Book Review: The Hanged Man

Imagine a fictional world combining elements of Jane Austen in an alternate history where Queen Victoria gives England female emancipation in the 1850s with a few steampunk tropes, a little Holmesian detective work, a touch of urban fantasy, and over-the-top pulp novel action. Author P.N. Elrod imagined just that in her novel The Hanged Man. Combining these disparate styles mostly works, though jarring transitions sometimes occur. Rollicking action becomes superseded quickly by Austen-like comedy of manners, so you need to just…Continue reading Book Review: The Hanged Man