I’ve been working away on the final chapters of the next Team W book (one word: FRANCE), so there hasn’t been terribly much discretionary reading time this week, but I did finally start reading Theodora Goss’s The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter , the first in her Athena Club mysteries, about the daughters of Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein, et al.
If, like me, you grew up on Barbara Michaels’s Victorian Gothics, the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes, and Victoria Holt, this book is for you. It conjures up that particular gas-lit London, with more than a bit of self-conscious snark.
(As you can see, Paddington Bear is enjoying it, too.)
What have you been reading this week?