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Praise for Mary Winters

“The atmosphere of Victorian London with its class differences are essential elements in this delightful character-driven historical mystery...”

—STARRED REVIEW Library Journal

“Lady Agony’s second outing is a refreshing libation of mystery, wit, and Victorian society, with a twist of romance. Dear Reader, you will ask for another!”

—Dianne Freeman, Agatha Award winning author of the Countess of Harleigh mystery series

“Enjoy the charming characters, a touch of romance, and an unexpected denouement."

Kirkus Reviews

About Mary

Mary Winters is the Edgar-nominated author of the Lady of Letters historical mystery series. She is also pens cozy mysteries under the name Mary Angela ( A longtime reader and fan of historical fiction, Mary set her latest work in Victorian England after being inspired by a trip to London. 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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Edgar Awards 2024

I had a wonderful time in New York City for the Edgar Awards. I met many talented writers at The Mysterious Bookshop, the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine pre-party, and the awards banquet. I also did some sightseeing in Times Square, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Central Park. Here are a few pictures from the trip!  

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About the Series

A Lady of Letters 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.