Posts Tagged ‘Victorian London’

The clockwork scarab : a Stoker & Holmes novel
By Colleen Gleason

Stoker & Holmes
What a quirky idea to mix historical characters in a murder mystery.

“Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you’re the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And when two society girls go missing, there’s no one more qualified to investigate.”
The trailer is quirky too and I love the sound of the old fashioned typewriter tapping away in the background. It is of course 1889!
I think I may have to unsubscribe a few family members because I know they will want to get the e-book before I get my hands on the paperback and then they will have read it before me. Hmm!
If you check out the link above you can read an excerpt of the book. Great beginning and I love the language. It sounds so authentic.
It has a bit of everything with fantasy, mystery, steam punk and a bit of Egyptian mythology and I will definitely be looking out for this one – due this month!

W.A.R.P. Book 1
The reluctant assassin
By Eoin Colfer

“It all began with the F.B.I and W.A.R.P (Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme) Hiding witnessess in the past to protect the future – until now…”

What a cool concept. Riley is from Victorian London apprenticed to the assassin, Albert Garrick
A wormhole monitored by the FBI provides an escape route for their latest victim but also for Riley and they end up in the 21st century in present-day London.
But Garrick is not far behind.
Enter Chevie Savano, the FBI’s youngest and most impulsive special agent. The chase begins but just who is chasing who and can Riley and Chevie stop Garrick from returning to the past with the knowledge and power and therefore the ability to change the world forever.
I have this book in front of me have been distracted from writing this post as I just want to get stuck in. The title of chapter one is “The killing chamber” so you know you just want to find a good place to curl up and start reading. Do look for it in your library or local bookshop. It is out there waiting for you!

Dodger
By Terry Pratchett

Dodger is a thief living amongst the sewers and squalor of Dickensian London. One night he rescues a young girl from a beating and suddenly everybody is after him. And just who is the young woman he rescued? There is a cast of eccentric characters living in well detailed Victorian London. Great for those who love historical novels with great writing.