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The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack

(2010)
(The first book in the Burton & Swinburne series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Philip K Dick Award Best Book
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!

They stand at a crossroads in their lives and are caught in the epicenter of an empire torn by conflicting forces: Engineers transform the landscape with bigger, faster, noisier, and dirtier technological wonders; Eugenicists develop specialist animals to provide unpaid labor; Libertines oppose repressive laws and demand a society based on beauty and creativity; while the Rakes push the boundaries of human behavior to the limits with magic, drugs, and anarchy.

The two men are sucked into the perilous depths of this moral and ethical vacuum when Lord Palmerston commissions Burton to investigate assaults on young women committed by a weird apparition known as Spring Heeled Jack, and to find out why werewolves are terrorizing London's East End.

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!

Genre: Fantasy    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

April 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Burton and Swinburne in the Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne)
Author(s): Mark Hodder
ISBN: 1-906727-51-1 / 978-1-906727-51-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Snowbooks Ltd
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April 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne)
Author(s): Mark Hodder
ISBN: 1-906727-50-3 / 978-1-906727-50-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Snowbooks Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (A Burton & Swinburne Adventure)
Author(s): Mark Hodder
ISBN: 1-61614-240-5 / 978-1-61614-240-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pyr
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack, The (Burton & Swinburne)
Author(s): Mark Hodder
ISBN: 1-906727-20-1 / 978-1-906727-20-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Snowbooks
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack
Author(s): Mark Hodder
ISBN: 1-5226-8787-4 / 978-1-5226-8787-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack: Burton & Swinburne, Book 1
Author(s): Mark Hodder
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


May 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack: Burton & Swinburne, Book 1
Author(s): Mark Hodder
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack: Burton & Swinburne, Book 1
Author(s): Mark Hodder
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


January 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack: Burton & Swinburne, Book 1
Author(s): Mark Hodder
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Burton and Swinburne In The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne Book 1)
Author(s): Mark Hodder
Publisher: Snowbooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (A Burton & Swinburne Adventure Book 1)
Author(s): Mark Hodder
Publisher: Pyr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA