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By: Robbert Jan Swiers

Mary Copeland: Victorian detective

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Mary Copeland: Victorian detective examines the life of this young woman who is raised by her uncle and aunt in London in the late nineteenth century and who develops into a detective of stature who works on request for Scotland Yard. As a woman, however, it is almost impossible to fulfil a social function and so she has to do her job anonymously. She is assisted in this by employees of Scotland Yard, with whom she forms a secret unit over time.

The stories, which take place from 1888, include many painters from the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The titles of the four stories are taken from paintings from that time. Swiers impressively manages to portray the London of those days, just after The Ripper Murders and before The London Dock Strike.

In the Netherlands, the first four books on Mary Copeland were published between 2019 and 2022 and subsequent volumes are in preparation.

Robbert Jan Swiers (born in Middelburg, the Netherlands, in 1959) has more than eighty Dutch publications to his name: children’s books, history, archaeology, nature, poetry, novels and he contributed to language and history methods. In addition, he is (or has been) active in music, music theatre, film and cabaret and contributed to many developments in the field of art, archaeology, cultural heritage and culture. He is married and has two children.

Customer Reviews
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3 reviews
  • Sebastian

    Best story I read in a long time.
    Can't wait for the next part.

  • Joost

    The book contains 4 short stories and every one of them is better than the last. The writing and all little historical hints transport me to Victorian England in my mind. Definitely a good read!

  • Katerina

    Just finished the first short story of the book and cannot wait to read the rest. The story is captivating, the main heroine wins you over with her wits and a gentle hint of sarcasm and the book does a great job of getting you into the atmosphere of the era. I hope there will be more stories to be published because I suspect Mary Copeland can become an addicting read.

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