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Things in Jars (Digital Audiobook)

By Jess Kidd, Jacqueline Milne (Narrator)

Publication Date: April 3, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/3/2020)
Paperback (9/29/2020)
Hardcover (2/4/2020)
Library Binding, Large Print (1/15/2021)
Compact Disc (2/4/2020)

February 2020 Indie Next List

“Set in Victorian England, Things in Jars feels like a Sherlock Holmes story, if Holmes had been a woman. You can’t help but love Bridie Devine, a strong-willed, chain-smoking woman who has clawed her way from life as an orphaned thief to a highly sought-after detective often consulted by Scotland Yard. Bridie’s newest case, though, is proving difficult and incredibly strange. Not only will it force her to confront someone from her past who she thought was dead, she’ll also team up with an actual ghost as she solves a fantastical crime. Highly imaginative, Things in Jars is a fun and immersive read.”
— Jamie Southern, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC
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Winter 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List

“A searingly fantastical and addictive novel about a kidnapped girl who calls water, snails, and other wet things to her, a girl who can kill a man with one bite. Many whimsical moving parts come together to create a Victorian cat-and-mouse chase of supernatural proportions.”
— Lauren Nopenz Fairley, Curious Iguana, Frederick, MD
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Things in Jars is an enchanting Victorian detective novel that explores what it is to be human in inhumane times, from Costa Award-winner and twice BBC Radio 2 Book Club author Jess Kidd.

London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling from her last job and with her reputation in tatters, a remarkable puzzle has come her way. Christabel Berwick has been kidnapped. But Christabel is no ordinary child. She is not supposed to exist. As Bridie fights to recover the stolen child she enters a world of fanatical anatomists, crooked surgeons and mercenary showmen. Anomalies are in fashion, curiosities are the thing, and fortunes are won and lost in the name of entertainment. The public love a spectacle and Christabel may well prove the most remarkable spectacle London has ever seen.

“Things in Jars is exquisite. Perfect storytelling.” JOANNA CANNON