The Immorality Engine: A Newbury & Hobbes Investigation (Paperback)

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On the surface, life is going well for Victorian special agent Sir Maurice Newbury, who has brilliantly solved several nigh-impossible cases for Queen Victoria with his indomitable assistant, Miss Veronica Hobbes, by his side. But these facts haven't stopped Newbury from succumbing increasingly frequently to his dire flirtation with the lure of opium. His addiction is fueled in part by his ill-gotten knowledge of Veronica's secret relationship with the queen, which Newbury fears must be some kind of betrayal. Veronica, consumed by worry and care for her prophetic but physically fragile sister, Amelia, has no idea that she is a catalyst for Newbury's steadily worsening condition.

Veronica and Newbury's dear friend Bainbridge, the chief investigator at Scotland Yard, tries to cover for him as much as possible, but when the body of a well-known criminal turns up, Bainbridge and Veronica track Newbury down in an opium den and drag him out to help them with the case. The body clearly, irrefutably, belongs to the man in question, but shortly after his body is brought to the morgue, a crime is discovered that bears all the dead man's hallmarks. Bainbridge and Veronica fear someone is committing copycat crimes, but Newbury is not sure. Somehow, the details are too perfect for it to be the work of a copycat. But how can a dead man commit a crime?

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

About the Author


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.

Praise For…


“Mann turns out a riveting page-turner that mixes the society of manners in turn-of-the-century London with a gritty and brutal murder mystery. And in the midst of all this, automatons clank about, zombies lurk in the night and dirigibles float majestically in the sky—until they crash and burn…. Will leave readers clamoring for the next book.” —AM New York on 'The Affinity Bridge'

“A science fantasy novel that should appeal to lovers of both genres. One of the biggest surprises of the year, and I can't recommend the book enough.” —Fantasy Book Critic on The Affinity Bridge

“Steampunk is making a comeback, and with this novel Mann is leading the charge…. An engaging melodrama that rattles along at a breakneck pace.” —The Guardian on The Affinity Bridge



Product Details
ISBN: 9780765327772
ISBN-10: 0765327775
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: July 3rd, 2012
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Newbury & Hobbes