Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

I enjoyed this book in which the characters were a mix of real and fictional. Mina Holmes (Sherlock's niece) and Evaline Stoker (Bram's sister) get thrown together by Irene Adler who needs to find who is abducting young women. Princess Alexandra has asked for her discreet help.  With the help of two young men, the girls figure out who is taking the women and why!

This is a teen fiction book.  But I really enjoyed it.  I liked how the girls were quite different from each other but needed the skills of the other girl to solve this mystery.

Summary from chroniclebooks:
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.

For an excerpt, click here.

Pages: 350

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