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The Devious Dr. Jekyll by Viola Carr

This is the second book I have read by Viola Carr, the first being The Diabolical Miss Hyde .  I found this book as entertaining as the last she does a good job with her characterizations and the steampunk theme is done quite well.

The author does an excellent job painting her characters. Could be a good study in schizophrenia.   Many of the scenes are very graphic and somewhat disturbing sadly fairly accurate for the time it portrays.  This book provides more insight into Captain Lafayette and into Dr. Jekyll.

Steam Punk alternate history horror might aptly describe an interesting take on a mixed mélange of iconic fiction.  

This is an interesting mélange with lots of twists and turns.   Schizophrenic Eliza ia an often naive soul.  She is also a police physician in a misogynist society.   Victorian style Englandis depicted as a soul less police state.   The scene settings are squalid and vile and lead to incessant hand washing after reading.   Seriously the squalor is palatable!

Lizzie is both appealing and appalling while simultaneously depicting unbound, unrestricted liberation.

The author did a masterful job in depicting an alternative environment where electricity ran amuck amid the muck.   Murder and mayhem abound in this tale of kindred soul discovery.

I recommend.  


This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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The Devious Dr. Jekyll by Viola Carr


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