The Osiris Ritual: A Newbury & Hobbes Investigation (Paperback)

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The Osiris Ritual: A Newbury & Hobbes Investigation (Paperback)

Sir Maurice Newbury, Gentleman Investigator for the Crown, imagines life will be a little quieter after his dual success in solving The Affinity Bridge affair. But he hasn't banked on the reemergence of his villainous predecessor, Knox, who is hellbent on achieving immortality, and seems to be pursued by a secret agent who isn't quite as he seems....

The whole affair is so baffling that Newbury is reluctant to take time away from it to attend to the mysterious murders in the wake of the unveiling of an Egyptian mummy, let alone his partner Veronica's apparent obsession with tracking the growing pool of young women who have disappeared after being used as props in a magician's stage act. But it's all part of a day's work when your boss is the queen of England.

So begins a thrilling steampunk mystery, the second in the series of Newbury & Hobbes investigations, and a grand adventure quite unlike any other.

Newbury & Hobbes Investigation
#1 The Affinity Bridge
#2 The Osiris Ritual
#3 The Immortality Engine
#4 The Executioner's Heart
#5 The Revenant Express

GEORGE MANN is the author of the Newbury & Hobbes Investigations, beginning with The Affinity Bridge, and other works of fiction including Ghosts of Manhattan and official Doctor Who tie-in material. He edited the Solaris Book of New Science Fiction anthology series and The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
Product Details ISBN: 9780765323231
ISBN-10: 0765323230
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: June 7th, 2011
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Newbury & Hobbes

“A wonderful penny-dreadful. It's an unashamed galloping romp through the ins and outs of the Victorian metropolis and the lurid generic conventions of adventure fiction. All the way through I felt like George Mann was having a whale of a time with this.” —Paul Magrs, author of several Doctor Who novels and a Carnegie Medal finalist, on The Osiris Ritual

“ Newbury and Hobbes make a charming pair, and their investigative adventures are a great deal of fun. Mann's reimagined Victorian era is a fabulous place, and the mix of pea-soup fog, zombies, and clockwork automata makes for an excellent detective story. Let us hope to see more of Hobbes and Newbury.” —Booklist on The Affinity Bridge

“ [An] intriguingly bizarre version of 1901 L ondon…a strong addition to the ‘steampunk' subgenre and one that creates a lively alternative world.” —Library Journal on The Affinity Bridge