Posted on February 12, 2011 in Uncategorized
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The Mysterious Lady Law by Robert Appleton
Publisher: Carina Press
E-book courtesy of Carina Press
In atime of grand airships and steam-powered cars, the death of a pennilessyoung maid will hardly make the front page. But part-time airshipwaitress and music hall dancer Julia Bairstow is shattered by hersister’s murder. When Lady Law, the most notorious private detective inBritain, offers to investigate the case pro bono, Julia jumps at thechance—even against the advice of Constable Al Grant, who takes herprotection surprisingly to heart.
LadyLaw puts Scotland Yard to shame. She’s apprehended Jack the Ripper andsolved countless other cold-case crimes. No one knows how she does it,but it’s brought her fortune, renown and even a title. But is shereally what she claims to be—a genius at deducting? Or is Al right andshe is not be trusted?
Julia is determined to find out the truth, even if it means turning sleuth herself—and turning the tables on Lady Law…
This was a cute, fast little steampunk mystery and a fun diversion between novels. Not much room for character development because of the length, but the mystery moved along nicely and I liked the steampunk and sci-fi elements of the story. Nothing fantastically unique here, and I wasn’t dazzled by any means, but what was done was done fairly well, and I enjoyed the little twist at the end! I realize this is an e-book and my rating says library or borrow, but you get the idea:)
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