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The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

(2017)
(The first book in the Mary Jekyll series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
Based on some of literature's horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders and the bigger mystery of their own origins. Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' death, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby and there is a reward for information leading to his capture...a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes., But her hunt leads her to Hyde's daughter, Diana, a 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 befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin 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 return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Theodora Goss' splendid debut novel is a whipsmart look at the truths hiding in the stories Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein, and others that you might think you know. Full of bravery, adventures, monsters, and sisters, The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter is a rich delight. I loved it, and I can't wait to read the next book." - Kat Howard

"Theodora Goss is a wonder. Her elegance, wit and powerful voice pull no punches. A brilliant, deeply felt, and nimble book." - Catherynne M Valente

"As if Charlie's Angels, as written by Mary Shelley, took over the Bluestocking Society, with bonus well mannered explosions. An utterly delightful, transformative read." - Fran Wilde


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Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club)
Author(s): Theodora Goss
ISBN: 1-4814-6650-X / 978-1-4814-6650-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Saga Press
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club)
Author(s): Theodora Goss
ISBN: 1-4814-6651-8 / 978-1-4814-6651-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Saga Press
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August 2017 : Paperback
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Title: The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club)
Author(s): Theodora Goss
ISBN: 1-5344-0963-7 / 978-1-5344-0963-7
Publisher: Saga Press
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June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter
Author(s): Theodora Goss
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June 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter
Author(s): Theodora Goss
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter
Author(s): Theodora Goss
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter
Author(s): Theodora Goss
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club Book 1)
Author(s): Theodora Goss
Publisher: Saga Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club Book 1)
Author(s): Theodora Goss
Publisher: Saga Press
Availability: Amazon UK