Fact Meets Imagination
The Black Midnight by Kathleen Y’Barbo is a marvellous historical murder mystery novel. It is part of the True colors series which is fabulous.
The author has woven her story around the Whitechapel murders of 1889 and the Austen, Texas murders of 1885. It is believed, in reality and in fiction that these murders may have been committed by the same person. As a historian living in England, I have read widely around the crimes of Jack the Ripper so I found the whole story absorbing and fascinating.
Underneath the surface a romance bubbles away. The reader senses the tension between being a professional and the attraction for another.Continue reading