Spiritglass Charade: a Stoker and Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason

Spiritglass Charade: a Stoker and Holmes Novel

Written by Colleen Gleason
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Spiritglass Charade: a Stoker and Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason

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.


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

About the Author

Colleen Gleason is the author of the paranormal romance series, The Gardella Vampire Chronicles and the post-apocalyptic romance series, The Regency Draculia. This is her debut young adult novel.

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360 pages


Colleen Gleason
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Chronicle Books

Publication date

1st October 2014



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