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*Warning: Contains spoilers for previous books in the series* Having read and loved the first two books in the series, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on A Study in Ashes by Emma Jane Holloway. The first two books had outlined the steampunk world of Victorian England perfectly, with the steam barons responsible for providing the country’s power desiring more and more influence. There are rumours that soon they could be more powerful than Queen Victoria, who is fast running out of heirs as her children are dying in…

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*Warning: Contains spoilers for book one* Carrying on from the myriad of plot twists and secrets left hanging at the end of book one is A Study in Darkness by Emma Jane Holloway, book two of her steampunk, Sherlock Holmes-based series. The end of the first book saw Evelina leave the Roth household after her relationship with Tobias was ended by the Gold King, Keating. In return for the safety of his family’s reputation, Keating forced a match between his daughter Alice and Tobias, leaving Evelina’s secret feelings for him…

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Taking on the ambitious task of combining romance, mystery and steampunk, A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway also merges with the iconic figure of Sherlock Holmes. Evelina Cooper is Holmes’ niece, and occupies a fragile status in society between the gentry and the servants as her upper class mother eloped with a circus performer. Having been brought up by the circus but rescued by her Grandmamma Holmes, her circus past remains a secret in her current home of Lord Bancroft’s. She is best friends with Bancroft’s daughter, Imogen,…

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Dead Calm by Shirley Wells (A Dylan Scott Mystery #4) Carina Press (June 2012) Ebook, 109 pages Mystery Picking up after the conclusion of Silent Witness, Dead Calm by Shirley Wells is the fourth book in the Dylan Scott Mystery series, and this time takes the form of a novella. Along with his wife Bev, their two children Freya and Luke and Dylan’s mother Vicky, the Scott family are taking a family cruise aboard the Midnight Sun. This cruise in the middle of November is a freezing cold expedition to…

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Silent Witness by Shirley Wells (A Dylan Scott Mystery #3) Carina Press (March 2012) Ebook, 287 pages Mystery Silent Witness by Shirley Wells takes place around eight months after the events of Dead Silent, with Dylan being called back to the dreary Lancashire town of Dawson’s Clough once again. This time he has the impossible task of proving a man’s innocence, or even his guilt, after a jury found him guilty of murder. Carly Walsingham was found dead in a bath of her own blood with her carotid artery severed, and all the…

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Dead Silent (A Dylan Scott Mystery #2) by Shirley Wells | Carina Press (Aug 2011) Ebook, 254 pages | Mystery Dead Silent by Shirley Wells is the follow-up to Presumed Dead, in which Dylan Scott finds himself called back to the Lancashire town of Dawson’s Clough – a place he never thought he’d see again. This time the private investigator has been called upon to solve another disappearance case, that of Samantha Hunt. Sam was a bright and bubbly young woman with her whole life ahead of her, until she failed to…


REVIEW: Hysteria by Megan Miranda


HYSTERIA by Megan Miranda PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Publishing RELEASE DATE: 14th February 2013 FORMAT: Ebook, 272 pages GENRE: Mystery, Young Adult Mallory’s life is falling apart. Her boyfriend was stabbed. He bled to death in her kitchen. Mallory was the one who stabbed him. But she can’t remember what happened that night. She only remembers the fear… When Mallory’s parents send her away to a boarding school, she thinks she can escape the gossip and the threats. But someone, or something, has followed her. There’s the hand that touches her shoulder when…




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