This is the website of VL McBeath, author of
The Ambition & Destiny Series
Eliza Thomson Investigates.
The story of one family’s trials, tribulations and triumphs as they seek their fortune in Victorian-era, England.
A series of cozy mysteries set in a small English village at the beginning of the 20th century.
If you like murder mysteries and historical heroines with attitude, you’ll love this step-back-in-time series.
The remaining content on this website predominantly reflects the research supporting key elements of The Ambition & Destiny storyline.
The 70 years covered in the series were a time of rapid change and thanks to the Industrial Revolution. It saw the country evolve from a largely rural environment to an urban, industrialised one. It also gave men the opportunity to rise from their working-class origins to join the ranks of the middle-classes.
Use the menu bar above to discover more about the lives of the Victorians.