The Osiris Ritual ; bk. 2
|Series:||Newbury & Hobbes|
Death stalks London and the newspapers proclaim that a mummy's curse has been unleashed. Sir Maurice Newbury, gentleman investigator for the Crown, is drawn into a web of occult intrigue as he attempts to solve the murders. And he soon finds himself on the trail of a rogue agent - a man who died to be reborn as a living weapon. Newbury's able assistant, Miss Veronica Hobbes, has her own mystery to unravel. Girls are going missing from a magician's theatre show. But what appears to be a straightforward investigation puts Miss Hobbes in mortal danger. Can Newbury save his assistant, solve the riddle of the mummy's curse, capture the deadly man-machine - and stop the terrifying Osiris Ritual from reaching its infernal culmination? The second "Newbury & Hobbes" adventure is a thrilling mystery featuring rooftop chases, swordfights, an exhilarating steampunk car chase, and a race through the London Underground. If you enjoyed "The Affinity Bridge", you will love "The Osiris Ritual".
'Mann is at the forefront of the new generation of UK genre movers and shakers.' - SFRevu.com 'The author does a superb job of recreating nineteenth century London... a thoroughly engaging story.' - SF Signal 'Mann is leading the charge.' - The Guardian 'Fans of Alan Moore's work will likely enjoy Mann's depiction of Victorian asylums, slums, aristocratic soirees and things that go bump in the night.' - Strange Horizons 'A carefully plotted and entertaining steampunk mystery.' - SciFi.com ' [Mann] has a sharp talent for writing and a surplus of enthusiasm for the genre' - Sci Fi Now 'Highly, highly recommended' - fantasybookcritic.com
George Mann is the author of The Affinity Bridge, Ghosts of Manhattan and The Human Abstract, as well as numerous short stories, novellas and an original Doctor Who audiobook. He has edited a number of anthologies including The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, The Solaris Book of New Fantasy and a retrospective collection of Sexton Blake stories, Sexton Blake, Detective. He lives near Grantham with his wife, son and daughter.