Reviews and Blog Posts: Victorian England

Oscar Wilde and a death of no importance

by Gyles Daubeney Brandreth

Reviewer Rating:
4

The incomparable genius Oscar Wilde teams up with Arthur Conan Doyle and writer Robert Sherard to solve the mysterious murder of Billy Wood. Richly detailed with an intricate plot, this literary mystery is cozy while also being intellectually stimulating.

The pigeon pie mystery

by Julia Stuart

Reviewer Rating:
3

This is a charming cozy mystery set in Victorian England among the "grace and favour" set.  While reading I learned many interesting facts about arsenic, and India, how to avoid bill collectors, and how to bicycle in the 1890s. Princess Mink and her maid Pooki are a wonderful comic duo,...

Soulless

by Gail Carriger

Reviewer Rating:
3

Vampires, werewolves, steampunk, and romance.  Any of these elements alone would typically have me scoffing without cracking open the cover.  But in an effort to expand my reading horizons and based on a colleague’s recommendation, I made it past my initial prejudices and enjoyed this book more than I would...

The luckiest lady in London

by Sherry (Sherry M.) Thomas

Reviewer Rating:
2

I used to be a connoisseur of romance novels, in my younger days. I enjoyed the escape of a well-written novel, interesting characters, and good dialogue. Hoping for a little of that escapism, I picked up Luckiest Lady in London.

Soulless, the manga. Vol. 1

by Gail Carriger

Reviewer Rating:
4

This steampunk style paranormal romance graphic novel based on the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger is a fun, sexy little story about a feisty female in Victorian England who is unhappy with the restrictions placed on her gender.  Bursting with curiosity and especially interested in scientific discoveries and inventions,...

The Martian war : a thrilling eyewitness account of the recent alien invasion, as reported by Mr. H. G. Wells

by Kevin J. Anderson

Reviewer Rating:
4

If you like H.G. Wells, you will enjoy Kevin J. Anderson's book The Martian War.  Real and fictional characters come together in the novel to create an enthralling, exciting adventure.  Percival Lowell, a man obsessed with Mars and the race he believes inhabits it, recruits Dr. Moreau to help him in...

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