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The Friday Society – Steampunk Book Club
April 10, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Friday Society
by Adrienne Kress.
The Friday Society…Cora Bell, Nellie Harrison, and Michiko Takeda are all assistants. A lab assistant, a magician’s assistant, and a weapons master’s assistant to be precise. From different backgrounds, none of these young ladies are just window dressing. And when a murder brings the three of them together, London might never be the same because these three are bound and determined to find who just who the murderer is and bring them to justice. With three distinct and interesting main characters, The Friday Society is a great adventure. Quick paced and witty, it brings some of the best elements of steampunk to the fore. It’s a great read for anyone just getting into steampunk as well as long time fans. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(from the author’s website http://www.adriennekress.com/)
THE FRIDAY SOCIETY (December 6, 2012 by Dial)
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 dangerous adventures.