A murderer is at work and Dr. Eliza Jekyll is determined
to stop him, using the latest gadgets and technology
available to a crime scene investigator in an alternate
version of Victorian London. "The Chopper" is crafty and
it will take all of her skills to uncover his identity.
Meanwhile, Eliza has to deal with Royal Society member,
Captain Remy Lafayette, while keeping a secret that could
get her killed. Eliza has a second personality, Lizzie,
who is becoming stronger and stronger and Eliza fears
being accused of witchcraft and sentenced to death.
However, Remy has a secret of his own. Will Eliza and
Remy learn to work together in order to stop "The
I love the classic novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll
and Mr. Hyde, so the idea of a steampunk retelling of
this favorite guaranteed THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE would
be a must-read for me! THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE is the
first book in the Electric Empire series and, as
you would expect, there are some unresolved story
threads. I can't wait to see more of the deadly but oh-
so-suave, Mr. Todd in future books!
The character development in THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE is
superb! Viola Carr does a marvelous job with the two
personalities, Eliza and Lizzie. Their voices and
personalities are quite distinctive and it is easy to
follow along, particularly when they begin emerging near
simultaneously. I like how we get to know the other
characters gradually, as it adds to the aura of mystery
where everyone is a suspect.
THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE is an intriguing steampunk
takeoff of an old classic as Viola Carr delivers readers
a story that is well worth reading. The story itself is
complete with just enough tantalizing tidbits left
unresolved, leaving the reader wanting the next book
right now. I look forward to seeing the Electric
Empire series unfold.
Forensic science, magic, mystery, and romance mix in this
edgy steampunk fantasy—a retelling of the horror classic,
in which Dr. Eliza Jekyll, daughter of the infamous Dr.
Henry Jekyll—pursues a dangerous murderer in an alternate
In an electrified Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a
crime scene investigator, hunting killers with newfangled
technological gadgets. She will need every advantage
available to catch a terrifying new psychopath splattering
London with blood. Hidden in the grimy shadows, the
fiendish murderer preys on beautiful women, drugging them
before slicing off their limbs. Finding the “Slicer” can
make Eliza’s career . . . or unmask her darkest secret.
Like her father, she has a hidden second self that emerges
when she drinks his forbidden magical elixir. Just a few
sips, and a seductive and impulsive Lizzie Hyde is
The members of the Royal Society do not trust Eliza, and
they send their enforcer, the mercurial Captain Lafayette,
to prove she’s a dangerous sorceress. The careful doctor
knows that one wrong step can make her prey to the clever
Lafayette, a man who harbors an evil curse of his own. No
matter how much she craves the elixir, she must resist.
But as the Slicer case draws her into London’s luminous
magical underworld, Eliza will need the potion’s power to
help her . . . even if it might attract the attentions of
Even if it means setting the wild Lizzie free. . . .