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2385. The Mysterious Case of Mr. Strangeway

By 1530. Karina Cooper

Published August, 2013 by Avon Books

Book Description:
Although I have only been part of Society for two years, I am already desperate to escape its confines and eager for adventure. The world my deceased parents have left me is nothing more than a gilded prison, and I will do anything to escape the boredom, even become a collector of bounties.

My name is Cherry St. Croix, and I may be young, but I am old enough to know when I am in over my head. My first collection seemed easy: Mr. Strangeway's debts have come due, and the purse for his capture is hefty. Yet the wastrel remains one step ahead of me, and my efforts are hampered by another collector after the same coin. What's more, a simple hunt becomes the forefront of a conspiracy that leads me on a chase through London's low - class streets.

Not only does my pride demand success, but the well-being of many rest upon the choices I make - failure is not an outcome I can live with.

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Review - Publisher Weekly

See Also
1530. Karina Cooper
2382. Tarnished
2383. Gilded
2384. Corroded

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