THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF MR. STRANGEWAY
This is a prequel novella in the entrancing steampunk series, the St. Croix Chronicles. It’s always interesting to learn where a complex character comes from, what drives her to do what she does and why. This adventure in the world of debutante/bounty hunter Cherry St. Croix is so well written, readers would almost expect to see men in brass suits and a city in the sky materialize before them. If you have yet to try this series, this is the perfect way to get started!
A young lady of society, Cherry St. Croix has been provided with everything. After the death of her parents, she lives in a gilded cage — a boring cage she will do anything to escape. And she does. As a collector of bounties, she delves into a dangerous world she knows nothing about. Her first collection job seems easy enough. Mr. Strangeway is simply behind in his debts and the purse for his capture is enough to tempt anyone. However, Cherry soon discovers she has a competitor for all that coin, and the simple case turns into something more diabolical. (CARINAPRESS.COM, dl $1.99)