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Meanwhile, at the Dernstrum Institute... by Catherine Griffin
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In this steampunk-flavoured mystery, heroine Constance Wright takes on a job at an isolated research institute founded by her late godfather (who was estranged from her own father for initially unknown reasons). We meet a larger-than-life array of characters, from an obsessed cabbage grower to the Giant Walking War Machine's engineer and a particularly nippy sweetie of a housekeeper.

This was a quick and fun read, and I didn't notice any typos other than one or two missing punctuation marks. Although the inventions had their own (perhaps not all that plausible) roles in the plot, I found the story to shine more in the interactions between the characters, which had me chuckling in a few places. If you're happy not to dig too deeply into the logic, and don't mind a few odd decisions by Constance, it's a very enjoyable read.

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February 22, 2020 – Shelved

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