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Emma Jane Holloway
A Study in Darkness (Book 2: The Baskerville Affair series)



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When a bomb goes off at 221B Baker Street, Evelina Cooper is thrown into her uncle Sherlock's world of mystery and murder. But just when she thought it was safe to return to the ballroom, old, new, and even dead enemies are clamoring for a place on her dance card.

Before Evelina's even unpacked her gowns for a country house party, an indiscretion puts her in the power of the ruthless Gold King, who recruits her as his spy. He knows her disreputable past and exiles her to the rank alleyways of Whitechapel with orders to unmask his foe.

As danger mounts, Evelina struggles between hiding her illegal magic and succumbing to the darker aspects of her power. One path keeps her secure; the other keeps her alive. For rebellion is brewing, a sorcerer wants her soul, and no one can protect her in the hunting grounds of Jack the Ripper.



Praise for Emma Jane Holloway's A Study in Darkness:

"The action starts from the very first page and never relents. Emma Jane Holloway does a marvelous job at keeping the intensity of the storyline high while continuing to develop the world. A Study in Darkness is a complex, twisted and thoroughly delightful adventure." —Fresh Fiction

"The book is beautifully written. It flows well, is paced well, and was very hard to put down." —Hidden in Pages

"This second volume in the Baskerville Affair trilogy has all the complexity, steampunk details, plots within plots, magic, intrigue and romance of the first book and adds even more wonderful detail and character development."
—Inside a Dog


Praise for Emma Jane Holloway's A Study in Silks:

"Holloway stuffs her adventure with an abundance of characters and ideas and fills her heroine with talents and graces, all within a fun, brisk narrative." —Publishers Weekly

"Splendid . . . The characters are thoroughly charming and the worldbuilding is first-rate." —RT Book Reviews (four stars)

"This book has just about everything: magic, machines, mystery, mayhem, and all the danger one expects when people's loves and fears collide. I can't wait to return to the world of Evelina Cooper!"
—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles

"As Sherlock Holmes's niece, investigating murder while navigating the complicated shoals of Society—and romance—in an alternate Victorian England, Evelina Cooper is a charming addition to the canon."
—Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of the Kushiel's Legacy series

"Holloway takes us for quite a ride, as her plot snakes through an alternate Victorian England full of intrigue, romance, murder, and tiny sandwiches. Full of both thrills and frills." —Nicole Peeler, author of the Jane True series

"A Study in Silks is a charming, adventurous ride with a heroine who is both clever and talented. The brushes with the Sherlock Holmes mythos only add to the fun of this tale, and readers are bound to fall in love with Evelina and the London she inhabits." —Philippa Ballantine, author of Geist

"In A Study in Silks, Emma Jane Holloway has created a wonderful reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes mythos set in a late-Victorian Britain ruled by nefarious industrial titans called steam barons. Holloway's clever writing, attention to detail, and sublime characters forge a fascinating world that combines brass-plated steampunk technology with magic. By turns a coming-of-age story, a gas-lamp thriller, and a whimsical magical fantasy, A Study in Silks is the premiere novel of an author to watch." —Susan Griffith, author of the Vampire Empire series


Genre/Category: Fantasy/Mystery
Length: 544 pages
Setting: London
Period: Victorian Era
Publication Date: October 29 2013

North American English rights, Random House (Del Rey)
World English excl. North America and Philippines (Piatkus)
Audio rights, Audible

For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.
Emma Jane Holloway

Ever since childhood, EMMA JANE HOLLOWAY refused to accept that history was nothing but facts prisoned behind the closed door of time. Why waste a perfectly good playground coloring within the timelines? Accordingly, her novels are filled with whimsical impossibilities and the occasional eye-blinking impertinence—but always in the service of grand adventure. She pursues fantasy, history, and steampunk adventures. The Baskerville Affair is just the beginning.

Struggling between the practical and the artistic—a family tradition, along with ghosts and a belief in the curative powers of shortbread—Emma Jane has a degree in literature and job in finance. She lives in the Pacific Northwest in a house crammed with books, musical instruments, and half-finished sewing projects. In the meantime, she's published articles, essays, short stories, and enough novels to build a fort for her stuffed hedgehog.

She can be found online at www.rowanartistry.com and @RowanAshArt.