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Author Payton, T. Aaron

Title The Constantine Affliction : a Pimm and Skye adventure / T. Aaron Payton.

Imprint San Francisco, Calif. : Night Shade Books, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Mystery    M PAYTON,T    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Fiction, Mystery    M PAYTON,T    Out of Collection
 PAS San Rafael Branch Fiction, Mystery    M PAYTON,T    Out of Collection
Edition 1st ed.
Description 279 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary The Constantine Affliction, a strange malady that kills some of its victims and physically transforms others into the opposite sex, has spread scandal and upheaval throughout society. Scientific marvels and disasters, such as clockwork courtesans, the alchemical fires of Whitechapel, electric carriages, and acidic monsters lurking in the Thames, have forever altered the face of the city. Pembroke "Pimm" Hanover is an aristocrat with an interest in criminology, who uses his keen powers of observation to assist the police or private individuals, at least when he's sober enough to do so. Ellie Skyler, who hides her gender behind the byline "E. Skye," is an intrepid journalist driven by both passion and necessity to uncover the truth, no matter where it hides. When Pimm and Skye stumble onto a dark plot that links the city's most notorious criminal overlord with the Queen's new consort, famed scientist Sir Bertram Oswald, they soon find the forces of both high and low society arrayed against them. Can they save the city from the arcane machinations of one of history's biggest monsters and uncover the shocking origin of the Constantine Affliction.
Subject Epidemics -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Criminologists -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Women journalists -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Fantasy fiction
Mystery fiction
ISBN 9781597804004
9781597805001 (pbk.)

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