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Spring-heeled Jack and the President's Ring (The Magnetron Chronicles #2)

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In this second novelette in the Magnetron Chronicles series, Phineas Magnetron and the Hogalum Society investigate the disappearance of President Grant's West Point ring. Their investigation becomes intertwined with the mystery of Spring-heeled Jack, the shadowy terror of England, leading them from Calais to London, and back to America for a bizarre encounter with the ...more
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Published May 2nd 2012 by D. L. Mackenzie
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David Brown
Jul 16, 2012 David Brown rated it really liked it
This is a steampunk serial adventure by D.L. Mackenzie. Part of a planned 5 novelette serial, this second installment picks up with the solving of the mysterious death of Dr. Hogalum by Phineas Magnetron and the rest of the Hogalum Society (Think League of Extraordinary Gentlemen with the emphasis on gentlemen).

Truly anachronistic, witty and fun these stories embrace a vocabulary-stretching voice that reflects the Victorian era while sneaking in a bit of the post-modern sense of humor. With a Sh
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Sep 02, 2012 Susan Maxwell rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed this second novelette in the Magnetron Chronicles! The question of the hour is what WON'T our Hogalum society come up against? If you're into Victorian era invention-mystery-science-steampunk-adventures with a humourous twist, this one is for you! Way to go, Mr. McKenzie!
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I enjoyed the book but I wanted to correct one thing in the historical notes section: Looking Back was written by Edward Bellamy, not his cousin Francis Bellamy. Both were American socialists but very different people.
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D. L. Mackenzie pounds on a computer somewhere in the desiccated cultural wilderness of Phoenix, Arizona. When he's not writing or more gainfully employed elsewhere, he enjoys hiking the valley's surrounding mountains, traveling, listening to obscure music, and performing unremarkable household chores with his hyperactive wife. He has a love/hate relationship with American politics and is known to ...more
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The Magnetron Chronicles (4 books)
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