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Emma Jane Holloway
A Study in Ashes (Book 3: The Baskerville Affair series)



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As part of her devil's bargain with the industrial steam barons, Evelina Cooper is finally enrolled in the Ladies' College of London. However, she's attending as the Gold King's pet magician, handcuffed and forbidden contact with even her closest relation, the detective Sherlock Holmes.

Not even Niccolo, the dashing pirate captain, and his sentient airship can save her. But Evelina's problems are only part of a larger war. The Baskerville Affair is finally coming to light, and the rebels are making their move to wrest power from the barons and restore it to Queen Victoria. Missing heirs and nightmare hounds are the order of the day—or at least that's what Dr. Watson is telling the press.

But their plans are doomed unless Evelina escapes to unite her magic with the rebels' machines—and even then her powers aren't what they used to be. A sorcerer has awakened a dark hunger in Evelina's soul, and only he can keep her from endangering them all. The only problem is . . . he's dead.


Praise for Emma Jane Holloway's A Study in Ashes:

"This story is a delicious masterpiece of vivid imagery and breathtaking adventure, reminiscent of the old matinee adventures, and a highly entertaining and thought-provoking tale . . . from an author with a wondrously fertile imagination" —Night Owl Reviews

Praise for Emma Jane Holloway's A Study in Darkness:

"The action starts from the very first page and never relents. Emma Jane Holloway does a marvelous job at keeping the intensity of the storyline high while continuing to develop the world. A Study in Darkness is a complex, twisted and thoroughly delightful adventure." —Fresh Fiction

"The book is beautifully written. It flows well, is paced well, and was very hard to put down." —Hidden in Pages

"This second volume in the Baskerville Affair trilogy has all the complexity, steampunk details, plots within plots, magic, intrigue and romance of the first book and adds even more wonderful detail and character development."
—Inside a Dog

Praise for Emma Jane Holloway's A Study in Silks:

"Holloway stuffs her adventure with an abundance of characters and ideas and fills her heroine with talents and graces, all within a fun, brisk narrative." —Publishers Weekly

"Splendid . . . The characters are thoroughly charming and the worldbuilding is first-rate." —RT Book Reviews (four stars)


Genre/Category: Fantasy/Mystery
Length: 672 pages
Setting: London
Period: Victorian Era
Publication Date: December 31 2013

North American English rights, Random House (Del Rey)
World English rights (excl. North America), Little Brown UK (Piatkus)
Audio rights, Audible

For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.
Emma Jane Holloway

Ever since childhood, EMMA JANE HOLLOWAY refused to accept that history was nothing but facts prisoned behind the closed door of time. Why waste a perfectly good playground coloring within the timelines? Accordingly, her novels are filled with whimsical impossibilities and the occasional eye-blinking impertinence—but always in the service of grand adventure. She pursues fantasy, history, and steampunk adventures. The Baskerville Affair is just the beginning.

Struggling between the practical and the artistic—a family tradition, along with ghosts and a belief in the curative powers of shortbread—Emma Jane has a degree in literature and job in finance. She lives in the Pacific Northwest in a house crammed with books, musical instruments, and half-finished sewing projects. In the meantime, she's published articles, essays, short stories, and enough novels to build a fort for her stuffed hedgehog.

She can be found online at www.rowanartistry.com and @RowanAshArt.