A Study in Silks
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 24-09-2013
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 531
Edition language: English
Series: The Baskerville Affair (#1)
This, the first book of the Baskerville Affair, is a solid start to a trilogy that will appeal strongly to any who count themselves fans of Sherlock Holmes, so long as they don't mind a bit of magic alongside their mayhem. While it wasn't a perfect book, with a complex and sometimes difficult-to-...
Plot summary: Evelina Cooper, niece of Sherlock Holmes, is ready for her first London Season - except for a murderer, missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse. In a Victorian era ruled by a ruthless steam baron council, mechanical power is the real monarch, and sorcery the demon enemy o...
The sheer length of this novel sucked all life from the characters and the plot. I gave up half-way through because I was getting absolutely nowhere.It was bad enough the author kept jumping the narrative from character to character but when she stared to mess with the timeline too! It was beyond ...
A Study in Silks starts with a mysterious murder of a young maid and disappearance of magic automatons. It happens in a house where Evelina Cooper lives with her best friend Imogen and her family. She finds herself in the middle of ugly family secrets, while trying to solve the murder and simultaneo...
This was really pleasurable steampunk fiction, ladies and gents. Not steampunk-ish which is pretty popular these days, but something that was full of delightful cogs and gadgets, and with a whole empire running on steam. Loved it!Steven Harper, Meljean Brook and Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris come to...