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Things in Jars by Jess Kidd
Historical fantasy

Things in Jars

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by Jess Kidd

Quick take

Strong Victorian women dealing with wildly unladylike things. Like death. And maybe a kidnapped mermaid or two.

Good to know

  • Emotional

  • Slow build

  • Ornate

  • Magical

Why I love it

It isn’t often that I find a singular and completely unique book in a genre as popular as historical fiction. A book that is so memorable in its mystery and believable in its fantasy that each time I put the book down it’s like waking from a twisted dream. But that’s exactly what I found in Jess Kidd’s Things in Jars, an immersive story with descriptions so bold you can almost taste, smell, and to...

Synopsis

Bridie Devine—female detective extraordinaire—is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child whose reputed supernatural powers have captured the unwanted attention of collectors trading curiosities in this age of discovery.

Winding her way through the labyrinthine, sooty streets of Victor...

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January 2020