The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack
London, 1861. Sir Richard Francis Burton - explorer, linguist, scholar, and swordsman; his reputation tarnished; his career in tatters; his former partner missing and probably dead. Algernon Charles Swinburne - unsuccessful poet and follower of de Sade, for whom pain is pleasure, and brandy is ruin! Their investigations lead them to one of the defining events of the age, and the terrifying possibility that the world they inhabit shouldn't exist at all!
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Review: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne #1)User Review - Ala - Goodreads
A steampunky alt-history story involving famous historical figures doing things they never would've done in a world gone mad with genetic trickery and technological advancements far beyond what they ... Read full review
Review: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne #1)User Review - Charles Dee Mitchell - Goodreads
Hodder needed a different, meaner editor for his first novel. Anywhere from 20% - 25% could go. Every incident goes on a little too long. The second half of every compound sentence could be dropped ... Read full review