Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Study in Temperance by Ichabod Temperance

A Study in Temperance
by Ichabod Temperance

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Adventures of Ichabod Temperance - Book 4
Publication Date: May 22, 2014
Publisher: GoldenBear Creative Works
Genre: Steampunk Fantasy
Print Length: 206 pages
Available from: Amazon


"'Twas the hand of fate that brought Miss Plumtartt and me together, for, in truth, we have been happenstance-stricken and adventure prone ever since." -Ichabod Temperance, For the Love of Temperance

Such is the case once again as Ichabod Temperance and his lady love, Miss Persephone Plumtartt, are hurled into adventure and mystery. This time, they return to Persephone's ancestral estate in England, where they hope to enjoy a much-needed vacation. However, fate has other plans for the young couple, as a series of murders close in upon the innocent pair. A notorious Victorian Era London detective assists the plucky protagonists through a tangled web of intrigue involving an incredible cast of suspicious characters.

A Study in Temperance (The Adventures of Ichabod Temperance)My Review
A Study in Temperance by Ichabod Temperance

Where do they get their energy? Ichabod Temperance and Miss Persephone Plumtartt are in the thick of things, once again. This time, the mayhem is murder and once again, there is a nefarious plot uncovered that puts the entire planet in the crosshairs of deadly danger. The suspects are far from the usual dastardly blackhearts, and these two are determined to dig in and dig deep.
What started out as a trip to Miss Persephone’s ancestral home, seems to turn into a case for hiring bad help, as one disaster after another befalls the palatial estate and its grounds. Does no one take pride in their work anymore or is something sinister afoot? Enter a very shadowy detective who claims to be on their side, working a case while trying to help keep them safe, and we’re off!

A Study in Temperance by the charmingly Southern Ichabod Temperance whirls past like a spinning top, from start to finish. Filled with Mr. Temperance’s total recall of the events, with help from Ms. Plumtartt, we are once again whisked away through time and space to the exciting Steampunk era, where man and mechanicals live side by side. Who is this shadowy detective with the pipe? What is his real purpose? Can he be trusted? What of all of the hired help around the estate? Will these two ever get a break and a little down time? What would they do with said downtime? From quirky neighbors to summoning spirits, our dynamic duo once again comes to life with blazing action, humor and a touch of romance. Delightful light reading as well as a lesson in propriety in nineteenth century England.

I received this copy from Ichabod Temperance in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Yabba dabba doo!
    Dianne gives this one 5 stars too!
    Thank you, Dianne!
    Cheers, everybody!
    Your pal,
    ~Icky. :-)

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