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Title: The Friday Society
Author: Adrienne Kress
Release Date: December 6, 2012
Publisher: Dial (Penguin imprint)
Be your own hero . . .
Set in London at the turn of the last century, the novel follows the
stories of three intelligent and very talented young women, all of whom
are assistants to very powerful men: Cora, lab assistant to a member of
parliament; Michiko, Japanese fight assistant to a martial arts guru;
and Nellie, a magician's assistant. The three young women’s lives become
inexorably intertwined after a chance meeting at a ball that ends with
the discovery of a murdered mystery man.
It’s up to these three, in their own charming but bold way, to solve
the murder—and the crimes they believe may be connected to it‐‐without
calling too much attention to themselves.
Told with Adrienne Kress's sharp wit and a great deal of
irreverence, this Steampunk whodunit introduces three unforgettable and
very ladylike--well, relatively ladylike--heroines poised for more
*sobbing* Why?? Why must we be forced to wait for December for this book to come out?? Why, with all its steampunky goodness and written by an author from Toronto and a mystery along with the steampunky goodness and girl who look like they know how to fight? *sigh* I wants it so bad.