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The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins)

This book was first published in 1868 and is often considered to be the first whodunnit novel. It’s the story of the theft of a precious and cursed Indian diamond, the Moonstone, from the room of a young lady, Rachel Verinder, on the very day she inherited it. 443 more words


Weddings in the 1840s

My wedding anniversary is tomorrow, November 26, so for this month’s post on life during the 1840s, my topic is weddings of the times. 620 more words


Steampunk Book Review: The Secret of Abdu el Yezdi (Burton and Swinburne #4)

At the end of Mountains of the Moon, our heroes, and in fact time itself, are left in rather dire straights. If you remember, I actually read the books out of order, so for me when I got to the end of book 3, a lot of what I had already read in book 4 made a lot more sense. 603 more words


Women's Steampunk Costume Basics

Women have a lot of options for costuming when it comes to Steampunk. There is a great deal of variety from proper Victorian lady to Wild West Burlesque and even menswear for the engineer or adventuress look. 532 more words

Victorian Era

REVIEW: Deanna Raybourn's A CURIOUS BEGINNING, Or Curmudgeon Meets His Match

As Miss Bates discussed elsewhere, she was a fan of Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey mysteries. She enjoyed Lady J.’s cool, independent demeanor and was in love with Nicholas Brisbane, Julia’s sometime-partner, occasional-antagonist, … 1,567 more words


EGM Review: Assassin's Creed Syndicate

A jolly good time

Assassin’s Creed is one of gaming’s constants. Like a sports title or Call of Duty, the Assassin’s Creed series has maintained a high-level of quality on an annual basis for a long time now (since 2009) and has turned into a solid go-to for everyone who needs a regular action-adventure fix. 2,209 more words

Ray Carsillo