September 10, 2014
Alton Bartleby is a social savant and the foppish toast of steampunk London’s upper crust. James Wainwright is a brilliant but socially stunted working class engineer with a flair for invention and a propensity towards violence. Together they solve the mysteries that Scotland Yard cannot.
This novel is the first in the Galvanic Century steampunk series of mysteries set in Edwardian England. Join Bartleby and James as they tackle their first four cases as consulting detectives.
In “And They Called Her Spider” they hunt an impossible assassin, trying to end her reign of terror before she can disrupt Queen Victoria’s Platinum Jubilee.
In “Maiden Voyage of the Rio Grande” the detectives fight to clear James’ name aboard an airship before sabotage sends them crashing into the city below.
“On the Trail of the Scissorman” sends the pair after a monstrous serial killer turning London’s children into orphans.
Finally, “A Matter of Spirit” delves into the shadow world of séances and spiritualism as they look for a missing medium in the parlors of Knightsbridge… and beyond.