Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my teaser comes from A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway. I got this ARC through the Amazon Vine program. Here is the description of this Sept. 24 release:
Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is poised to enjoy her first Season in London Society. But there’s a murderer to deal with—not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse. 

In a Victorian era ruled by a council of ruthless steam barons, mechanical power is the real monarch and sorcery the demon enemy of the Empire. Nevertheless, the most coveted weapon is magic that can run machines—something Evelina has secretly mastered. But rather than making her fortune, her special talents could mean death or an eternity as a guest of Her Majesty’s secret laboratories. What’s a polite young lady to do but mind her manners and pray she’s never found out? But then there’s that murder. As Sherlock Holmes’s niece, Evelina should be able to find the answers, but she has a lot to learn. And the first decision she has to make is whether to trust the handsome, clever rake who makes her breath come faster, or the dashing trick rider who would dare anything for her if she would only just ask.
The candle blew out, leaving her in utter blackness. Evelina stopped midstride, nerves straining. Someone passed by to her left, leaving a scent of sweat and brandy. She didn't hear footsteps on the soft carpet, but felt the displacement of air—a light exhalation like the sound of a gloating smile. 


  1. This sounds really good. I haven't heard of it before but have added it to my list :)

  2. Ooh, that one gives me the tingles...I like "the sound of a gloating smile."

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

  3. Sherlock's niece? I'm in! This sounds like an interesting read!

  4. Uh oh, I think she's in trouble. Love that she is Sherlock's niece, interesting storyline!

    My Teaser

  5. OOoh awesome tease! Very curious about this one! Didn't request it myself because I wanted to see what other people are saying before I dive into a new read!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

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