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
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1 day 2 hours 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 πŸ˜ƒ - 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)
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1 week 4 hours ago

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Emily Organ Writer

1 week 3 days ago

You'll find Bermondsey's St Mary Magdalen church in the sixth Penny Green book. There was first a church on this site in the 13th century and the present church dates from the 1680s 🀯 I became interested in it when I discovered my great (x5) grandparents were buried there in the early 1800s. Subsequent generations were christened and married there too.

Apart from the personal interest, I think it's a really well-preserved and beautiful building -both inside and out.

Emily Organ Writer

2 weeks 3 days ago

Would you like to discover more about the locations in the Penny Green series? πŸ› I've put together a quick guide for you and you can get it on my website πŸ˜ƒ

Emily Organ Writer

2 weeks 5 days ago

You'll find Chislehurst Caves mentioned in The Bermondsey Poisoner. I thought Chislehurst was an ordinary suburb of London until I met someone who lived there and told me about the caves. It turns out they have a mind-blowing history.

The caves are actually mines which were first excavated in the 13th century to mine chalk and flint. Mining ended in the 1830s and left a network of tunnels covering 22 miles. The caves were used to store ammunition during the First World War and became an underground city during the Second World War when thousands of families slept there to escape the bombs. During this time the caves accommodated 15,000 people and had a cinema, three canteens, a barber, a hospital and a chapel!

Other unlikely uses over the years included mushroom cultivation in the 1930s and an underground music venue in the 1960s hosting famous artists such as The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Pink Floyd 🀯

You can enjoy visiting the caves today as a tourist.

Emily Organ Writer

3 weeks 2 hours ago

Some news about The Rookery - it's currently on special offer at just 99c / 99p. AND the audiobook has just been published too 🎧. If you own the kindle version you get a big discount on the audiobook. If you don't own the kindle version then you can get it for a bargain price at the moment and (if you want) get a discounted audiobook too πŸ˜ƒ - this link should hopefully take you to the relevant store for your country.

The Rookery (Penny Green Series Book 2)

Emily Organ Writer

1 month 5 days ago

Penny Green 6 - The Bermondsey Poisoner is now available on pre-order! πŸŽ‰ Special pre-order price of 99c / 99p, publication date is December 14th. Get your copy now πŸ˜ƒ Edited to say - paperback will follow shortly after πŸ‘

The Bermondsey Poisoner (Penny Green Series Book 6)

Emily Organ Writer

1 month 4 weeks ago

I'm very excited to share the cover with you for Penny Green book 6! It will be published in December. I'll keep you posted when I know the exact date πŸŽ‰

Emily Organ Writer

2 months 1 day ago

Here's a landmark I'd LOVE to feature in the Penny Green series, but I can't! (yet). Do you recognise it? It's Tower Bridge under construction. The bridge was proposed in 1877 and needed to allow tall sail ships to pass beneath it - that's why the lower section can be raised. Construction took from 1886 until 1894. With the PG series currently set in 1884, the bridge is non-existent. It's worth a visit now though and the upper section has a glass walkway 😱