🎃 October 6 🎃

Theodora Goss’s trilogy, The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, puts a fantastic female spin on the 19th century male-dominated and driven horror and science-fiction genres.

Placing the female characters from Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, and The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells front and center, she weaves these new feminine threads into a mystery tale (involving Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson) The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter.

Goss follows this up with European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewomen: “Mary Jekyll and the rest of the daughters of mad scientists from literature embark on a madcap adventure across Europe to rescue another monstrous girl and stop the Alchemical Society’s nefarious plans once and for all.” (Simon and Schuster. com/books) Joining our intrepid adventuresses, is Lucinda Van Helsing, daughter of the vampire hunter from Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl completes the series: “Life’s always an adventure for the Athena Club…especially when one of their own has been kidnapped! After their thrilling European escapades rescuing Lucina van Helsing, Mary Jekyll, and her friends return home to discover that their friend and kitchen maid Alice has vanished—and so has their friend and employer Sherlock Holmes!” (Simon and Schuster.com/books) Can the women save Queen, Country and Empire as well as their friends? . . .

may your night be something to howl about