The Ministry of Curiosities

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046 ratings

The Ministry of Curiosities Boxed Set Publisher's Summary

This boxed set contains the first three books in C. J. Archer's popular Ministry of Curiosities series. Titles in the set include:

  1. The Last Necromancer
  2. Her Majesty's Necromancer
  3. Beyond the Grave

Description of The Last Necromancer:

For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn't raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time, her father banished her. This time, she brings even more trouble upon herself.

People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her.

Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs a necromancer to control his newly made creatures. There was only one known necromancer in the world - Charlotte - but now there appears to be two. Lincoln captures the willful Charlie in the hopes the boy will lead him to Charlotte. But what happens when he discovers the boy is in fact the young woman he's been searching for all along? And will she agree to work for the man who held her against her will, and for an organization she doesn't trust?

Because Lincoln and his ministry might be just as dangerous as the madman they're hunting.

©2017 C.J. Archer (P)2017 C.J. Archer
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  • Book 1-3

    • The Ministry of Curiosities Boxed Set

    • Books 1-3
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 26 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    This boxed set contains the first three books in C. J. Archer's popular Ministry of Curiosities series. Titles in the set include The Last Necromancer, Her Majesty's Necromancer, and Beyond the Grave. Description of The Last Necromancer: For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just the kind of series I love to listen to!!

    • By Patricia on 04-04-18

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 1

    • The Last Necromancer

    • The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    For five years Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn't raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time her father banished her. This time she brings even more trouble upon herself. People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • To much romance and not enough necromancy

    • By BikeVON on 12-01-16

    Regular price: $18.56

  • Book 2

    • Her Majesty's Necromancer

    • The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    When bodies go missing from the cemetery, Lincoln and the Ministry of Curiosities investigate. But not Charlie. As a housemaid at Lichfield Towers, she doesn't get involved in ministry business. Instead she conducts investigations of her own. She searches for details about her real mother and makes inquiries into Lincoln's background. What she learns has the power to destroy the fragile trust they've built or bring them closer together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • broken sections

    • By Moonstruck715 on 03-22-17

    Regular price: $18.56

  • Book 3

    • Beyond the Grave

    • The Ministry of Curiosities, Volume 3
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    At the request of Lady Harcourt, Charlie and Lincoln begin searching for her missing stepson. Still recovering from her ordeal at the hands of a diabolical villain, Charlie is supposed to be resting. But resting is dull, so she throws herself into the task at hand, much to Lincoln's frustration. The search leads them down a dark path littered with family secrets and titillating scandal. Using her necromancy to expose those secrets, Charlie unwittingly raises a spirit with the power to override her control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love

    • By autumn on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Grave Expectations

    • The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 4
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    Charlie's life is perfect. She has everything her heart desires. Until it all goes horribly wrong. Charlie and Lincoln return to London to find two supernaturals have been murdered, and Charlie might be next. As if that wasn't bad enough, the man who adopted her has escaped from prison, and the committee members have just learned some news that infuriates them. Now there's talk of sending Charlie away again. Far away. Charlie is kidnapped and forced to summon one of the murder victims - but she's unable to send him back.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • mixed feelings

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-14-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Ashes to Ashes

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 5
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    Charlie is gone, and Lincoln finds that Lichfield Towers offers no sanctuary. With reminders of her at every turn, and employees threatening to mutiny, he must try to find the murderer who is killing supernaturals on his own. And keep the murderer away from Charlie. When the strongman from the visiting Barnum and Bailey's circus is murdered, Lincoln suspects a link, but piecing together the clues becomes dangerous and difficult work. He can't afford to be distracted, yet he finds he can't concentrate fully on the task.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short and didn't advance the story

    • By Nicholle on 08-11-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 6

    • From the Ashes

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 6
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    When Charlie returns to Lichfield, she steps into chaos. The killer is still on the loose, Lady Harcourt's secret is out, Seth and Gus are gone, and Lady Vickers has come to stay. But nothing compares to the chaos inflicted on Charlie's heart by seeing Lincoln every day. Despite their frequent clashes, Lincoln and Charlie manage to work together to narrow their list of suspects. No one can be trusted, especially not the members of the committee who are not what they seem. Long buried pasts are dug up as Charlie and Lincoln attempt to restore peace to Lichfield.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful series!

    • By Amber on 11-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Of Fate and Phantoms

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 7
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    As Charlie and Lincoln’s lives settle into a harmonious pattern, a new threat arises that could have far reaching effects for the royal family and Lincoln’s parents. When a seer warns the Prince of Wales that his life is in danger, only Charlie and Lincoln take her seriously. After all, what sensible person would believe a gypsy who claims the danger will come in the form of the prince's dead father?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Lori on 05-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Veiled in Moonlight

    • The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 8
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    When a young gentleman is murdered by a shape shifter, Charlie and Lincoln interrogate their contacts and uncover a plot with links to the royal family - and links to more than one member of the ministry's committee. At the heart of the mystery is a sinister love triangle, corruption, lies, and treason. As they close in on their suspects, the dangers close in on them, and Lincoln's protective instincts come to the fore, setting Charlie on edge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book

    • By Anonymous User on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • Vow of Deception

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 9
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    With the wedding only days away, the Ministry is thrown into turmoil when another murder is committed by a shape-shifter. But this time, the newspapers make the connection to werewolves - and the Ministry. Suddenly, the attention is focused on Lichfield Towers and its residents as the police investigate and parliament wants to shut the organization down. It could spell the end of everything Charlie has come to love. As the authorities close in and ministry secrets are exposed, past allies can no longer be trusted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The resolution for Charlie and Lincoln

    • By Lee on 03-29-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10

    • The Wisdom of Madness

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 10
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    With Alice determined to discover the truth about her past and Seth determined to help her, the couple find themselves sucked into a world where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. On the run to escape a mad queen's wrath and with an entire realm looking for them, tensions fray and friendships are tested. Even worse for Seth, shocking secrets he'd rather leave buried are brought to the surface. Joined on their adventure by an irritable Gus and a mysterious Eva, the four friends must learn the truth of Alice's past so she can forge her future. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it!

    • By Pinklady on 11-11-18

    Regular price: $19.95