Viola Stewart is a widowed optician with a penchant for dectectiving, who stumbles upon a secret Society of Men in Grey. Set in a Victorian steampunk fantasy world, this series has a gaslamp flavour.
Introducing Viola Stewart in Three Short Stories:
The Day of the Dirigible
It is a big day. Viola has a day off school. She gets a train ride and to see her first dirigible landing! Who is this mysterious stranger who has confiscated her toy and why does he want it so badly?
An Eye for Detail
When Viola’s husband died, she had no wish to wear mourning for the rest of her days. Defying convention, she becomes an Oculist to London society. But peril lurks in the gaslit streets. When a murder victim is found on her doorstep, Viola is drawn into intrigue – discovering a secret she may take to the grave.
The Magic Lantern
Dr Viola Stewart and Dr John Collins are back. Lord and Lady Hearst have disappeared! While enjoying the latest entertainment – The Magic Lantern Show – the two doctors uncover another nefarious plot. Viola is determined to join in the investigation. Why should the men have all the fun?
(This compilation of short stories totals just over 8000 words. – approx 30 minutes)