Book Spotlight: The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr

Posted 9 February, 2015 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Book Spotlight / 10 Comments

Title: The Diabolical Miss Hyde
Author: Viola Carr
Series: Electric Empire #1
Genre: Steampunk, Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages: 464 pages
Release Date: February 10, 2015

Book Description:

Forensic science, magic, mystery, and romance mix in this edgy steampunk fantasy—a retelling of the horror classic, in which Dr. Eliza Jekyll, daughter of the infamous Dr. Henry Jekyll—pursues a dangerous murderer in an alternate Victorian London.

In an electric-powered Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a crime scene investigator, hunting killers with inventive new technological gadgets. Now, a new killer is splattering London in blood, drugging beautiful women and slicing off their limbs. Catching The Slicer will make Eliza’s career – or get her burned. Because Eliza has a dark secret. A seductive second self, set free by her father’s forbidden magical elixir: wild, impulsive Lizzie Hyde.

When the Royal Society send their Enforcer, the mercurial Captain Lafayette, to prove she’s a sorcerer, Eliza must resist the elixir with all her power. But as the Slicer case draws her into London’s luminous magical underworld, Eliza will need all the help she can get. Even if it means getting close to Lafayette, who harbors an evil curse of his own. Even if it means risking everything and setting vengeful Lizzie free …

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About Viola Carr

Viola Carr was born in Australia, but wandered into darkest London one foggy October evening and never found her way out. She now devours countless history books and dictates fantastical novels by gaslight, accompanied by classical music and the snoring of her slumbering cat. She loves history, and pops down to London’s many historical sites whenever she gets the chance. She likes steampunk, and thought it would be cool to investigate wacky crimes with crazy gadgets…just so long as her heroine was the creator of said wacky gadgets: a tinkerer, edgy, with a dash of mad scientist.

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10 Responses to “Book Spotlight: The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr”

  1. I’ve never read Steampunk and I am not sure if I would like it or not. But this does sound really good-so I guess there’s a first time for everything right?Maybe.. Thanks!

  2. GAH. I hate when this happens. Books like this one (steampunk in general), but especially this one, always make me think, “This one will be different. This one I will love,” b/c not just steampunk. Sorcery and Jekyll and Hyde and . . . *eyes glaze over* And I JUST decided to stay away from all things steampunk b/c Victorians are boring! Except for Karen Memory . . . and maybe this one too . . . and Jim Butcher’s got a new one coming out . . .

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