Fiction for Victoria Day
Queen Victoria inherited the throne on June 20 1837 when she was 18 years old and remained monarch until her death in 1901. It was the longest reign in the history of the British monarchy and the longest reign by a female monarch in history. The years of her reign coincided with a period of great cultural, political, industrial and scientific change.
As if her actual life wasn't busy enough, Queen Victoria lives on as a fictional character in a wide range of novels which include standard historical fiction, crime and fanciful speculative fiction novels.
The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
Queen Victoria asks her agents Sir Maurice Newbury and Veronica Hobbes to investigate after an airship mysteriously crashes in this Steampunk mystery.
The Captive of Kensington Palace by Jean Plaidy
The novel concentrates on Victoria's early years, particularly her sheltered environment. This is the first book in Plaidy's Queen Victoria series followed by The Queen and Lord M, The Queen's Husband and the Widow of Windsor.
A Flaw in the Blood by Stephanie Barron
Irish barrister Patrick Fitzgerald is summoned to Windsor Castle by Queen Victoria where Prince Albert is near death. She is a woman uncertain of the future and obsessed with the past. Threats to his own life complicate Patrick's search for the truth about the Queen's history.
India Black and the Widow of Windsor by Carol K. Carr
After an assassination threat, Queen Victoria's favourite spy India Black disguises herself as a palace servant to investigate.
Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter by A.E. Moorat
When Queen Victoria ascends to the throne she must not only contend with traditional affairs of state, but also with a secret war between her subjects and the undead.