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REVIEW: Newbury & Hobbes II: The Osiris Ritual (George Mann)

More steampunk detective work in a smog-shrouded alt-London; the second in a series, this one involves rogue agents, sinister magicians and a mysterious mummy.

It’s nice to have a set of novels so completely on-the-nose to my particular set of fictional pleasure centres (detectives in smog-swatched Victorian London, especially with steampunk, and I’m there in an instant), and it’s a mark of my affection for this series that I’ve read the second so fast (I have such a big to-be-read pile that I feel guilty on behalf of the other lonely, languishing books if I read further volumes in a series too promptly). 171 more words

Chapter Eighty-Two: Trappings

The birds fell silent in the trees overhead. Our eyes met.

“Why do you keep coming back? Go on and tell my secrets to everyone who will listen. 634 more words


The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone is one of Wilkie Collins’ most popular novels, and is considered to be one of the more important works in detective fiction. The titular moonstone is stolen from a young English woman, Rachel Verinder, who inherited the moonstone from her uncle, a British army officer who served in india. 115 more words


The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Written in 1589, The Woman In White is Wilkie Collins’ fifth novel, and one of the more famous sensation novels of the period. It is considered an early example of detective fiction, and features Walter Hartright, a man who attempts to solve the mystery revolving around the titular “woman in white.” 222 more words


Victorian Children's Lit - The Dreadful Story of Harriet and the Matches

I thought I’d do something a little different today and give you a wonderful example of Victorian children’s literature. I will do a more in-depth examination of the subject soon, but in the meantime, I hope this will amuse you. 383 more words


Read a Sample of The Lady Taken for Free

Dear Reader,

It’s been an exciting day here in NYC. I just finished up edits from my proofreader, and now The Lady Taken: Part 1… 116 more words

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