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A Ruby Redlick Mystery


Ruby Redlick escapes the confines of domestic family life in Upper Norwood to join the West End music hall. When a Maharajah’s emeralds are stolen and a murder occurs backstage, Ruby decides to investigate.

Historical Mystery Author

Tracy Jennifer Johnson

TJJ has written and published over a hundred titles in various genres under other pen names. The Ruby Redlick mysteries are based on the life of her real Great Aunt Ruby, and a deep dive into her first love, historical fiction.

When not forcing butt into chair assisted by endless cups of mocha, she likes to get out into the mountains, or stretch out after a long day in that chair with some yoga and an infra-red sauna. And some days she just shakes up a cocktail. 

Tracy Jennifer Johnson

Ruby Redlick Mysteries Series

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The Music Hall Murder

Ruby joins the Gaiety Girls and a ‘fast’ life in society London. But when a murder occurs and a Maharajah’s jewels disappear Ruby is called to investigate. 

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The Titanic Mummy Murder

Ruby has set up an amateur detective agency in Monte Carlo. But when she has looks into the mysterious disappearance of priceless Egyptian artefacts, the result is murder. 

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The Country House Conspiracy

1913 Ruby is in London with her mentor, the courtesan La Belle Otero. The suffragettes are becoming more militant and life is about to take a violent turn.


“We girls have gotta stick together.” Ivy said, taking her arm. “And now I think it’s time for champagne.”

– Ivy Trevalyn, Gaiety Girl

Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 25 2021

Book Launch Reading • Online

Meet the author and reading from The Music Hall Murder. 

December 24 2021

Book Launch Reading • Los Angeles, CA

Meet the author online and hear her read from The Titanic Mummy Murder.

Titanic has Launched!

Out now in paper and e-book

The Mummy Strikes

Book 2 Ruby Redlick mysteries

Ruby agrees to amateur sleuth for the Khedive of Egypt and discover which of the millionaire Americans is taking ancient artefacts from the tombs. But Monte Carlo is a hotbed meeting spot for monarchs and oligarchs and when she’s asked to investiagate a furious row, she ends up with more on her plate that just the squib. 

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Historical notes

Meet the real life characters from the Ruby Redlick Mystery series

The Titanic Conspiracy

The Titanic Conspiracy

Many things don’t add up about the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Not least the convenient loss of gilded age millionaire JJ Astor IV, an opponent of JP Morgan.

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The World’s First Social Influencer

As I went through the various edits to The Titanic Mummy Mystery, the more I became absorbed by the character of La Belle Otero, who came vividly to life through the narrative journey. She was known as the World's Most Famous Courtesan, and the Suicide Siren, for the...

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A Fabulous Courtesan

A Fabulous Courtesan

Of all the world-renowned courtesans of the era, Carolina, La Belle Otero, was too fabulous a character not to include in a major role. It’s hard for us to understand now, just how pre-eminent the courtesans were during the belle époque. As icons, they not only...

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