Welcome to the bizarre and dangerous world of Victorian London, a city teetering on the edge of revolution. Astounding new technologies abound; airships soar over the capital, trains rumble through the streets, and clockwork automatons carry out menial tasks. But beneath this dazzling veneer lurks a sinister world…
Ghostly policemen haunt the alleyways of Whitechapel, cadavers rise from the dead, and now an airship has crashed under strange circumstances. Mystified by a series of grisly murders, Scotland Yard call upon the brilliant Sir Maurice Newbury, Gentleman Investigator for the Crown, and his recently appointed and unflappable assistant, Miss Veronica Hobbes.
So begins the first thrilling adventure of Newbury and Hobbes, in a steampunk London you will never forget.
Published by Titan Books
Released 1st September 2008
Also available as an audio book – exclusively from Audible
“George Mann has created an intricate Steampunk world populated with intriguing inventions, superbly crafted characters and sparkling dialogue.” British Fantasy Society
“A gripping novel full of darkness and despair.” Fantasy Book Review
Listen to music based on George Mann’s Newbury & Hobbes novels composed by Brad Hoyt.