The Mysterious Case of Mr. Strangewa

Karina Cooper
fantasy, alternate history > steampunk
The Mysterious Case of Mr. Strangewa - Karina Cooper

A novella.

Although I have only been part of Society for two years, I am already desperate to escape its confines and eager for adventure. The world my deceased parents have left me is nothing more than a gilded prison, and I will do anything to escape the boredom, even become a collector of bounties.

My name is Cherry St. Croix, and I may be young, but I am old enough to know when I am in over my head. My first collection seemed easy: Mr. Strangeway’s debts have come due, and the purse for his capture is hefty. Yet the wastrel remains one step ahead of me, and my efforts are hampered by another collector after the same coin. What’s more, a simple hunt becomes the forefront of a conspiracy that leads me on a chase through London’s low-class streets.

Not only does my pride demand success, but the well-being of many rest upon the choices I make — failure is not an outcome I can live with.

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Release date: August 2013
Genres: fantasy, alternate historysteampunk
Updated: November 02, 2016

The St. Croix Chronicles :: Series

A series featuring fearless heroine Cherry St. Croix - debutante by day, bounty hunter by night - set in an alternate London where proper Victorian society sits above a seedy steampunk underworld teeming with dubious loyalties, advanced technology, and incredible magic.

Tarnished (The St. Croix Chronicles #1)
Gilded (The St. Croix Chronicles #2)
Corroded (The St. Croix Chronicles #3)
The Mysterious Case of Mr. Strangewa
Engraved (The St. Croix Chronicles #5)
Tempered (The St. Croix Chronicles #4)
Transmuted (The St. Croix Chronicles #6)