ruby hart takes a photograph

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Genre: Cozy historical mystery (possible series)

Summary: It’s 1911 London and Ruby Hart is an aging stage actress. Instead of going into the movies, she decides to retire and pick up photography. One day, while taking photos of the locals, she accidentally photographs a murder and now she is determined to find out who killer is before she’s next.


April 12, 2024

  • Transferred research from EPbaB



Wish list of titles at Amazon.

Contemporary Fiction Titles 
Recently published titles on the Edwardian era

Period Fiction Titles
Published titles during the Edwardian Era (or shortly after)


General Websites

  • BBC History Magazine One of the best, if not the best, jumping off points for history regarding United Kingdom, the continent, and how it also affects the world. I also obsessively love their podcast.
  • British Library’s Flickr Search over 1 million images
  • British Museum Search over 2 million objects from all periods of history.
  • Hathi Trust Large digital repository of materials from nearly 100 institutions worldwide.
  • History Pin
  • Internet Archive Largest archive of moving images, texts, audio, and other ephemera that is out of copyright or copyright free.
  • National Gallery London You can view collections online by artist and by year. Fantastic to see what was being created for your particular time period.
  • Old Maps Online
  • Project Gutenberg One of, if not the largest eBook collections of out of copyright or copyright free materials.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Search through thousands of images on art and design, create an account to download the images.
  • UK Inflation Converter Convert ye olde prices to modern pricing, from 1270-1970
  • US Inflation Converter 1913 – Present via Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • US Inflation Converter 1774 – 2013 via Measuring Worth
  • Wikipaintings Encyclopedia of fine arts.

Topic: Food

Topic: Health & Beauty

Topic: Home & Design

Topic: Newspapers/Magazines/Advertising

Topic: People

  • The Edwardians: Family Life and Work Experience Before 1918. 453 life-story interviews originally collected as part of the study

Topic: Postcards

Topic: Photography

Topic: Theater

Topic: Victorian

(Many academics still consider Edwardian to be very late Victorian)