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

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Emily Organ Writer

Emily Organ Writer

1 day 17 hours ago

The adventures of Penny's father, Frederick Brinsley Green, are based on the experiences of a number of Victorian plant hunters. During my research I read 'Travels and Adventures of an Orchid Hunter' by Albert Millican which demonstrates how plant hunting became little short of pillaging by 1891. Some areas which Millican travelled to had already lost their orchids to plant hunters and he spent several months felling 4,000 trees to collect 10,000 plants. Even after all this plundering many of the orchids didn’t survive the trip across the Atlantic to Britain. It was a dangerous business: Millican had arrows fired at him, had his camp attacked and was eventually killed during a fight in a Colombian tavern.

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1 week 3 days ago

Churchill and Pemberley are back! And they're tasked with investigating some strange happenings in the churchyard. Just 99c / 99p for a very limited time - not a pre-order - you can read it now! I hope you enjoy it πŸ˜ƒ hyperurl.co/55ugf6 If the link doesn't work for you, you can try these ones: US - www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BK813CF UK - www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08BK813CF AU - www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08BK813CF CA - www.amazon.ca/dp/B08BK813CF Paperback to follow shortly.

Emily Organ Writer

Emily Organ Writer

2 weeks 5 days ago

Here's a location I've been enjoying researching for Penny Green 10. London Zoo! It opened to the public in 1847, after first being founded as a 'scientific zoo' 20 years previously. I've found some fascinating accounts and pictures from the 1870s which reveal a public entertainment side to the zoo - elephant and camel rides for children and monkeys wearing clothes. Quite typical for Victorian times I suppose! I like the detail in this map showing how the zoo was laid out in the late 19th century. It's courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.

Emily Organ Writer

Emily Organ Writer

4 weeks 15 hours ago

There's a new case for two elderly detectives to solve. Coming in a few weeks! πŸ˜ƒ

Emily Organ Writer

Emily Organ Writer

1 month 4 days ago

Here at last! The Gang of St Bride’s is available to buy in paperback πŸ˜€ πŸ“– hyperurl.co/iaqzyb

Emily Organ Writer

Emily Organ Writer

1 month 2 weeks ago

There's a lot of subterranean London for Penny to explore, if you've read The Gang of St Bride's you'll know that she encounters the River Fleet. It's one of London's numerous β€˜lost rivers’ which were covered over in past centuries as the city grew. Many of them were incorporated into the 19th century sewer system πŸ’© The Fleet is a tributary of the Thames and runs from Hampstead in north London down to its outlet beneath Blackfriars Bridge. The river is no longer visible above ground but apparently you can hear it through a grating in Ray Street, Clerkenwell.

Emily Organ Writer

2 months 2 days ago

The map of Penny Green's London has been updated - it now has almost 100 locations from the series! You can click on each location and view more information about it πŸ˜ƒ drive.google.com/open?id=1OpmEOCb9OovRMM_ACKMk4Q1bdusKfvUP&usp=sharing

Emily Organ Writer

2 months 2 weeks ago

Emily Organ Writer

2 months 2 weeks ago

A listen for lockdown! 🎧 I had a chat with author Alexandra Amor recently for her podcast, It's a Mystery. You can hear me read an extract from Puzzle in Poppleford Wood and chat about Churchill and Pemberley. I can recommend Alexandra's podcast for a bit of mystery escapism πŸ˜€ I hope you've been enjoying your Easter weekend 🐣, despite the circumstances. Stay safe and well ❀️

Emily Organ Writer

Emily Organ Writer

3 months 7 hours ago

Currently number one new release in its category! Thank you very much everyone πŸ™πŸ˜ƒ