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    The Friday Society (Hardback) By (author) Adrienne Kress

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    DescriptionAn action-packed tale of gowns, guys, guns-and the heroines who use them all Set in turn of the century London, "The Friday Society" follows the stories of three very intelligent and talented young women, all of whom are assistants to powerful men: Cora, lab assistant; Michiko, Japanese fight assistant; and Nellie, magician's assistant. The three young women's lives become inexorably intertwined after a chance meeting at a ball that ends with the discovery of a murdered mystery man. It's up to these three, in their own charming but bold way, to solve the murder-and the crimes they believe may be connected to it-without calling "too" much attention to themselves. Set in the past but with a modern irreverent flare, this Steampunk whodunit introduces three unforgettable and very ladylike-well, relatively ladylike-heroines poised for more dangerous adventures.

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    The Friday Society
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    By (author) Adrienne Kress
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9780803737617
    ISBN 10: 0803737610

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    LC classification: PZ7.K8838 Fri 2012
    Dial Books
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    Dial Books
    Publication date
    06 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Adrienne Kress studied at the University of Toronto, and at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Her time in the UK served as inspiration for her middle-grade books, "Alex and the Ironic Gentleman" and "Timothy and the Dragon's Gate." Adrienne has since returned to Toronto, where she acts, directs, produces, and writes.
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    "With odd inventions, beautifully described clothing, and skilled heroines, this alternate history offers much to enjoy." -- "Publishers Weekly" ."..an overall sense of frothy fun prevails, bolstered by winks at genre convention (much is made of the always-foggy London crime scenes) and by three kick-ass females with complementary strengths and distinctive personalities." -- "The Horn Book" ""The Friday Society" is an explosively entertaining concoction-a mystery and an adventure folded around complex themes, draped in rich historical settings, spiced with Steampunk cool and laced with sharp contemporary wit. It's a firecracker of a read, packed with a trio of feisty, fiery, fiercely intelligent heroines worth rooting for. More please!" -- Lesley Livingston, author of the internationally bestselling "Wondrous Strange" series