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A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway
Edited by Anne Groell
Cover Artist: Gene Mollica and David Stevenson
Review by Mel Jacob
Del Rey Mass Market Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345537188
Date: 24 September 2013 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: Author's Website / Show Article /

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Product Description: Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is poised to enjoy her first Season in London Society. But there's a murderer to deal with--not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse.

In a Victorian era ruled by a council of ruthless steam barons, mechanical power is the real monarch and sorcery the demon enemy of the Empire. Nevertheless, the most coveted weapon is magic that can run machines--something Evelina has secretly mastered. But rather than making her fortune, her special talents could mean death or an eternity as a guest of Her Majesty's secret laboratories. What's a polite young lady to do but mind her manners and pray she's never found out?

But then there's that murder. As Sherlock Holmes's niece, Evelina should be able to find the answers, but she has a lot to learn. And the first decision she has to make is whether to trust the handsome, clever rake who makes her breath come faster, or the dashing trick rider who would dare anything for her if she would only just ask.

(Source: Del Rey)

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