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The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall

(2016)
(A book in the Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries series)
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Wodehouse steampunk version of The Hound of the Baskervilles!

"Jeeves and Wooster meet Holmes and Watson with a touch of steampunk in the hilarious first full-length Reeves and Worcester tale ... This laugh-out-loud parody works on several levels ... With razor-sharp wit and fast pacing that plays fair with the reader, this is an excellent genre mash-up that fires on all cylinders." - Publishers Weekly

An escaped cannibal, a family curse ... and Reginald Worcester turning up on the doorstep. Could things get any worse for the Baskerville-Smythe family?

As the bodies pile up, only a detective with a rare brain - and Reggie's is so rare it's positively endangered - can even hope to solve the case.

But... there is the small matter that most of the guests aren't who they say they are, the main suspect has cloven feet, and a strange mist hangs over great Grimdark Mire.

Luckily the young master has Reeves, his automaton valet, and Emmeline, his suffragette fiancee, on hand to assist.

This stand alone novel is the fifth Reeves & Worcester Steampunk mystery and is set a few months after The Aunt Paradox. The first two mysteries were published in the ebook What Ho, Automaton! The first four were published in the trade paperback What Ho, Automata.

REVIEWS

"A sheer delight to read and Mr. Dolley channeled Wodehouse beautifully." - Mary R. Fairchild

"Dolley melds steampunk with Wodehousian manor house mystery, with a dash of Sherlock Holmes and Oscar Wilde thrown in, making a delightful whole that had me laughing out loud." - Sherwood Smith

"Totally awesome." - Elizabeth Sorenson

"Chris Dolley has perfectly recreated the characters and storytelling style of P. G. Wodehouse. "The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall" is very highly recommended." - Midwest Book Review

"I haven't read a series of books in my entire life that made me laugh out loud at least four times and uncountable chuckles. Every one was absolutely hilarious and certainly the best parodies of Holmes and Watson that I have come across." - Peter S Jasion

"Chris Dolley has created a pastiche that evokes as many laughs as the original Bertie and Jeeves, if not more." - Kadlady

"Very clever writing and I laughed out loud." - Sally Evans

"This book is a delight. It perfectly catches the spirit and the humour of the original PG Wodehouse works while adding a whole new dimension." - Hopback

"Chris Dolley does an excellent job of imitating Wodehouse's writing style and pays a bit of homage to Oscar Wilde. Reading Reggie's attempts to emulate famous detectives and solve this Baskerville mystery is hilarious. Laughs abounded. I highly recommend this book." - Howard Poston

 
Used availability for Chris Dolley's The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall


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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall (Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries) (Volume 2)
Author(s): Chris Dolley
ISBN: 1-61138-553-9 / 978-1-61138-553-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book View Cafe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall (Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 4)
Author(s): Chris Dolley
Publisher: Book View Cafe
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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