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THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER by Theodora Goss
June 20th, 2017 by Liza Wiemer

THE STRANGE CASE OF TThe Strange Case CoverHE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER

by THEODORA GOSS

Publication date: June 20, 2017

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER with you all! I read Theodora Goss’s The Thorn and the Blossom (2012), a novella in a two-sided accordion format, and it was unforgettable.

Here’s my review:
The Thorn and the BlossomThe Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss

My elder son Justin had Professor Theodora Goss for a class at Boston University his freshman year. He has always spoken so highly of Prof. Goss that I was excited to read her two-sided love story. Incredible. I started with Brendan’s story. The story was so engrossing. I loved his perspective on his relationship with Evelyn. I loved the mystical aspect of their relationship and the medieval connection with THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT. Magic, romance.
Evelyn’s story bought an entirely different perspective and insight to their relationship. I am actually glad I didn’t read her story first. But then again, maybe because I didn’t, I’m biased? There were things about her that I am really glad I didn’t know before I read Brendan’s tale. I think it would have changed my thoughts and taken some of the mystery away. But as I said, who knows?
The idea behind THE THORN AND THE BLOSSOM is so clever.

The story unfolds in an accordion, so that also was unique.

I loved it. I highly recommend this very quick read!

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So, don’t miss THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER!!!!!!!

ABOUT THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER:

 Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins.

Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes.

But her hunt leads her to Hyde’s daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.

When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.

ABOUT THEODORA GOSS:Theodora Goss (Matthew Stein Photography)

Theodora Goss’s publications include the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting (2006); Interfictions (2007), a short story anthology coedited with Delia Sherman; Voices from Fairyland (2008), a poetry anthology with critical essays and a selection of her own poems; and The Thorn and the Blossom (2012), a two-sided novella in an accordion format. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Locus, and Mythopoeic Awards, and on the Tiptree Award Honor List. She has won the World Fantasy and Rhysling Awards. 

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