The Crossroads of the Aether
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I've written a series of steampunk mystery novelettes set in an ahistorical early 20th century where Queen Victoria is still alive and kicking in 1907. The four I've written so far have met with generally positive reviews, and I've bundled them together for those interested in purchasing them at a discount over the price of the individual stories.
James is a socially awkward but brilliant inventor, while his partner Bartleby is a deductive genius and intuitive savant. Together the consulting detectives have been hired to scour steampunk London for the Spider, an impossible killer targeting only the most well-protected of targets. It’s up to them to stop her before she can assassinate Queen Victoria at the pinnacle of her Platinum Jubilee. 9,000 words, $2.99
Steampunk gadgeteer James Wainwright has been accused of a murder he did not commit, and only his savvy partner Alton Bartleby can clear his name. The clock is ticking, though, as the true murderer's sabotage threatens to crash the largest airship in the world onto the teaming streets of Victorian London below. Many of those aboard the Rio Grande's maiden voyage would love to see its plutocrat American owner ruined, but how many would kill to see it happen? 8000 words, $2.99
Consulting detectives Bartleby and James have reputations for solving difficult crimes with a combination of steamtech inginuity and deductive reasoning. When the police cannot catch a serial killer turning Victorian London's children into orphans, the brother of its latest victim turns to the duo for help. Despite less-than-forthcoming assistance from Scottland Yard, the pair are determined to stop the menace that the broadsheets have labeled The Scissorman. 11000 words, $2.99
Inventive steampunk genius James Wainwright has little use for the fancies of faith or Spiritualism. When he's hired to advocate for an old friend who claims that his medium was kidnapped by angry spirits, he is forced to put his skepticism aside for the sake of the investigation. Is this just another con-job, or is something more supernatural at work in Victorian London, and can James be objective enough to find the answers? 8500 words, $2.99
The four above novelettes are compiled in