"Circling the Sun" by Paula McClain tells the compelling and exotic story of Beryl Markham, a British-born Kenyan aviator and horse trainer who forged her way through life and broke barriers. Abandoned by her mother and raised by her father on his Kenyan farm, Beryl's extraordinary life is marked by hardship, beauty, love, heartache, and hope.
No More Dying Then by Ruth Rendell
A five-year-old boy and a twelve-year-old girl disappear from the village of Kingsmarkham. When a child's body turns up at an abandoned country home one search turns into a murder investigation and the other turns into a race against time. Inspector Wexford series.
First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies
by Kate Andersen Brower
The murder investigation of the death of a maid in a Victorian household is handled by the young Inspector Thomas Pitt who finds no one above suspicion. He is drawn to the pretty Charlotte Ellison, when a romance between a society girl and a lowly policeman was considered impossible. First in the series.