The Diabolical Miss Hyde

The Diabolical Miss Hyde

eBook - 2015
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A debut entry in a steampunk series inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic follows the experiences of Dr. Jekyll's daughter, a forensic scientist in Victorian London who uses newfangled gadgets to catch a terrifying psychopath. Original. 35,000 first printing.


Forensic science, magic, mystery, and romance mix in this edgy steampunk fantasy—a retelling of the horror classic, in which Dr. Eliza Jekyll, daughter of the infamous Dr. Henry Jekyll—pursues a dangerous murderer in an alternate Victorian London.

In an electrified Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a crime scene investigator, hunting killers with newfangled technological gadgets. She will need every advantage available to catch a terrifying new psychopath splattering London with blood. Hidden in the grimy shadows, the fiendish murderer preys on beautiful women, drugging them before slicing off their limbs. Finding the “Slicer” can make Eliza’s career . . . or unmask her darkest secret. Like her father, she has a hidden second self that emerges when she drinks his forbidden magical elixir. Just a few sips, and a seductive and impulsive Lizzie Hyde is unleashed.

The members of the Royal Society do not trust Eliza, and they send their enforcer, the mercurial Captain Lafayette, to prove she’s a dangerous sorceress. The careful doctor knows that one wrong step can make her prey to the clever Lafayette, a man who harbors an evil curse of his own. No matter how much she craves the elixir, she must resist.

But as the Slicer case draws her into London’s luminous magical underworld, Eliza will need the potion’s power to help her . . . even if it might attract the attentions of Lafayette. .

Even if it means setting the wild Lizzie free. . . .

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Dr. Eliza Jekyll, haunted by her father's elixir that can transform her into wild and impulsive Lizzie Hyde, must solve the case of a London serial killer before her secret second self is revealed.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Voyager, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062363084
Branch Call Number: Mystery Carr
Characteristics: 444 pages ; 21 cm


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ChristchurchLib Apr 17, 2016

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel, this series opener introduces Eliza, daughter of the infamous Henry Jekyll. Like her father, Eliza is a doctor -- though unlike her murderous parent, she works for the police as a crime scene investigator. She's also got an alter ego: the impulsive Lizzie Hyde. As if chasing down serial killers weren't enough of a challenge, Eliza must also protect Lizzie (and herself) from Captain Remy Lafayette of the Royal Society, which distinguishes between science (the law of the realm) and sorcery (punishable by death). If you enjoy The Diabolical Miss Hyde, don't miss its sequel, The Devious Dr. Jekyll.


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