The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter (Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire Series #1)

The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter (Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire Series #1)

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ISBN-13: 9780857665300
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Series: Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 237,614
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Rod Duncan writes alternate history, fantasy and contemporary crime. His novels have been shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award, the East Midlands Book Award and the John Creasey Dagger of the Crime Writers’ Association. A dyslexic with a background in scientific research, he now lectures in creative writing at DeMontfort University.

Some might say that he is obsessed with boundary markers, naive 18th Century gravestones and forming friendships with crows. But he says he is interested in the way things change.

 
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Author hometown: Leicester, UK

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The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this novel, Elizabeth Barnabus is a woman on her own in a world that resembles Victorian England, which is a part of The Gas-Lit Empire. As you can imagine, it’s practically impossible for Elizabeth to conduct any business, own any property, or hold a well-paying job as a single woman, so she solves this problem by masquerading as her own twin brother, a trick she learned from her father as a part of her act in a traveling circus. As a man, Elizabeth works at night as a private investigator of sorts. She’s hired to find the missing brother of an aristocratic woman, along the way, Elizabeth encounters some interesting steampunk technology as well as a legendary traveling circus run by a mysterious and possibly nefarious old man. The story moves along at a quick pace, and I found that I couldn’t put the book down for very long. This is my official introduction to the steampunk genre, and I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to get my hands on more fiction like this, and I’m eagerly anticipating the sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed the pace of this book as well as the unique voice.
Ursula4400 More than 1 year ago
It took me a while to get into this world, but once I did, it was remarkable. I look forward to the next in the series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Genre Combos you still have a muddle with several sub genres combos when you mix all your basic watercolors together if you remember first grade you get muddy mess not a rainbow master one genre before branching out