The Laura Joh Rowland Wiki
The Laura Joh Rowland Wiki
This article is about the series. For information about the character, see Sarah Bain.

Sarah Bain (also known as Victorian Mysteries) is a series of mystery novels written by Laura Joh Rowland. It began in 2017 with The Ripper's Shadow and is still ongoing.


The series follows Sarah Bain, a spinster photographer who gets caught up in solving mysteries. Along with her joins Lord Hugh Staunton, a former aristocrat; Mick O'Reilly, a street urchin; Catherine Price, a budding actress; and Abraham and Rachel Lipsky, a Jewish couple.

Titles in the series[]

  1. The Ripper's Shadow (2017)
  2. A Mortal Likeness (2018)
  3. The Hangman's Secret (2019)
  4. The Woman in the Veil (2020)
  5. Portrait of Peril (2021)
  6. Garden of Sins (2022)


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Charlotte Brontë The Secret Adventures of Charlotte BrontëBedlam: The Further Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë
Sarah Bain The Ripper's ShadowA Mortal LikenessThe Hangman's Secret
The Woman in the VeilPortrait of PerilGarden of Sins
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