The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll & Mademoiselle Odile

The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll & Mademoiselle Odile

By James Reese

Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596436848, 357pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2012


It's 1870, and a young woman named Odile is fighting to survive on the blood-soaked streets of Paris. Luckily, Odile has an advantage and a bizarre birthright. She is descended from the Cagots, a much-despised race whose women were reputed to be witches. Were they, in fact? This is the question Odile must answer--about her ancestors and herself--while she uses her talents to help a young Doctor Jekyll who seems to be abusing the salts that she gave him in a most disconcerting way.

About the Author
James Reese is the author of The Witchery, The Book of Spirits, and The Book of Shadows. He lives in South Florida and Paris, France.

Praise For The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll & Mademoiselle Odile

“…this explanation of the mysterious ingredient that animates Jekyll’s transformation is well suited to readers who enjoy period drama laced with a bit of tame horror and not-so-tame blackmail.”--BCCB


"Carefully researched and well written, Reese’s novel appeals on scientific, historical, mysterious, and romantic levels."-VOYA


“ …[a] thriller that’s steeped in historical detail.”-Kirkus


“…successful in spinning the familiar tale into one of war and romance seen from a female perspective.”--Booklist