Coming soon in Print. (On Order, place a request now!)
This steampunk fantasy intrigues me because it is a twist on the familiar Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde story. I absolutely love the cover of this first book in the new Electric Empire series.
The Diabolical Miss Hyde is about the daughter of Dr. Henry Jekyll, Dr. Eliza Jekyll, who is a crime scene investigator. Cue the song “Who Are You” by The Who.
The setting of The Diabolical Miss Hyde is an electric-powered Victorian London with lots of interesting tech gadgets for Eliza to use in her search for a new killer that is on the loose.
Much like her father, Eliza has a secret. A seductive and impulsive side that exhibits itself with the help of her father’s elixir.
The story doesn’t stop with hunting down a killer and an alternate personality. There is also an element of magic involved when Eliza is accused of being a sorceress.
I’m really looking forward to this twisted re-telling of the classic Hyde story.
If you are in the mood for another Jekyll/Hyde re-telling with a bit of Edgar Allan Poe, you might want to check out this next book.
“In 1820s Philadelphia, a girl finds herself in the midst of a rash of gruesome murders in which her father and his alluring assistant might be implicated”– Provided by publisher.
I really enjoyed this fast-paced first book in the “Of Monsters and Madness” Gothic series. It was a cross between Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, with a bit of a Northanger Abbey flavor. Add to that the historical element of including Edgar Allan Poe and it was an interesting read. Be on the lookout for the next book in this series, coming soon, called “Of Phantoms and Fury“!
– Michelle Frost, Indy PL Librarian