P.B. Ryan Books

As P.B. Ryan, I write historical mysteries set in 19th century Boston. The bestselling Nell Sweeney series features a young Irish-born governess who is assisted in her sleuthing by her employer’s black sheep son, an opium-addicted former battle surgeon named William Hewitt. The complicated, slowly evolving relationship between Nell and Will has been described by a reader as “the beating heart of the series,” and I think that’s a fairly accurate assessment. For more information about my mysteries, visit PB-Ryan.com.