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Things in Jars Bridie Devine, Female Detective Extraordinaire, Is Confronted With The Most Baffling Puzzle Yet The Kidnapping Of Christabel Berwick, Secret Daughter Of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, And A Peculiar Child Whose Reputed Supernatural Powers Have Captured The Unwanted Attention Of Collectors Trading Curiosities In This Age Of DiscoveryWinding Her Way Through The Labyrinthine, Sooty Streets Of Victorian London, Bridie Won T Rest Until She Finds The Young Girl, Even If It Means Unearthing A Past That She D Rather Keep Buried Luckily, Her Search Is Aided By An Enchanting Cast Of Characters, Including A Seven Foot Tall Housemaid A Melancholic, Tattoo Covered Ghost And An Avuncular Apothecary But Secrets Abound In This Foggy Underworld Where Spectacle Is King And Nothing Is Quite What It SeemsBlending Darkness And Light, History And Folklore, Things In Jars Is A Spellbinding Gothic Mystery That Collapses The Boundary Between Fact And Fairy Tale To Stunning Effect And Explores What It Means To Be Human In Inhumane Times


About the Author: Jess Kidd

Jess Kidd was brought up in London as part of a large family from county Mayo and has been praised for her unique fictional voice Her debut, Himself, was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards in 2016 She won the Costa Short Story Award the same year Her second novel, The Hoarder, published as Mr Flood s Last Resort in the U.S and Canada was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2019 Both books were BBC Radio 2 Book Club Picks Her latest book, the Victorian detective tale Things in Jars, has been released to critical acclaim Jess s work has been described as Gabriel Garc a M rquez meets The Pogues.



10 thoughts on “Things in Jars

  1. says:

    Five stars and a statue goes to best portrayed Victorian London book This is incredible combination of humor, kitsch, folklore with the writer s talented and never ending imagination We meet one of the most interesting heroines, Bride Devine , a woman detective, wearing a dagger strapped to her thigh, smoking pipe, solving murders by reading corpses and talking with ghosts It seems like one of the heroes , also the part of love triangle is


  2. says:

    Jess Kidd shifts direction in her 3rd novel setting it in Victorian times with its inherent brutality and inhumanity, teeming with villains, murderers, the arrogance of killing medics, and ruthless amoral gentlemen anatomy collectors, hungry for what should not be alive There are Things in Jars, with their ability to disturb the natural order of things, life and death, ashes to ashes, time in supension, pickling yesterday, holding eternity in a ja


  3. says:

    Here is time held in suspension Yesterday pickled Eternity in a jar In Things in Jars, A 7 foot tall bearded parlor maid, mythical sea monsters, a ghost, and a winter mermaid are all brought together by a female pipe smoking detective in Victorian London to solve the kidnapping of a mysterious childWhen a child with supposed supernatural powers is kidnapped, Detective Bridie Devine is commissioned to find her Bridie s sleuthing abilities lead her into th


  4. says:

    Below her, streets and lanes, factories and workhouses, parks and prisons, ground houses and tenements, roofs, chimneys and treetops And the winding, sometimes shining, Thames the sky s own dirty mirror The raven leaves the river behind and charts a path to a chapel on a hill with a spire and a clock tower She circles the chapel and lands on the roof with a shuffling of wings She pecks at brickwork, at lichen, at moth casts, at nothing She sidles up to a gargoy


  5. says:

    4.5 STARS A dark, bizarre and fanciful world Imaginative storytelling that was menacing, detailed and plotted to perfection.I was quickly captivated by the gothic setting and the missing child investigation The female detective, Birdie Devine specializes in domestic investigations and minor surgery She was a fantastic character that brought humor and humanity to the tale.The supernatural elements and fairytale esque cast of characters kept me glued to the pages and im


  6. says:

    A cloth covers the jar that Bridie took from the bookcase in the nursery, and Ruby is thankful for this For the contents have the ability to rearrange even a dead man s sense of reality As with all terrible, wondrous sights, there is a jolt of shock, then a hypnotic fascination, then the uneasy queasiness, then the whole thing starts again the desire to look and the desire never to have looked in the first place 1860s London, the prime of the Victorian age About fifteen year


  7. says:

    My first five star read of 2020From the first sentence, you know this book is going to be different As pale as a grave grub, she s an eyeful The writing is just gorgeous, in that Victorian, Dickensian fashion Think Dickens matched with Grimms Fairy Tales Or Dickens if he was smoking hashish or one of Prudhoe s blends and into Irish folktales I loved the characters Bridie, part sleuth, part doctor untrained , Cora, her seven foot maid with a beautiful baritone voice and Ruby, a dead


  8. says:

    2.5 2.75 rounded upBridie Devine is a female detective in Victorian London One day she is approached to investigate the case of a missing girl, Christabel the secret child of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick She is reported to have supernatural powers Bridie is hot on the case she lost her last missing child and is determined to save this one Her search for the girls is aided by her seven foot tall housemaid, and a tattoo covered ghost Sounds interesting, right Well, it wasbut there is a 2.5


  9. says:

    BOTM pick January 2020 Absolutely breathtaking I must readfrom Jess Kidd ASAP While the mystery of the disappeared girl is front and foremost in this tale, I felt that the idea of our fascination with creatures and humans different from the norm, and our desire to contain them, was a huge theme explored as well This was a timely, thought provoking read, and although it took me a bit to get through this one, it was well worth the time taken to read itMany thanks to the publisher for p BOTM pick J


  10. says:

    But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much Hans Christian Andersen, The Little MermaidI m a huge fan of Jess Kidd s exquisite, playful writing and KERPOW, what a start Her vivid prologue was one of the finest things I ve read in a long, long time Gadzooks That alone was worth the entrance fee The book is set in a Victorian London that Dickens might have portrayed one which is theatrically grotesque and wonderfully atmospheric whose slums are as lively as a blaBut a mermaid has no tea


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