Author: Theodora Goss
Publisher: Saga Press
Publication Date: June 2017
- Publishers Weekly (Starred): "A tour de force of reclaiming the narrative, executed with impressive wit and insight."
- Liz Bourke: "An enormously accomplished delight of a book...a brilliant novel."
Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, quickly finds herself drawn into the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. A clue leads her to believe that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there still is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward which would solve all of her immediate financial woes.
But her hunt leads her not to Edward Hyde but to Diana, his daughter, a near 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 gathers around her 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 soon arrive on their doorstep as well, and now it is up to the five of them to stop the malicious machinations of the Société des Alchimistes. Quite simply, it is time for the monsters to triumph over the monstrous.