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    DescriptionMark Hodder's second Burton & Swinburne steampunk adventure, following the acclaimed "The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack," is filled with eccentric steam-driven technology, grotesque characters, and a deepening mystery. When a clockwork-powered man of brass is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and his assistant, the wayward poet Algernon Swinburne, find themselves on the trail of the stolen Garnier Collection--black diamonds rumored to be fragments of the Lemurian Eye of Naga, a meteorite that fell to Earth in prehistoric times. From a haunted mansion to the Bedlam madhouse, from South America to Australia, from seances to a secret labyrinth, Burton struggles with shadowy opponents and his own inner demons. Can the king's agent expose a plot that threatens to rip the British Empire apart, leading to an international conflict the like of which the world has never seen? And what part does the clockwork man have to play?

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    The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man
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    By (author) Mark Hodder
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 359
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9781616143596
    ISBN 10: 1616143592

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    LC classification: PR6108.O28 C87 2011
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    22 March 2011
    Author Information
    Mark Hodder is the author of "The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack"--winner of the Philip K. Dick Award 2010--and its sequel, "The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man." He's the creator and caretaker of the Blakiana website (http: //www.sextonblake.co.uk), which he designed to celebrate, record, and revive Sexton Blake, the most written-about fictional detective in English publishing history. A former BBC writer, editor, journalist, and Web producer, Mark has worked in all the new and traditional medias and was based in London for most of his working life until 2008, when he relocated to Valencia in Spain to de-stress and write novels. He has a degree in cultural studies and loves British history (1850 to 1950, in particular), good food, cutting-edge gadgets, cult TV (ITC forever!), Tom Waits, and a vast assortment of oddities.
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    Praise for the Philip K. Dick Award-winning Burton & Swinburne books: "The usual superlatives for really clever fantasy (imaginative, mind-bending, phantasmagorical) aren't nearly big enough for this debut novel. With this one book, Hodder has put himself on the genre map." -Booklist, starred review of The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack "Hodder, with an encyclopedic grasp of period detail, tellingly brings these disparate, oddly familiar yet eerily different worlds to fecund life. Enthralling, dizzying, and as impressive as they come." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Every once in a while I come across a book, or series of books, that totally yanks the carpet out from under me. Then it reaches out, smashes me in the face with its awesomeness, and says, 'You love me!' Leaving me with naught to do but obligingly respond, 'Yes. Yes I do.' [The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man] was every bit the book that I had hoped it would be." -Elitist Book Reviews "Whatever one chooses to call [The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack], it would be very difficult to deny its overwhelming brilliance. I can't remember the last time a novel has surprised, awed, and enthused me so utterly that I'm almost left at a loss for words for how to recommend it." -Rob Will Review