Top Five Steampunk Mysteries
If you dig steam mechanicals thrown in with a dash of mystery, maybe even a flair of Holmesian thrill, then check out these five YA steampunk mysteries.
The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall
I’ve heard of writing a series and circling back to write the novella. But Chris Dolley is a trend breaker.
After publishing MANY short stories of Reeves & Worchester, a parody of Holmes & Watson, the fans demanded a novel!
An escaped cannibal, a family curse … and Reginald Worcester turning up on the doorstep. Could things get any worse for the Baskerville-Smythe family?
As the bodies pile up, only a detective with a rare brain – and Reggie’s is so rare it’s positively endangered – can even hope to solve the case.
Magic and the Shinigami Detective
If you like your steampunk mystery to have a little magic stirred in with a side of witches, you’ve come to the right place.
Honor Raconteur launches her smash series with a bang.
M.E. (Magical Examiner) Henri Davenforth must team up with the Shinigami Detective Jamie Edwards and figure out who broke into the 4th Precinct and how they destroyed all of its protections.
Everything points toward the thieves attempting to build a dangerously powerful magical construct.
But why? Grab your copy and find out!
Miss Knight and the Ghosts of Tsavo
If a cozy mystery with a whiff of steampunk is more your taste, then check this out.
Armed with Victorian etiquette, a fully loaded walking stick, and a dead husband, Beatrice Knight arrives in the small colonial town of Nairobi desperate for a pot of tea and a pinch of cinnamon.
But she’ll need more than that if she’s to unravel the mystery of the Ghosts of Tsavo without being eaten in the process.
Presently a ten book series, Vered Ehsani’s Society for Paranormals is a delight.
Move over Miss Marple. I’m grabbing my copy right now!
The Golden Spider
A stolen clockwork spider. A forbidden romance. A murderous spy on the streets of London who must be stopped before it’s too late.
A steampunk adventure wrapped around a romance and threaded with biotechnology.
What else is there to do but grab Anne Renwick’s series opener and dive in?
With this series linked to two others, all set in the same alternate past steampunk universe, you won’t be disappointed as you discover you must read them all!
In Plain Sight
The cover says it all–trench coat + fedora + cube of magic equals a detective story you don’t want to miss!
Dan Willis launches his steampunk fantasy mystery series featuring with a pow.
When a magical plague is released in a Depression-era New York soup kitchen, private detective Alex Lockerby finds himself in a desperate hunt to catch a madman before he can strike again.
Or as they say on the west coast, shut up and take my money!
Seriously, snag a copy and check it out.