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Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Dastardly Miss Lizzie by Viola Carr



This is the third book I have read by Viola Carr, the first being The Diabolical Miss HydeThe Devious Dr. JekylI was the second. I found this book as entertaining as the last she does a good job with her characterizations and the Steampunk theme is done quite well.

The author does an excellent job painting her characters.  This book too, could be a good study in schizophrenia.   Many of the scenes are very graphic and somewhat disturbing sadly fairly accurate for the time it portrays.  This book provides more insight into the Lizzie side of Dr. Jekyll.  It also shows a different side of Mr. Todd.

Steam Punk alternate history horror might aptly describe an interesting take on a mixed mélange of iconic fiction.  

This is an interesting mélange with lots of twists and turns.   Schizophrenic Eliza is an often naive soul.  She is also a police physician in a misogynist society.   Victorian style England is depicted as a soul less police state.   The scene settings are squalid and vile and lead to incessant hand washing after reading.   Seriously the squalor is palatable!  This book seemed darker than the previous two.  

Lizzie is both appealing and appalling while simultaneously depicting unbound, unrestricted liberation.

The author did a masterful job in depicting an alternative environment where electricity ran amuck amid the muck.  Some interesting technical paradoxes are drawn in this volume.  Murder and mayhem abound in this tale of kindred soul discovery.

I recommend.  

site: http://www.violacarr.com/

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