Patricia Catacalos


I hold a BA in Theatre from Seton Hill University and a MA in Theatre from the University of Denver. Years ago, when still single, I acted in and directed plays in the Philadelphia area but suffered the fate of many artists, struggling financially. So I entered a career in sales. But, my creative spirit needed to express itself and several years, ago, I started writing historical romances. I discovered that writing historical romances is my passion. I love weaving historical personalities into my plot, interacting with my fictional characters. Recently, I began writing historical mysteries/intrigue and again, love the aspect of interspersing historical fact and personalities into my story line.
I am married to a loving and supportive man with a Greek heritage (which influenced a couple of my novels) and we live in southern New Jersey.

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1832 Regency
In 1832 London, there was a cholera epidemic while body snatchers stole corpses from graves, selling the cadavers to medical schools.
The Bloody Ruse
Price: $3.99 USD.
Dual Duplicity
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Zane Brothers Detective
The three books in this series highlight mysteries occurring and intertwining with the murders of Leather Apron (Jack the Ripper) and the Torso Killer in slums of London known as Whitechapel.


Dual Duplicity
Series: 1832 Regency. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,830. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency
London, 1832…Miss Julia Maxwell has a secret and she fears that her twin Julian will unintentionally betray her while working as an intern with Dr. Bennet Caldwell, Viscount Holmes. If anyone should discover Julia’s secret, it would destroy Julia’s reputation and Julian’s chance to fulfill his dream of being a physician and surgeon. Already others, who wish Julian to fail, plot against him.
The Bloody Ruse
Series: 1832 Regency. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,640. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
London, 1832…Simon St. Lawrence, Viscount Waverly, lives a rakish lifestyle. So, his parents have arranged a marriage for him. Lady Marisa Denton is as opposed to the marriage contract as is Simon. Together, they scheme to dissolve the marriage arrangement but reluctantly fall in love. In the meantime, they are dangerously thrust into a search for a murderer in league with body snatchers.
Her Stolen Life (The Zane Brothers Detective Series Book 4)
Series: Zane Brothers Detective. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,220. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
London, 1888…Alexia Alexander has agreed to marry Evan Zane but only after he and his brothers determine her real identity. The clairvoyant Mrs. Lennon, who Alexia now calls Aunt Hattie, found Alexia as a child, lost and starving, in Whitechapel. While the Zane Brothers Detective Agency determines who Alexia is, the brothers are also following a man Mrs. Lennon envisions to be Jack the Ripper.
Taunting Her Killer - Book 3 in The Zane Brothers Detective Series
Series: Zane Brothers Detective. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,040. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Historical
London, 1888…A clairvoyant envisions two men as potentially being Jack the Ripper. She hires The Zane Brothers Detective Agency to determine which man is threatening her. While investigating her case, the brothers are also searching for a missing woman. Oddly, the two cases intersect, making both cases mysteriously perplexing. And, Evan Zane finds the clairvoyant's niece equally mystifying.
Bedeviled by Her Suspicions
Series: Zane Brothers Detective. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,010. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
London, 1888… Leather Apron (Jack the Ripper) is mutilating women in Whitechapel. And Isabel Haynes achingly fears that her cousin, the enigmatic Thomas Haynes Cutbush, could be the serial killer. She hires the Zane Brothers Detective Agency to determine if her fears are founded. The roguish Noah Zane is determined to find the truth while protecting the captivating Isabel claiming his heart.
The Mystery of Her - Book 1 in the Zane Brothers Detective Series
Series: Zane Brothers Detective. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,700. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
London, 1888…Two serial killers are mutilating women in the slums of Whitechapel. But even in the bedchambers of the peerage, a killer is claiming lives. Lady Kiera Everett wishes to hire the Zane Brothers Detective Agency to prove that her sickly father was murdered by his attending nurse. Soon the Whitechapel murders intersect with the case being investigated by the brothers.
The Mistletoe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,150. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
England 1874…Marcus Brody is suddenly guardian to his recently deceased brother’s three little girls. Christmas is fast approaching and he needs help from the children’s maternal aunt, Lady Alyssa, who wants nothing to do with her nieces. But in soliciting her help, is Marcus unknowingly drawing her into a paranormal encounter with Spirits warning of mortal danger.
A Dagger to the Heart
Series: Victorian Spy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,710. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
England, 1866…An assassin has been hired to kill the United States Ambassador to Britain and the covert operative, Dagger, must protect the diplomat while ferreting out the assassin. And in order to stay close to the Ambassador, Dagger, in his real identity as Elijah Sinclair, Viscount Gilchrist must play escort to and ultimately protect the man's American nieces, Aurora and Ginny, from danger.
A Yankee Spy in Victorian London (Book 2 - Spy Series)
Series: Victorian Spy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,620. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
England 1865…American, Caitlyn Cody Carrington, wishes to exonerate her British great-uncle accused of treason but his arrest is a ploy to ferret out an elusive double-agent. She is asked to serve as a spy for the Crown, reporting to the mysterious spymaster, Raven, and partnering with the charismatic Earl of Huntingdon. Both men intrigue, confuse and enthrall her…until she discovers why they do.
Love Letters to a Victorian Spy (Book 1 - Spy Series)
Series: Victorian Spy, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,900. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Historical
England – 1865…Colin Layton, Viscount Evanston, is the spy, ‘Fox’, who must ferret out a double-agent working with the Prussians searching for a ledger, containing the names of British operatives, which has gone missing. Colin must also determine who is writing ‘love letters’ to him. Are the letters taunts suggesting that someone knows he is a spy or were they truly written by a secret admirer?
