Sunday, December 30, 2012

Automatic Woman by Nathan L. Yocum

Jacob "Jolly" Fellows is a thief catcher.  When he's hired to recover an Automatic Woman (robot like), he thinks it's just another case.  When the Automatic Woman kills his employer and almost kills him, he knows this case is going to be more than a simple theft.  Especially when he's charged with murder...

Curiosity Quills Press and Net Galley let me download an ebook of this story (thank you).  The book has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

An unusual and interesting story, it's set in Victorian England and has many well-known characters to the story.  Some were living people, others fictional people, but Mr. Yocum made them all meld into the story to make the tale more tantalizing.

It seems the inventor added something different to Automatic woman; she has a spark of life.  Everyone wants that secret and suddenly Jolly goes from following a thief to fleeing for his life.  This is a Victorian mystery with a bit of steampunk thrown in.  I'd like to see the author write another in this series.  I don't think our Automatic woman is done yet.  And I know Jolly isn't.

Happy reading.    

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