The Devil’s Grin


“…a formidable dark-romantic conspiracy novel. A duel of two deduction monsters.”

“…a powerful debut.”

“…one of the best Sherlock Holmes novels of all time.”

In Victorian London’s cesspool of crime and disease, a series of murders remains undiscovered until a cholera victim is found floating in the city’s drinking water supply. Dr Anton Kronberg, England’s best bacteriologist, is called upon to investigate and finds evidence of abduction and medical maltreatment. While Scotland Yard has little interest in pursuing the case, Kronberg pushes on and crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes. The detective immediately discovers Kronberg’s secret – a woman masquerading as a man in order to practice medicine – a criminal deed that could land her in prison for years to come. But both must join forces to stop a crime so monstrous, it outshines Jack the Ripper’s deeds in brutality and cold-bloodedness.

The Fall


“…dynamite! (…)  unparalleled in detective literature.” 

Eluding Scotland Yard and Sherlock Holmes, Anna Kronberg leads an inconspicuous life far from London. Until the day she wakes up to a gun pressed against her temple. With her father held hostage and no help in sight, Anna finds only one way out – to take her captor for a dance along the razor’s edge while delving into Britain’s tentative beginnings of espionage and systematic biological warfare.

The Journey


“I loved this whole series, outstanding!”

Pregnant with her enemy’s child and with an assassin following her every step, Anna Kronberg must hurry to find the true motivation behind Moriarty’s plan to use disease as a weapon. Bit by bit, she and Sherlock Holmes unravel a spiderweb of crime, espionage, and bioterrorism that spreads across continents.

The Lion’s Courtship


“A hypnotic journey.” 

Anna Kronberg isn’t precisely what one would consider a good Victorian gentlewoman. Disguised as Anton, she has a challenging career as a male medical doctor during the day. At night, she’s an unflinching nurse who treats the members of her colourful and impoverished neighbourhood.

Garret O’Hare is handsome, charming, never without his set of lockpicks, and bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound. So he does what he does best: he breaks into the home of the neighbourhood nurse, hoping she’ll save his life.

Anna, however, doesn’t need anyone poking around in her private life. And she most certainly doesn’t need a bloody thief collapsing into her bed in the dead of night.

Blog Comments

Anna Kronberg Series. I am hooked!! Please give us another book to continue her story. I have read every book you have written and am so happy to find a “real” writer who makes one think.

Silent Witnesses (Anna Kronberg book 5) is in the making and you can read it here:
I’m glad you like the series, Sharon 🙂

I agree! Your books of the Anna Kronberg Series have keep my interest so that I have actually read them all twice! I am ready for another Anna Kronberg book!!

What is the title of the 4th book in the Anna Kronberg series

Prequel: The Lion’s Courtship
Book 1: The Devil’s Grin
Book 2: The Fall
Book 3: The Journey
Bundle of book 1,2, & 3: Moriarty
5th book: Silent Witnesses (working title). I plan to publish this in winter 2017, but you can get pre-publication access through my bookclub:

I love your Anna Kronberg character! i look forward to reading more about her!

Thank you, Deborah!

I also realize I purchased The Lion’s Courtship: Prequel to the Anna Kronberg Series and The Journey (Anna Kronberg Book 3)! Don’t know how I missed the Fall but It is on my list to purchase soon.

Are you going to add more books to this series?

I’m not sure, Pam. I started another book with Anna in Boston, but it’s far from being finished.

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Enjoyed the read – not sure how you can use Sherlock Holmes as a character – did you buy the rights? or are you related to Conan Doyle?

Hi Sarah, Holmes & Watson are in the public domain. Everyone can write them

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Sehr geehrte Frau Dr. Wendeberg, habe auf Grund einer Rezension in der Welt Ihr Buch gekauft & in einem Stück verschlungen..
Begeisterung ist gar kein Ausdruck, es war nur viel zu kurz… Wann ist mit Bd.2 in deutsch zu rechnen? Ich finde, Sie schreiben auf einer Höhe mit
Trudy Canavan,Aileen P. Roberts ,Simon Becket und Kathy Reich. Vielen Dank für kurzweilige (Lese-) Stunden.

Dankeschön für das tolle Kompliment! Da bin ich ja ganz rot geworden 🙂
Alle 4 Kronberg Bücher werden (wahrscheinlich) auf deutsch im nächsten Jahr heraus kommen. Band 1 nochmal als Taschenbuch (kostet weniger) und Band zwei auch (beide im Frühjahr), sowie Band 3 und 4 im Herbst.

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