Reggiecide

Reggiecide By Chris Dolley, Sequel to the WSFA Award finalist What Ho, Automaton Guy Fawkes is back and this time it s a toss up who s going to be blown up first Parliament or Reginald Worcester, gentleman consulting detective.But Guy might not be the only regicide to have been dug up and reanimated He might be a mere pawn in a plan of diabolical twistiness.Only a detective with a rare brain andSequel to the WSFA Award finalist What Ho, Automaton Guy Fawkes is back and this time it s a toss up who s going to be blown up first Parliament or Reginald Worcester, gentleman consulting detective.But Guy might not be the only regicide to have been dug up and reanimated He might be a mere pawn in a plan of diabolical twistiness.Only a detective with a rare brain and Reggie s is amongst the rarest could possibly solve this five cocktail problem With the aid of Reeves, his automaton valet, Emmeline, his suffragette fianc e, and Farquharson, a reconstituted dog with an issue with Anglicans, Reggie sets out to save both Queen Victoria and the Empire.. Reggiecide Sequel to the WSFA Award finalist What Ho Automaton Guy Fawkes is back and this time it s a toss up who s going to be blown up first Parliament or Reginald Worcester gentleman consulting detective B

  • Title: Reggiecide
  • Author: Chris Dolley
  • ISBN: 9781611382075
  • Page: 173
  • Format: ebook
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    1. Back around the turn of the century, Henry James wrote some interesting thoughts on what he perceived would be the future of the novel, including his predictions of who would be remembered by the end of the Twentieth Century.James was a perceptive reader and a thoughtful analyst, but nobody has perfect foresight one of his predictions was that P.G Wodehouse would be forgotten within a decade or two.Boy, was he wrong.One of many effects of his genius was to make his clockwork tight plotting look [...]

    2. Book Info Genre Steampunk mystery, humorous Wodehouse parodyReading Level all ages if able to read it Recommended for people who enjoy steampunk stories, fans of Wodehouse s Jeeves novels, who like to laughMy Thoughts This is the sequel to What Ho, Automaton review linked here where formatting allowed , and a parody of the Wodehouse Jeeves books, set in a steampunk version of Victorian England right after the turn of the 20th century they are set in 1903.Again, this was a very funny novella It w [...]

    3. I fully have to admit that I did not read the first book in this series With that being said I think the author did an amazing job of bringing the character Guy Fawkes back to life The story as a whole reminded me a little bit of Sherlock Holmes with a brilliant character on the investigating scene This book was a fast paced entertaining read Towards the ending of the book it seemed as if the author lost his way and just wanted to get the story finished Note I received this book from LibraryThin [...]

    4. Yes A new Reggie and Reeves steampunk detective story Thanks to a clue about a substance that strongly resembles Coppertone tanning butter only, you know, for zombies Reggie and Reeves solve the mystery of whether, when, and how a resurrected Guy Fawkes will blow up Parliament.n I highly recommend all Dolley s Wodehouse steampunk pastiches.

    5. Before I buy a Kindle book, I usually read the whole sample Then, if I m in any doubt, I go to the Kindle Store, remind myself of the price, and maybe read some reviews I very rarely use the Buy this book now option before I ve finished the sample.For this book, I made an exception, because of this sentence Reeves had done it again The man must bathe in fish oil His brain was positively turbot charged If you re the right audience for this book, I don t have to explain that As with the previous b [...]

    6. A Novella farce set in 1903 England The principle characters are Mr Worcester, the Gentleman s consulting detective, his man Reeves an steam powered automaton subject to Babbages laws , Worcester s fiancee Miss Emmeline a suffragette and protester at the gates of the Westminister s Palace , Snuggles a reanimator one who revived Guy Fawkes and Sir Roger Mortimer reanimated known as Prometheans who were orange from use of a French salve called ReVitaCorpse that kept old corpses from turning to dus [...]

    7. In this steam punk homage to PG Wodehouse with a nod to Sherlock Holmes and a slight royal wave to Christie , it is 1903 and reanimating dead relatives has become something of a trend in England Reginald Worcester, gentleman detective, and his steam operated automaton valet, Reeves have been hired to find Guy Fawkes who was reanimated by a relative to prove his innocence Unfortunately, Guy has gone walk about and may be planning to finish what he started in the 17th c blow up Parliament while th [...]

    8. Cute and short Dolley continues with his steampunk Wodehouse Conan Doyle mash up Someone is reanimating famous regicides or at least, alleged attempted regicides A man asks for Reggie s help tracking down his reanimated ancestor, Guy Fawkes A threatening note is speared to Reggie s door with a poker, charring the wood and the note Oh, no Could someone s bottom be about to wish it had never been born In just a couple of days, Victoria Regina will open Parliament Can Reggie, Reeves the steam power [...]

    9. Note I received a free review copy of this through LibraryThing Early Reviewers An entertaining steampunk pastiche of Wodehouse s Jeeves and Wooster stories It s one of a series of shortish stories about gentleman private detective and silly ass Reggie Worcester, his automaton valet Reeves, and his fiancee Emmeline, In this one, the chaps have to investigate the disappearance of Guy Fawkes, who has been revived as a Promethean by one of his descendents Alas, Fawkes has but one thought left in hi [...]

    10. To save Queen and Empire for the re awakened corpse of Guy Fawkes is the aim of Reginald Worcester.That is alongside Reeves his steampowered butler and Emeliene his fiance as even after a few Cocktails Reginald is not the sharpest knife in the box whatever he thinks to the contrary and so needs all the help he can get.But is Guy Fawkes the only Regicide brought back to life and by who and for what dastardly reason Read on to find out it will be worth it I promise

    11. This short, steampunk novella was a treat to read I enjoyed the light hearted, humorous feel of the story The detective aspect lent itself to a story line that felt easily organized and timely Although the story was brief, I thought the combination of character development, world building and plot progression went really well together The only thing I was left wanting in the end, was a longer book This is a great contribution to the steampunk genre.

    12. This is a fun read a clever detective story set in a fiction Victorian England It s light entertainment laugh out loud humourous and easy to read in a couple of hours There s a great send up of the pompous Edwardian gentleman and the Sherlock Holmes stories In short it s enjoyable and entertaining but don t take it too seriously

    13. I was delighted to receive this second instalment in the adventures of Worcester and Reeves I thoroughly enjoyed What Ho, Automaton This caper involved our heroes foiling a dastardly plot to destroy parliament by a reanimated Guy Fawkes Tons of slapstick humour and mayhem ensue in this novella A very funny book.

    14. Even better than the first book in the series no, there is no need to read them in order really.The perfect P.G Wodehouse pastiche with wonderful steampunk elements Well written compact, no fillers, good mix of humour and action.Very much recommended.

    15. I have become a fan of these stories Admittedly the rise of Guy Fawkes and all other reanimated body parts is almost a bit too weird, however the language use and pace of the story fit perfectly and make for an entertaining read.

    16. Another fun read I m still picturing Laurie and Fry as I read Wish I could put a face to Emmeline may 2017 reread.

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