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
"Splendid . . . The characters are thoroughly charming and the
worldbuilding is first-rate."
—RT Book Reviews (four stars)
"This book has just about everything: magic, machines, mystery, mayhem,
and all the danger one expects when people's loves and fears collide. I
can't wait to return to the world of Evelina Cooper!"
—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of
The Iron Druid Chronicles
"As Sherlock Holmes's niece, investigating murder while navigating the
complicated shoals of Society—and romance—in an alternate Victorian
England, Evelina Cooper is a charming addition to the canon."
New York Times bestselling author of the Kushiel's Legacy series
"Holloway takes us for quite a ride, as her plot snakes through an
alternate Victorian England full of intrigue, romance, murder, and tiny
sandwiches. Full of both thrills and frills."
—Nicole Peeler, author of the Jane True series
"A Study in Silks is a charming, adventurous ride with a heroine who is
both clever and talented. The brushes with the Sherlock Holmes mythos
only add to the fun of this tale, and readers are bound to fall in love
with Evelina and the London she inhabits."
—Philippa Ballantine, author of Geist
"In A Study in Silks, Emma Jane Holloway has created a wonderful
reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes mythos set in a late-Victorian
Britain ruled by nefarious industrial titans called steam barons.
Holloway's clever writing, attention to detail, and sublime characters
forge a fascinating world that combines brass-plated steampunk
technology with magic. By turns a coming-of-age story, a gas-lamp
thriller, and a whimsical magical fantasy, A Study in Silks is the
premiere novel of an author to watch."
—Susan Griffith, author of the Vampire Empire series