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

Tragedy at Piddleton Hotel by Emily Organ
Death in the Workhouse by Emily Organ
An Unwelcome Guest by Emily Organ
Limelight by Emily Organ a Victorian mystery
Emily Organ Writer

Emily Organ Writer

2 days 4 hours ago

I had an amazing evening at the Amazon Kindle Storyteller Awards last night and a big congratulations to Ian W. Sainsbury for being crowned the winner! It was an honour to be shortlisted and brilliant to meet lots of other writers too πŸ˜ƒ

Emily Organ Writer

1 week 2 days ago

I'm visiting my local radio station - Kennet Radio - today to talk about the Kindle Storyteller Award - on air at 6pm UK timeπŸŽ™


Emily Organ Writer

1 week 5 days ago

Death at the Workhouse is now available in paperback πŸ˜€
This link should take you to the relevant store, let me know if it plays up: http://hyperurl.co/pdr6gn

Emily Organ Writer

2 weeks 2 hours ago

Recognise this famous crime? The British Newspaper Archive is one of my favourite sources for research because reading contemporary accounts gives you an almost first-hand experience of the events, and attitudes, of the time.
That's not to say that newspapers reported everything accurately in the 19th century, they frequently got their facts wrong (like these days πŸ˜‚) - but there's something fascinating about reading the very first reports of incidents that have since become infamous historical events. Clue: this newspaper clipping is from 131 years ago, but you've probably guessed the crime anyway πŸ˜ƒ

Emily Organ Writer

2 weeks 5 days ago

If you've read all the Penny Green books then you may have noticed a location I've used more than once! St Bartholomew's Hospital remains on the site it was founded on in 1123 and some of its buildings date back to the 18th century. Its intriguing pathology museum features in The Inventor and recently opened to the public. The 18th century Hogarth Stair is a grand staircase with walls decorated by the artist William Hogarth. Another William - Scottish freedom fighter William Wallace - was hanged, drawn and quartered in West Smithfield in front of the hospital in 1305. A commemorative plaque marks the rough location.
I worked at Barts in the late 90s and used to sneak off to visit the pathology museum and the Hogarth paintings in my lunch break. There were also some interesting tunnels which I believe were for the nurses to travel between their accommodation and the wards. And a slightly creepy underground swimming pool too. My office had once been a nurse's bedroom, that building has been demolished now. It's a fascinating place and still a busy, working hospital too πŸ₯

Emily Organ Writer

4 weeks 2 days ago

It's publication day for Penny Green book 8! πŸ“— If you pre-ordered it then hopefully it will be on your kindle now. If not, then there's still time before the price goes up. I hope you enjoy it, it contains my longest ever historical note! There was a lot of research for this one.


Edited to say: paperback on its way!

Emily Organ Writer

1 month 1 day ago

One of my favourite authors, Agatha Christie, was born on this day in 1890. I love this little book of Miss Marple quotes which I bought last week. πŸ“–

β€œWe old women always do snoop. It would be very odd and much more noticeable if I didn’t.” - A Murder is Announced

Emily Organ Writer

1 month 4 days ago

Very, very excited to be sharing this news with you! Tragedy at Piddleton Hotel has been shortlisted in Amazon UK's Kindle Storyteller Award πŸ˜„

UK Kindle Storyteller Award shortlist revealed | The Bookseller
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Emily Organ Writer

1 month 1 week ago