About Darcie Wilde

Darcie Wilde writes her classically styled (not to mention stylish) mysteries as well as adventurous romances from a university town in a certain northern-midwestern state that has been known to bear some passing resemblance to a mitten.  When not writing, she’s reading, cooking, hiking, swimming, climbing things, raising her rapidly growing son and trying to convince her cat — Buffy the Vermin Slayer — not to do any further damage to the furniture.

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Wilde, and Useful

useful womanStories, and series evolve.  I had initially seen A Useful Woman as a Romance.  It was my clear-sighted editor who read the summery and suggested writing Rosalind as the heroine of a new mystery instead.

I am a mystery reader and grew up on the classics, and I am so delighted that Rosalind Thorne the Useful Woman has gained so many readers, and so many great reviews.

Publishers Weekly says:

“Wilde brings the haute monde of early 19th-century London to vivid life…

The Historical Novel Society says:

“I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and look forward to the next book in the series.”

We’ve got an excerpt, and more reviews and all the links to buy your own copy, right here:


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It’s the Holidays!

TIME TO PARTY LIKE IT’S 1899!!! And I’ll be doing my partying at the fabulous Aunt Agatha’s Mystery Bookshop on Saturday Dec. 9.  Starting at 2pm I’ll be joining Con Lahene who writes the 42nd Street Library mysteries, and Patricia Abbott, author of SHOT IN DETROIT; AND legal thriller writer […]

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