The Bartleby and James Adventures are a best-selling steampunk mystery series following the cases of consulting detectives Anton Bartleby and James Wainwright through an alternate Victorian history.
This collection includes:
AND THEY CALLED HER SPIDER
Steampunk London is in the grip of an unstoppable assassin known only as the Spider, and consulting detectives James Wainwright and Alton Bartleby have been commissioned to catch her. Can the surly inventor and savvy gentleman track her down and stop her string of murders, or will Queen Victoria be her next victim?
MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE RIO GRANDE
Brilliant but socially-awkward inventor and engineer James Wainwright has been accused of murder most foul, and only his savvy partner Alton Bartleby can clear his name. The clock is ticking, though, as the true murderer’s sabotage threatens to crash the world’s largest airship into the teaming streets of London below.
ON THE TRAIL OF THE SCISSORMAN
Consulting detectives Alton Bartleby and James Wainwright have been hired to stop the Scissorman, a nightmarish serial killer. Can they track him down despite obstruction from Scotland Yard, or will the vicious killer turn more of London’s children into orphans?
A MATTER OF SPIRIT
Inventive genius James Wainwright has been retained to advocate for Bryce, an old friend, a con-man accused of kidnapping his partner, who maintains that she was spirited away by the shades of the dead. James has little use for the fancies of spiritualism, but can he put his prejudices aside and clear Bryce’s name, or will his old friend go to the gallows?
Who Are Bartleby and James?
Alton Bartleby is a social savant, the scion of a once proud and noble bloodline, working to restore his family’s name. James Wainwright is a brilliant engineer and inventor. Together they take on the cases that Scotland Yard cannot or will not handle.