Dear Readers,
I regret to inform you of a murder...


About Murder in Postscript

Widowed countess Amelia Amesbury can’t wait for the afternoon post. Readers write to Lady Agony, her secret pseudonym, asking for advice on love, life, and friendship. Although Amelia’s used to fascinating tales, she’s stunned when one letter writer divulges witnessing a murder.

About Mary

Mary Winters is the author of the Lady Agony Historical Mystery series, coming from Berkley in 2023. A longtime reader of Victorian fiction and an author of two other mystery series, Mary decided to write a new book set in Victorian London after taking a trip to England. Since then, she's been busily planning her next mystery—and another trip! Mary is represented by Amanda Jain at BookEnds Literary Agency.

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Agony Columns in the Victorian Era

Murder in Postscript releases March 28, 2023, and my amateur sleuth, Amelia Amesbury, writes a weekly column under the pseudonym Lady Agony. You might be asking yourself, why Lady Agony? Dear Reader, I’ll tell you. Murder in Postscript is set in London, England, in 1860. At the time, periodicals were being produced in record numbers due to…

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About the Series

The Lady Agony Historical Mystery Series has been described as Bridgerton meets Murder She Wrote. Set in Victorian London, Murder in Postscript introduces readers to Amelia Amesbury, a countess who moonlights as an advice columnist for a weekly penny magazine. Correspondents pour out problems or agonies in their letters to Lady Agony, and Amelia answers in kind. While she loves her charge Winifred and her favorite aunt Tabitha, she craves the excitement of her secret job and persona. The public is increasingly interested in knowing the mysterious writer behind the signature: Lady Agony.