Elyssa Warkentin has studied Marie Belloc Lowndes and her circle for over a decade, and has published and presented widely on various aspects of her life and work. She edited Lowndes’s seminal novel The Lodger in 2015. She holds a PhD in Victorian Literature from the University of Alberta, Canada, and studies late-Victorian crime fiction, particularly stories by and about women. She also writes fiction; her epistolary novel about nineteenth-century Arctic exploration, A Land so Wild and Savage, was published in 2018. She is currently a Research Facilitator at the University of Manitoba, Canada.