The Diabolical Miss Hyde: An Electric Empire Novel by Viola CarrThe Diabolical Miss Hyde: An Electric Empire Novel by Viola Carr

The Diabolical Miss Hyde: An Electric Empire Novel

byViola Carr

Paperback | February 10, 2015

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Forensic science, magic, mystery, and romance mix in this edgy steampunk fantasy—a retelling of the horror classic, in which Dr. Eliza Jekyll, daughter of the infamous Dr. Henry Jekyll—pursues a dangerous murderer in an alternate Victorian London.

In an electrified Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a crime scene investigator, hunting killers with newfangled technological gadgets. She will need every advantage available to catch a terrifying new psychopath splattering London with blood. Hidden in the grimy shadows, the fiendish murderer preys on beautiful women, drugging them before slicing off their limbs. Finding the “Slicer” can make Eliza’s career . . . or unmask her darkest secret. Like her father, she has a hidden second self that emerges when she drinks his forbidden magical elixir. Just a few sips, and a seductive and impulsive Lizzie Hyde is unleashed.

The members of the Royal Society do not trust Eliza, and they send their enforcer, the mercurial Captain Lafayette, to prove she’s a dangerous sorceress. The careful doctor knows that one wrong step can make her prey to the clever Lafayette, a man who harbors an evil curse of his own. No matter how much she craves the elixir, she must resist.

But as the Slicer case draws her into London’s luminous magical underworld, Eliza will need the potion’s power to help her . . . even if it might attract the attentions of Lafayette. .

Even if it means setting the wild Lizzie free. . . .

Viola Carr was born in a strange and distant land, but wandered into darkest London one foggy October evening and never found her way out. She now devours countless history books and dictates fantastical novels by gaslight, accompanied by classical music and the snores of her slumbering cat.
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Title:The Diabolical Miss Hyde: An Electric Empire NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.05 inPublished:February 10, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062363085

ISBN - 13:9780062363084

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refreshing writing style A great twist on an old story and lots of unexpected moments thrown in. It's refreshingly unpredictable and the writing style is unique , although some times hard to follow. Fantastic read overall.
Date published: 2017-08-10

Editorial Reviews

“There’s plenty of twists and turns, with a dash of magic and a wink at the classic literature.”