Poisoner.
Deportation was phased out by the 1860s and Millbank Prison was demolished in 1890. The National Gallery of British Art (now Tate Britain), the Royal Army Medical School (now an art college) and housing were built on the site.
Part of the perimeter ditch of the prison remains and is used by the local residents. A bollard which once stood at the top of the river steps also marks the spot.

Emily Organ Writer

3 weeks 19 hours ago

A couple of extra formats for you. The Maid's Secret is now available as an audiobook (discounted if you already own the kindle version) - http://hyperurl.co/ohl7th

And the Bermondsey Poisoner is out now in paperback! http://hyperurl.co/vh3lez

Emily Organ Writer

3 weeks 5 days ago

Enjoy the holidays! 🎄🎅❄️

Emily Organ Writer

3 weeks 6 days ago

Thank you for buying The Bermondsey Poisoner! And thank you also for taking the time to write, review, comment, message and email me about your thoughts on it 😃 It's very much appreciated and I only wish I could write faster!

Emily Organ Writer

1 month 1 day ago

Many of our Christmas traditions are Victorian. I'd love to write a Penny Green Christmas story - just need to find a few more hours in the day!

Historic UK

Emily Organ Writer

1 month 6 days ago

It's publication day! I hope you enjoy the latest Penny Green book 😀

http://hyperurl.co/vh3lez

The Bermondsey Poisoner (Penny Green Series Book 6)

Emily Organ Writer

1 month 1 week ago

Just two days to go! If you haven't pre-ordered the 6th Penny Green book yet then it's currently discounted to 99c / 99p. And when you pre-order, it will magically appear on your kindle on publication day 😃

http://hyperurl.co/vh3lez - the link should take you to the store for your country. If it doesn't just comment below. Paperback out very shortly!

The Bermondsey Poisoner (Penny Green Series Book 6)