The Black Midnight: A Review

“The Black Midnight” by Kathleen Y’Barbo is part of the True Colors series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime.

Scotland Yard Meets Texas

This series blends truth and fiction as we turn through history pages to ponder what might be. That is the journey that the author of “The Black Midnight” takes us on. Queen Victoria’s Granddaughter, Annie, who works for Scotland Yard, has been investigating the Whitechapel murders. There is a series of killings happening in Texas that are very similar. Annie arrives in Texas to ask her former partner and beau, Isaiah, to help determine if her uncle is the culprit.

A Bit Far-Fetched

The mystery in “The Black Midnight” was more far-fetched than I would have liked. Anyone who is hoping to find an intriguing twist to Jack the Ripper Lore will be disappointed. Still, I could suspend disbelief enough to enjoy the story, and there is plenty to enjoy. The romance was fantastic. Not too heavy or dramatic. The language and the content were clean, as this is a Christian series.

The Black Midnight is a Good Read

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction with a dash of mystery and romance.

I give “The Black Midnight” 4 stars

Thank you to NetGalley and Barbour Publishing for providing me with a copy of “The Black Midnight” in exchange for an honest review. The views I’ve expressed are my own.

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About Heather Erickson

I am an author, writer, speaker, and widowed mom of 3. Since doctors diagnosed my husband, Dan, with stage IV lung cancer in 2012, I’ve focused my writing and speaking on helping cancer patients, and their families advocate for themselves and live life to the fullest, despite their illness. My goal is to help people face cancer with grace. My books are available at

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