Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme I participate in (hosted by Breaking the Spine) because it gives me the opportunity to showcase some “coming attraction” books.
Today, I’m particularly interested in The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason! Just read this summary and you’ll find out why!
Two young women of similar age and standing have disappeared: one found dead and the other still missing. The only clue to connect them is a small Egyptian clockwork scarab. Only Miss Stoker and Miss Holmes are well-positioned enough—similar in age and stature as they are to the victims—to investigate. An unlikely pair, the fierce Evaline Stoker and logical Mina Holmes must follow in the footsteps of their infamous families—Miss Holmes has inherited her Uncle Sherlock’s keen investigative skills, while Miss Stoker has accepted her family calling as a hunter of the undead. The partners must find a way to work together, while navigating the advances of a strange yet handsome American, a clever Scotland Yard investigator, and a cunning thief, to solve the mystery of the clockwork scarabs.
Guys! The Clockwork Scarab is set in London…steampunk London! Also, literary references: the families of Holmes and Stoker? YES PLEASE! Plus this cover is just so gorgeous!
I hope this one turns out to be a good read because it’s supposed to be a series! It’s due to release on September 17, only a few short days away!