By Emma Jane Holloway
In a Victorian period governed by way of a council of ruthless steam barons, mechanical strength is the true monarch and sorcery the demon enemy of the Empire. however, the main coveted weapon is magic which can run machines—something Evelina has secretly mastered. yet instead of making her fortune, her exact skills may suggest loss of life or an eternity as a visitor of Her Majesty’s mystery laboratories. What’s a well mannered younger woman to do yet brain her manners and pray she’s by no means stumbled on out?
yet then there’s that homicide. As Sherlock Holmes’s niece, Evelina may be capable of finding the solutions, yet she has much to profit. And the 1st choice she has to make is whether or not to belief the good-looking, smart rake who makes her breath come swifter, or the rushing trick rider who might dare something for her if she might purely simply ask.
Praise for A examine in Silks
“This ebook has as regards to every little thing: magic, machines, secret, mayhem, and all of the possibility one expects while people’s loves and fears collide. I can’t wait to come to the realm of Evelina Cooper!”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
“As Sherlock Holmes’s niece, investigating homicide whereas navigating the advanced shoals of Society—and romance—in another Victorian England, Evelina Cooper is an enthralling addition to the canon.”—Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling writer of the Kushiel’s Legacy series
“Holloway takes us for relatively a experience, as her plot snakes via an alternative Victorian England jam-packed with intrigue, romance, homicide, and tiny sandwiches. jam-packed with either thrills and frills.”—Nicole Peeler, writer of the Jane actual series
“A examine in Silks is a captivating, adventurous journey with a heroine who's either smart and proficient. The brushes with the Sherlock Holmes mythos in basic terms upload to the joys of this story, and readers are absolute to fall in love with Evelina and the London she inhabits.”—Philippa Ballantine, writer of Geist
“In A examine in Silks, Emma Jane Holloway has created a superb reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes mythos set in a late-Victorian Britain governed through nefarious commercial titans known as steam barons. Holloway’s shrewdpermanent writing, consciousness to element, and elegant characters forge a desirable international that mixes brass-plated steampunk expertise with magic. by way of turns a coming-of-age tale, a gas-lamp mystery, and a fantastic magical fable, A examine in Silks is the greatest novel of an writer to watch.”—Susan Griffith, writer of the Vampire Empire series
“Holloway stuffs her event with an abundance of characters and ideas and fills her heroine with abilities and graces, all inside of a enjoyable, brisk narrative.”—Publishers Weekly
“Splendid . . . The characters are completely captivating and the worldbuilding is first-rate.”—RT booklet reports (four stars)
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