First in Series
A Ruby Redlick Investigates Historical Mystery
Ruby Redlick escapes domestic family life in Upper Norwood with dreams of the West End stage. Instead she meets Soho peril. When a queen’s jewels are stolen and a chorus girl is murdered backstage, the police finger an innocent foreigner and 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.
Ruby Redlick Mysteries Series
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.
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.
“Part of the pleasure of the novel comes in figuring out what’s entirely fictional, and what contains a grain of truth, or more than a grain.”
Titanic has Launched!
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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.
Meet the real life characters from the Ruby Redlick Mystery series
The more I delve into the fascinating history of the early 1900s, the more I discover how much mystery in history remains either forgotten, buried, or 'settled' with a narrative that has become accepted over time but is often highly suspect. The first book in the...
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.
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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