Joni Swift loves the personalities and personal motivations in historical events. She also loves travel and to weave foreign cultures into the tapestry of her works. Adventure, suspense and espionage are just part of her historical mysteries. Her debut series, The Edward Tyrington Mysteries, feature Edward Tyrington – son of the Earl of Essex and destitute archaeologist. His misadventures with powerful people of his day (1860s) make for wonderful stories.