A Romance for Every Season - A Collection of Four Novellas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,840. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Set in Victorian England…four seasonal love stories to warm the heart and nurture a romantic spirit.
A Perceived Indiscretion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,830. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Southern New Jersey 1878…The ever proper Englishman turned Philadelphia lawyer, Ethan Webb, encounters the witty and feisty widow, Keri Mallory James, who does not trust men, having been betrayed by one man and abused by another. Neither expects to find love amidst the rumors of murder, a destructive hurricane and the devastating Cape May Fire of 1878…while under the watchful eye of a specter.
An Angelic Love-Match
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,120. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
England 1862 – Raphael Wells suffered with his little sister’s precocious friend, Gabrielle, who looked upon him with adulation. But she left England as a child and now returns as a beautiful woman who is now cold and disinterested in Raphael who is captivated by her. Or is Gabrielle feigning a disinterest? Is she playing a game of seduction? But who will be the seducer and who the seduced?
In the Fox's Den of Iniquity
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
England 1853 – Cyprian Fox, Marquis of Foxglove, has inherited the family curse passed down through generations. His ancestor was cursed by a witch and now his male descendants live as fox in daylight and as man at nightfall. When he meets the captivating Harper Greer Avery, the witch’s descendant, he hopes that she possesses a reversal to the curse before it is too late. But can he trust her?
A Night of Lost Innocence
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,170. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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England 1862 – Lucien St. Ives, Viscount Manchester, believes that no lady would want him, a ‘freak of nature’. So periodically he arranges assignations with ‘clean’ whores. An impoverished Lady Christabelle Jacobs arrives unexpectedly, at his estate, to beg Lucien for the return of a family heirloom lost by her father in a card game and Lucien mistakes her for an expected prostitute.
The Highwayman Wore A Corset
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,270. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
England 1862 – Morgan St. Martin, Viscount Breckenridge, wants to catch the highwaymen who had waylaid his carriage, killed his driver and left Morgan for dead six weeks earlier. But in setting a trap for the culprits, he encounters feisty Lady Samantha Pierce posing as a highwayman to catch the very same thieves who murdered her father. They reluctantly join forces.
A Devilish Saint
Series: Paranormal Historical, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,390. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
England 1862 – Isabella St. Martin’s grandfather has painted the St. Lawrence family as scoundrels. But when she meets a devilishly handsome Dylan St. Lawrence, Viscount Waverly, he is not the ogre she expected him to be. Dylan is captivated by Isabella and is determined to court her. But firstly, he must discover why her grandfather hates his family. And an impish ghost will help his cause.
Staging Love
Series: Paranormal Historical, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,250. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
England 1862 – When Gabriel St. Lawrence met Lady Serena Lloyd, she treated him with disdain and the usually charming Gabriel responded in kind with hurtful insults. And then, the Lady disappeared. Now three years later, he has purchased a theatre purported to be haunted. But the ‘haunting spirit’ is a very real woman searching for a murderer...Serena. But is she the only spirit afoot?
Hypnotic Love
Series: Paranormal Historical, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,710. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
England 1861 – The rakishly charming Charles Phillips, Viscount Chesterholt, is repeatedly surprised by a female nightly visitor who roams his country estate seemingly in search of something. She appears entranced. Is she real or ethereal? What is she seeking? In searching for answers, Charles enters a realm of mystery, deceit, and murder to discover who this woman is and why she ‘haunts’ him.
An Appealing Apparition
Series: Paranormal Historical, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,490. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
England 1855 - The venturesome Lady Portia Phillips is determined to discover the identity of the puckish and handsome specter repeatedly appearing to her. As she investigates, questions arise... is this Spirit haunting her or is there some other explanation for his ethereal appearances? Is it a cry for help? Portia must learn the truth before she loses her heart to this appealing apparition.
The Aura of the Crescent Moon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,370. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
England, 1854… Charity appears as a mysterious, veiled woman insisting upon an interview with Hugh Morgan for the position of governess. Hugh was cuckolded by his deceased wife and no longer trusts women, doubting that ‘his’ child is truly his own and achingly withholds love from the little girl. But once kind-hearted Charity lifts her disguise, she will teach Hugh to trust and love once again.
The Greek Fisherman's Catch
Series: Greek, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,150. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Greece, 1853…Taki intends to avenge his mother’s wartime rape, twenty-nine years ago, by a Turkish General and his English cohort. He has searched years for the two men and discovers that beautiful Natalie, a visitor to Greece, is the Englishman's daughter. She will be Taki’s lure to bring her father back to Greece. But the vengeful Taki and passionate Natalie unwillingly become captives to love.
The Greek Carpenter's Touch
Series: Greek, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,150. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Greece, 1852… Sofia hires a guide, sight unseen, to take her and her sister to the Peloponnesus and mistakes affable Nikos as that guide. Nikos, a carpenter and a widower disenchanted with marriage, agrees to be Sofia's guide because he has an 'illegal' task he must accomplish en route. Together they will travel on a perilous and adventurous journey...ending in love.

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