ripper It’s here! It’s here! The Ripper Affair is now officially released!

Sorcery. Treason. Madness. And, of course, murder most foul…

A shattering accident places Archibald Clare, mentath in the service of Britannia, in the care of Emma Bannon, sorceress Prime. Clare needs a measure of calm to repair his faculties of Logic and Reason. Without them, he is not his best. At all.

Unfortunately, calm and rest will not be found. There is a killer hiding in the sorcerous steam-hells of Londinium, executing poor women of a certain reputation. A handful of frails murdered on cold autumn nights would make no difference…but the killings echo in the highest circles, and threaten to bring the Empire down in smoking ruins.

Once more Emma Bannon is pressed into service; once more Archibald Clare is determined to aid her. The secrets between these two old friends may give an ambitious sorcerer the means to bring down the Crown. And there is still no way to reliably find a hansom when one needs it most.

The game is afoot…

Available now through Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, Indiebound, and maybe even (yep, still this thing going on) at [amazon text=Amazon&asin=0316183725]. As always, you can also purchase signed (and personalised!) copies through Cover to Cover Books–just fill out the Stock Inquiry form, and they’ll hook you up.

This is the last Bannon & Clare adventure for a while. I did have a few Emma & Archibald Go Traveling books planned, but other stuff intruded. Maybe later. As it is, this one opens with a bang (literally) and closes at just the right moment. I’m so excited, and I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

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Happy Dance! Happy Dance! And count me among those who hope you get back to this world some day . . . * now off to fondle my nook with its preciouuuusssss books on it *


“Its books — not it’s.” (Hangs head in shame.)


It came today! (still a tactile, paper-loving bibliophile) so the minute I have a minute, I’m reading!


I’ve developed a system for buying ebooks:
1) Check Google Play. If it’s there, buy it (they generally have the best price but not the best selection.)
2) Check iBook store. If it’s there, buy it.
3) Check Amazon. If you can’t find it at 1 or 2, get it there.

Unfortunately I don’t buy ebooks from Barnes & Noble because I have lost confidence that they’ll continue to exist, and I don’t want my books to vanish one day. Google and Apple seem more stable.

Michael Mock

So, guess what showed up on my reader this morning? Brightened my day rather notably.