Brenda W. Clough

Brenda W. Clough spent much of her childhood overseas, courtesy of the U.S. government. Her first fantasy novel, The Crystal Crown, was published by DAW in 1984. She has also written The Dragon of Mishbil (1985), The Realm Beneath (1986), and The Name of the Sun (1988). Her children’s novel, An Impossumble Summer (1992), is set in her own house in Virginia, where she lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest.

Her novel How Like a God, now available from BVC, was published by Tor Books in 1997, and a sequel, Doors of Death and Life, was published in May 2000. Her novels from Book View Cafe include Revise the World (2009) and Speak to Our Desires.

And her series of Victorian adventures, The Adventures of Marian Halcombe, appeared, one a month, in 2021.

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Marian Halcombe

Marian Halcombe by Brenda W. Clough

The Thrilling Victorian Adventures of the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe
by Brenda Clough
FREE! (Novel)
ISBN 978-1-61138-941-8
A BVC Original

The most dangerous woman in Europe meets the greatest danger of all: love.

Miss Marian Halcombe thrilled the world In Wilkie Collins’ Victorian best-seller THE WOMAN IN WHITE.

In this sensational sequel, Marian uses all the wits and wiles she learned then to save her husband Theo Camlet from charges of bigamy and then murder. Women are supposed to be rescued in her world, but Marian fights to rescue everything she loves: her husband and her happiness.

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The King of the Book

The King of the Book by Brenda W. Clough

The Thrilling Victorian Adventures of the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe
by Brenda Clough
$3.99 (Novel)
ISBN 978-1-61138-942-5

A BVC Original

Marian Halcombe Camlet’s son has run away from his boarding school, and Queen Victoria’s jewels are stolen.

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The Jaguar Queen of Copal

The Jaguar Queen of Copal by Brenda W. Clough

The Thrilling Victorian Adventures of the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe
by Brenda Clough
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-943-2
A BVC Original

Walter Hartright returns to Central America to search for the leader of his expedition, and Marian’s husband Theo goes along, which leads to problems when they are kidnapped.

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The Earl in the Shadows

The Earl in the Shadows by Brenda W. Clough

The Thrilling Victorian Adventures of the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe
by Brenda Clough
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-944-9
A BVC Original

Marian Halcombe Camlet comes to awareness in the Dower House of a grand English country house, but she can’t remember how she got there.

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The True Prince of Vaurantania

The True Prince of Vaurantania by Brenda W. Clough

The Thrilling Victorian Adventures of the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe
by Brenda Clough
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-956-2
A BVC Original

Marian Halcombe Camlet had thought her worst enemy was dead. But a dangerous Balkan prince discovers that her husband Theo is his exact double, a handy stand-in for his own assassination.

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The Nautilus Knight

The Nautilus Knight by Brenda W. Clough

The Thrilling Victorian Adventures of the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe
by Brenda Clough
$3.99 (Novel)
ISBN 978-1-61138-967-8
A BVC Original

When her husband is accused of distributing pornography, Marian Halcombe Camlet is left in London juggling children, business, and a frightening pregnancy.

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The River Horse Tsar

The River Horse Tsar by Brenda W. Clough

The Thrilling Victorian Adventures of the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe
by Brenda W. Clough
$3.99 (Novel)
ISBN 978-1-61138-957-9

A BVC Original

Hidden in the back of an artist’s canvas is a golden token that draws Marian Halcombe Camlet into a web of international intrigue.

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The Compass of Truth

The Compass of Truth by Brenda W. Clough

The Thrilling Victorian Adventures of the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe
by Brenda W. Clough
$3.99 (Novel)
ISBN 978-1-61138-968-5
A BVC Original

Marian’s daughter is heartbroken when her fiancé becomes enmeshed in an American religious cult.

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The Pirate Princess

The Pirate Princess by Brenda W. Clough

The Thrilling Victorian Adventures of the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe
by Brenda W. Clough
$3.99 (Novel)
ISBN 978-1-61138-977-7

A BVC Original

Why does Marian Halcombe Camlet become drawn into the murderous politics of a tiny pirate kingdom in the South China Sea? Because the pirate is tall, dark, and irresistible!

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Speak to Our Desires

Book cover for Speak to Our Desires by Brenda W. Clough

by Brenda W. Clough
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-038-5

The Rolling Stones were wrong. Even when you get what you want, you just might find that it’s not at all what you need.

It’s June 1969 in New York City. The moon is in the second house, Jupiter has aligned with Mars, and private investigator Tim Coates is having his own personal summer of love. A gorgeous blonde girl hires him to find her missing mother. Finally, his life is starting to look like Nero Wolfe’s!
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Revise the World

Revise the World by Brenda Clough


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by Brenda W. Clough
$3.99

He said, “I am just going outside and may be some time.” He went out into the blizzard and we have not seen him since.

On March 16, 1912, British polar explorer Titus Oates commits suicide by walking out of his tent into an Antarctic blizzard, to save Robert Falcon Scott and the other members of the English exploration team. His body is never found — because he was snatched away into the year 2045 by scientists experimenting with a new faster-than-light drive.

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The River Twice

The River Twice by Brenda W. Clough

Edge to Center Volume 1
by Brenda Clough
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-764-3
A BVC Original

Calla Ang expects to be the next president of her Southeast Asian country, until a charming time traveler from Victorian England sweeps her into a dangerous tangle of overlapping realities.

Calla Ang has always known her own power. Her grandmother is the dictator of Jalanesia in Southeast Asia, and Calla’s future is to follow in her footsteps.

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Meet Myself There

Meet Myself There by Brenda W. Clough

Edge to Center: Book 2
by Brenda W. Clough
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-769-8
A BVC Original

Colonel Ben Ming can defend his nation Jalanesia and his wife, the President, from all the usual foes. But not from time traveler Jack Wragsland.

What good is time travel anyway? For Col. Ben Ming, head of Jalanesia’s armed forces and husband of President Calla Ang, it’s nothing but a headache.
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The Fog of Time

The Fog of Time by Brenda W. Clough

Edge to Center: Book 3
by Brenda W. Clough
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-770-4
A BVC Original

Somewhere, somewhen, time traveler Jack Wragsland has an enemy, an implacable and pitiless foe. It will cost Jack more than his life to defeat him.

What is time travel good for? Well, you need never lose. Redo that failure, rerun that war, reboot that relationship, until it flies. You can do and be whatever you desire.

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Gray to Black

Gray to Black by Brenda W. Clough

by Brenda W. Clough
$1.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-100-9

The alien invasion of Earth has begun. But the beachhead doesn’t look like Iwo Jima. It’s Laurel, blonde, blue-eyed and pregnant — but with what?

Parasitism is an insidious thing!

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It Happened at the Ball

It Happened at the Ball, ed. Sherwood Smith

Edited by Sherwood Smith

The pleasure of your company is requested.

Graceful feet tracing courtly steps.
Eyes in jeweled masks meeting across a room of twirling dancers.
Gloved hands touching fleetingly–or gripping swords…

Anything can happen at a ball.

You are invited to enjoy stories of fancy and fantasy from thirteen authors, framed in the splendor and elegance of a ballroom. Be it at a house party for diplomats and thieves, or Almacks in a side-universe in which the Patronesses have magic, or a medieval festival just after the plague years …

Prepare to be swept into the enchantment of the dance!

It Happened at the Ball

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