Review: The Curious Case of the Clockwork Menace by Bec McMaster

Posted September 4, 2014 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: The Curious Case of the Clockwork Menace by Bec McMaster
The Curious Case of the Clockwork Menace
by Bec McMaster

5 Stars


Released: 19 August 2014
Series: London Steampunk #3.5
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: eBook


“A great novella full of action, the promise of romance to come as well as some very likable characters,” ~ Under the Covers

Nighthawks Perry Lowell and Garrett Reed have worked together for years; Perry is cool and logical, where as her partner Garrett is charming yet reckless, between them the small matter of an actress going missing should be a simple case to solve. But the more they look into her disappearance the stranger the case looks until all they have is a theatre full of suspects and a dead body.

Bec McMaster gives us a look in to Perry and Garrett’s life as they work on a difficult case together, a case that soon becomes personal. This was a great novella and after the small glimpses we have had of the characters in My Lady Quicksilver it was great to see more of them, especially as they are featured next in the series in Forged by Desire.

It was great to see the dynamics of Perry and Garrett’s friendship and I can’t wait for this to be explored further in Forged by Desire Perry’s unrequited loved and Garrett’s seeming obliviousness to it, yet intense protective instincts towards her all promise a fantastic next installment. But as well as seeing Perry and Garrett work together, the case itself was interesting and kept me guessing as once again Bec McMaster weaves an intriguing story full of action and excitement.

A great novella full of action, the promise of romance to come as well as some very likable characters, if you are a fan of this series than this is a must read and if you haven’t tried this series before, than I highly recommend you give it a go.

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Curious Case of the Clockwork Menace, The
Book 3.5
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Of Silk and Steam
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About Bec McMaster

Bec McMaster lives in a small town in country Victoria, Australia, and grew up with her nose in a book. A member of Romance Writers of America, she writes sexy, dark paranormals and steampunk romance. When not reading, writing or poring over travel brochures, she loves spending time with her very own hero or daydreaming about new worlds.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Sophia Rose

This was a terrific close-up intro into their lives before things got really crazy.


I will be reading this very soon…thanks for the great review Suzanne

Barb Hill-Kidd
Barb Hill-Kidd

I tried it and got sucked in. Again thanks UTC!

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