The Clockwork Scarab

The Stoker & Holmes Novels

Book 1
Chronicle Books
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The sister of Bram Stoker and the niece of Sherlock Holmes investigate missing girls and murder in this steampunk fantasy mystery series opener.

Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you’re the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And when two society girls go missing, there’s no one more qualified to investigate. Now fierce Evaline and logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, navigate the advances of not just one but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve murder with only one clue: a strange Egyptian scarab.

The stakes are high. If Stoker and Holmes don’t unravel why the belles of London society are in such danger, they’ll become the next victims.

Praise for The Clockwork Scarab

“With its fog-shrouded setting, its heart-racing and clever plot and, most of all, its two completely delightful, kick-butt heroines, The Clockwork Scarab is pure, delicious fun from beginning to end.” —Rachel Hawkins, New York Times–bestselling author of the Hex Hall series

“The author’s writing exudes energy, romance, and humor, and she gives her heroines strong, vibrant personalities as they puzzle out the expansive mystery unfolding before them.” —Publishers Weekly

“The mishmash of popular tropes (steampunk! vampires! Sherlock Holmes!) will bring readers in, but it’s the friendship between the two girls that will keep them.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This book has it all: plot, setting, character development . . . . All in all, the vivid setting and the finely drawn, compelling heroines make this a fine choice for readers who like their stories with steampunk spice and smart, strong women.” —School Library Journal
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Bram Stoker’s sister and Sherlock Holmes’s niece investigate a mysterious medium, vampires, and murder in this steampunk fantasy adventure.

Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you’re the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood, so to speak.

After the Affair of the Clockwork Scarab, Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes are eager to help Princess Alix with a new case. Seventeen-year-old Willa Aston is obsessed with spiritual mediums, convinced she is speaking with her mother from beyond the grave. What seems like a case of spiritualist fraud quickly devolves into something far more menacing: someone is trying to make Willa appear lunatic using an innocent-looking spiritglass to control her. The list of clues piles up: an unexpected murder, a gang of pickpockets, and the return of vampires to London. But are these events connected?

As Uncle Sherlock would say, there are no coincidences. It will take all of Mina’s wit and Evaline’s muscle to keep London’s sinister underground at bay.

Includes a bonus sneak peek chapter from the next book in the Stoker and Holmes series, The Chess Queen Enigma by Colleen Gleason

Praise for The Spiritglass Charade

“Gleason’s novel is a well-oiled machine . . . the authentic historical framework, the adeptly integrated steampunk devices, the compelling personalities and backgrounds of the outwardly tough but inwardly vulnerable heroines.” —School Library Journal

“There’s lots of fun to be had from this odd-couple investigative team’s snarky banter, the well-imagined setting’s steampunk details, and Gleason’s flashes of satiric humor.” —The Horn Book Magazine
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Publisher
Chronicle Books
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Published on
Sep 17, 2013
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Pages
361
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ISBN
9781452129860
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
Young Adult Fiction / Girls & Women
Young Adult Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Young Adult Fiction / Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural
Young Adult Fiction / Steampunk
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