The Dastardly Miss Lizzie
An Electric Empire Novel
On sale: 4/18/2017
In the third book in Viola Carr’sfantastically fun and wonderfully edgy Electric Empire novel, set in the grittyworld of alternate Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll must team up with hersecret other half, Miss Lizzie Hyde, as her world comes crashing to a halt whena madman begins targeting the city’s most important scientists, and sorcerersthreaten all she holds dear.
About the Book:
Crimescene physician ElizaJekyll is trying to share a life with her rebellious second self, Lizzie Hyde.But being two people in one body isn’t easy, not when Eliza has a professionalreputation to protect and Lizzie is veering headfirst into a life of debaucheryand crime with an increasingly demented Mr. Hyde. Not to mention the difficultyof making a respectable marriage with Remy Lafayette--Royal Societyinvestigator and occasional lycanthrope--while Lizzie enjoys her own dubiousromantic entanglements. And with England on the brink of war, Remy’s secretivemission in sorcery-riddled Paris grows ever more sinister. Has he been an enemyagent all along? Or is Eliza finally going mad?
Now, she’s confronted by her mostbaffling case yet: an evil genius with a penchant for theatrics is murderingeminent scientists in the most inexplicable ways. Her investigation uncovers amurky world of forbidden books, secret laboratories and bleeding-edge sciencepunishable by death--and a shocking connection to her father’s infamousexperiments. Desperate to learn the truth about her past, she must infiltrate acabal of fanatical inventors bent on a discovery that will change the world--ordestroy it.
With London under attack bysorcery-wielding terrorists, and the Royal Society’s enforcers determined tobury her evidence for good, Eliza needs all the friends she can get if she’s tothwart the killer and keep her head. But when Lizzie’s criminal shenanigans getEliza fired from the Metropolitan Police, and Remy is implicated in an act ofbloody vengeance he didn’t commit (or did he?), she’s on her own.
Except for wily, resourceful, mercurialLizzie. But Lizzie’s got her own life now. And she’ll do anything to keep it.Even if it means attempting the unspeakable and finding her own body. Even ifit means throwing Eliza to the wolves, and letting the world burn…
About the Author:
Viola Carr was born in Australia,but wandered into darkest London one foggy October evening and never found herway out. She now devours countless history books and dictates fantasticalnovels by gaslight, accompanied by classical music and the snoring of herslumbering cat. She likes steampunk, and thought it would be cool toinvestigate wacky crimes with crazy gadgets…just so long as her heroine was thecreator of said wacky gadgets: a tinkerer, edgy, with a dash of mad scientist.
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