Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday: The Mysterious Lady Law

Waiting on Wednesday is a Weekly Meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Book: The Mysterious Lady Law by Robert Appleton
Release Date: January 31st, 2011
Genre: Steampunk / Mystery / Romance
Publisher: Carina Press
Description from Goodreads: In a time of grand airships and steam-powered cars, the death of a penniless young maid will hardly make the front page. But part-time airship waitress and music hall dancer Julia Bairstow is shattered by her sister's murder. When Lady Law, the most notorious private detective in Britain, offers to investigate the case pro bono, Julia jumps at the chance-even against the advice of Constable Al Grant, who takes her protection surprisingly to heart.

Lady Law puts Scotland Yard to shame. She's apprehended Jack the Ripper and solved 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 she really what she claims to be-a genius at deducting? Or is Al right and she 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...

Please tell me... how could this not sound awesome? A steampunk mystery/romance with a character named Lady Law? It sure sounds like a great time to me! Plus, that cover is simply gorgeous.. don't you think?


MiaandSofia said...

A superb pick! It looks really interesting. Happy Reading :)
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Mia @GrippedintoBooks

Jan von Harz said...

Oh this sounds amazing, I really have quite a few steampunk novels to read but this one is a new title for me. Thanks for putting this on my radar.

Jamie - I'm a guy, btw! said...

I agree 100%...awesome steampunk, awesome MC Name, awesome cover...can't go wrong! Excellent choice!

Pixie said...

Haven't head of this one, looks like another new book today that I will be adding to our list.

Our WoW

Nina said...

I adore steampunk. I got this trough netgalley and I do hope it's good. :) Awesome pick.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Shadows of a Down East Summer: An Antique Print Mystery
By Lea Wait
Publication date: April 1, 2011

In the summer of 1890, two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine. What happened that summer, the secrets the women kept, and the lies they told, changed their families forever. Now, more than a hundred years later, one of their descendants has been murdered, leaving to antique print dealer Maggie Summer the family papers that may finally reveal the truth. Maggie's vision of a relaxing vacation in Maine- antiquing with beau Will Brewer and visiting his Aunt Nettie- turns into a murder investigation. Maggie must discover which of the family myths are based on reality, before someone she cares about becomes the next victim. With the centennial of Homer's death in 2010, there is renewed interest in his work and in the renovation of his studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, where some of the novel's action takes place.

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