Linscott employs the name Caro Peacock for a newer historical mystery series featuring a young Victorian detective, Liberty Lane. So far, I have read only one of her Liberty Lane books--A Foreign Affair (which happens to be the first novel of the series). Here is my review of that novel (at the time I did not realize that Peacock was the pseudonym for an established writer):
Peacock has a remarkable command of the history of the early Victorian period. She manages to pack a lot of historical detail into her writing without boring the reader. The details never overshadow the story. Liberty is a believable character and I found myself just as indignant as she when characters who seem to know details of her father's fate refuse to tell what they know. A writer that can involve their readers that closely in the story is rare and it's even rarer for them to have that kind of control in their first novel. It was a later book in the series that first caught my eye, and, hating to jump into a series in mid-stream, I went to find the first book. I look forward to following Liberty through her future adventures. Four out of five stars.