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Beatrice Knight has enough to contend with: A zebra is dead on her lawn, her horse is possessed, and a gentleman has arrived with the temerity to propose to her. To top it off, her dead husband, Gideon, has absconded with an automaton, threatening to return for his wife. The wife in question, however, soon has other issues, for a killer has moved into town with a nasty habit of carving up the victims. As luck should dictate, who should be the next target but Mrs. Knight herself?
The Automaton's Wife is the second case in Society for Paranormals, in which a paranormal detective refuses to let danger, death, and unwanted suitors inconvenience her in the small town of Nairobi. Welcome to a cozy mystery series concerning Victorian etiquette, African mythology, and the search for a perfect spot of tea. If you enjoy historical mysteries, adore Victorian steampunk, appreciate British humor, or would love to experience adventure in colonial Africa, download The Automaton's Wife to start your supernatural safari now.
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By sci teacher on 10-04-17
5/5 Charming, Witty, Weird
Summary: Bee’s back and she’s got her hands full. There’s murder and mayhem afoot and bigger crises like warding off would-be suitors.
- I think I’ve said it before: this is my brand of weird. That said, it’s probably not going to be everybody’s cup of tea. If you’re in the mood for a serious book, definitely wrong series.
- If you’re in the mood for fun and weird, definitely a great series to try.
- The series combines the charm of Alexander McCall Smith’s #1 Detective Agency with the random, wacky weirdness of Seth Graham Smith’s Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies.
- I’ve listened to a lot of audiobooks lately and these are always a light-hearted bit of escapism.
- The character has a few quirks that can come across as annoying, especially in the way she describes things. But overall, it’s still highly entertaining.
- I find the blurb a tad misleading after you’ve heard or read the story, but if you enjoyed the first story, I see no reason for you to dislike this one. If this is your introduction to the series, you might want to grab book one so you have some context.
Conclusion: Decent entry in an awesome series.
*I heard the audiobook version for free. I chose to review the story.
By JustMe on 07-09-17
Charming, unique, captivating trip
I love Vered Ehsani's Society for Paranormal series. Book two picks up soon after book 1 and continues this delightful trip. It's kind of a female Sherlock Holmes investigating paranormal problems in turn of the century Africa. Unique and well-written. NOT a formula driven story, despite my reference to Sherlock. Vered writes in a style all her own which is very well done and quite intriguing. I've been hoping for book 3 to come out in audio but I've waited all I can. I just picked up the ebook version to continue my travels with Bea.
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