Things in Jars by Jess Kidd
Genre: Historical Fiction / Fantasy
Length: 384 pages
Audiobook Length: 11 hours and 25 minutes
First Published: 2019
Bridie Devine—female detective extraordinaire—is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child whose reputed supernatural powers have captured the unwanted attention of collectors trading curiosities in this age of discovery.
Winding her way through the labyrinthine, sooty streets of Victorian London, Bridie won’t rest until she finds the young girl, even if it means unearthing a past that she’d rather keep buried. Luckily, her search is aided by an enchanting cast of characters, including a seven-foot tall housemaid; a melancholic, tattoo-covered ghost; and an avuncular apothecary. But secrets abound in this foggy underworld where spectacle is king and nothing is quite what it seems.
Blending darkness and light, history and folklore, Things in Jars is a spellbinding Gothic mystery that collapses the boundary between fact and fairy tale to stunning effect and explores what it means to be human in inhumane times.
About Jess Kidd
Jess Kidd is the author of three novels: Himself, The Hoarder (titled Mr. Flood’s Last Resort in the US) and Things in Jars. She is currently working on developing television projects, a novella, and a children’s book. Visit the author’s website →