The Clockwork Scarab

By GLEASON, Colleen

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ISBN
978-1-4521-1070-7
Publisher
Chronicle


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2013  |  Fiction

Gr 8 Up—This book has it all: plot, setting, character development. An alternate, steampunk version of 19th-century London is the setting for this first title of a proposed series. Reluctantly at first, Mina Holmes, the teenage niece of Sherlock Holmes, and Evaline Stoker, the teenage sister of Bram Stoker, combine their sleuthing and hand-to-hand combat talents to find out why society girls are turning up dead. As the pair infiltrates opium dens, pubs, society balls, and seedy criminal lairs, they di...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2013

The geek meets the goth in alternate Victorian London. Mina Holmes (Sherlock's niece, daughter of Mycroft) and Evaline Stoker (Bram's teenage sister) team up, under the tutelage of Irene Adler, to solve a series of murders involving society girls, the British Museum, and ancient Egyptian artifacts. The story veers into sci-fi with some steampunk elements and a modern-day boy named Dylan, who is an unwitting time traveler and possible love interest for the always-...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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