Read The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter Online Free - Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins.
Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes.
But her hunt leads her to Hyde’s daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.
When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.
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June 29, 2017
Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:
I've read several of Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes works in the last few years, as well as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. In my college days (not long after the Victorian age) I also read Mary...
June 30, 2017
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/06/20/...
“That was the first meeting of the Athena Club. … Readers who remember their classical mythology will immediately realize its significance: Athena, born from the head of her father, Zeus. We do not claim the wisdom of Athen...
July 23, 2017
“The Unfortunate Case of the Gimmicks That Took Over the Story”
This was disappointing. Hard to see how anyone could write a mash-up of so many Victorian “monster” stories and make it boring, but that's what Goss has succeeded in doing here.
The business of having the characters interjecting comme...
August 03, 2017
a really Interesting read if you love the Classics like Sherlock, and mary shelley Frankenstein,
it's a Great Book that brings to life characters that we all think we know. from Sherlock to jekyll and hyde to rappaccini's daughter,The plot/mystery is interesting (solving the Whitechapel Murders),...
July 20, 2017
Ok I'm going to be incredibly enthusiastic here: I LOVE THIS BOOK.
Like. I love it SO HARD.
I LOVE IT.
I want more in this universe. I want more of this series immediately.
MONSTER GIRLS! MONSTER GIRLS WHO LOVE AND PROTECT EACH OTHER AND COME TOGETHER TO STOP A SOCIETY OF MEN WHO TREATED THEM AS INHU...
September 11, 2017
Theodora Goss mines the rich legacy left by the originators of the horror story to craft a tale of monstrous but compassionate heroines banding together to battle a nefarious conspiracy in 1890s London. A enjoyable and inventive romp through the murk and mystery of Victorian monsterdom which is s...
August 20, 2017
Thanks to NetGalley and Saga Press for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
4 1/2 Stars
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter is an absolute delight from start to finish! It's clever, creative, and original, with funny and memorable characters that fans of classic horror will...
October 09, 2017
This was an extremely enjoyable and engaging homage/love letter to Victorian literature, the gothic, monster stories, and the women frequently erased or shackled by them. Although some have complained that the large cast of characters means none of them feel terribly developed, I felt the opposit...
June 19, 2017
View this entire review along with others on my blog at: She's Going Book Crazy
Release date June 20, 2017!
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
We are no longer in the age of Charles Dickens or George Eliot, after all. We are modern. And, of cou...
June 25, 2017
I'm not sure what to say about this book. I liked the premise, I enjoyed reading it, I liked that it was a story about extraordinary women coming together as sisters. It even had Sherlock Holmes!
But something about the basic structure of it sort of threw me off. The story is punctuated by charact...