C.A.Asbrey developed a deep interest in early forensics and detection methods working in the field. She researched early detectives and the tools available to them for years before developing her characters. They are compelling versions of real people, all her crimes are based on fictionalized versions of real crimes, and the methods used to solve them were available to detectives at the time. She likes her mysteries twisty, complex, and intricate; through a fog of history and a touch of light humor.
She is a writer of mysteries and a fan of all things Victorian and obscure, topped off with interest in early forensics, science, music, jaywalking, ordering the best meal at the table in a restaurant and dropping out of society to do whatever she wants. She enjoys an eclectic mix of the old and new, foreign and obscure, funny and dramatic, so includes these elements in her writing.
She loves finding gadgets which were invented earlier than popular wisdom accepts, especially when they involve the spying and scientific techniques of the of the past. If you are looking for historically accurate mysteries with laced with vivid characterizations, romance, and compelling plots, these are the books for you.
The Innocents (The Innocents Mystery Series) (Volume 1)
Pinkerton Detective Abigail MacKay is a master of disguises-and of new crime-solving technology! But she'll have to move fast to stay a step ahead of Nat Quinn and Jake Conroy.
Nat and Jake are the ringleaders of The Innocents, a western gang that specializes in holding up trains carrying payrolls-and Nat is pretty savvy when it comes to using the new sciences of 1868 in committing his crimes.
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Innocent as Sin (The Innocents Mystery Series Book 2)
Nat Quinn and Jake Conroy are just doing their job-robbing a bank! But when Nat sees Pinkerton agent Abigail MacKay is already there, he knows something isn't right. Is she on the trail of The Innocents again, or has she turned up in Everlasting, Wyoming, by coincidence?
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