Friday, August 2, 2013

The Mysterious Case of Mr. Strangeway by Karina Cooper

Cherry St. Croix is young, pretty, intelligent and hard working.  The only reason she's doing bounty hunting is to get herself established in the field and have enough money to live on.  She has skills and she intends to use them.

Carina Press and Net Galley allowed me to download this ebook for review (thank you).  It will be published August 5th.

This is a Victorian London/Steampunk cross story.  Notices are posted on a bulletin board in a bad part of town and you read the jobs listed and choose one.  Cherry chooses to bring in a man wanted for bad debt.  She has no desire to kill someone or beat them badly; she just wants some money to live on.  When she finds a metal man in the same place she's hunting, she realizes this life might be a bit more complicated than she anticipated.

Cherry is an interesting character and she needs someone to watch over her; she's fearless.  Luckily she meets someone who fits that bill and they travel through the dark streets looking for secrets together.

I enjoyed this read.  It's novella length and a good fantasy.  Why not get a coffee or tea and try it yourself?

Happy reading.

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