Things in Jars by Jess Kidd
Jess Kidd’s third novel is set in Victorian London and features Bridie Devine, a female detective searching for a kidnapped child Christabel Berwick. With the added complication that Christabel is not supposed to exist.
Jess manages to tread a fine line between fantasy and reality in her novels. Generally leaving the reader wishing the former was the latter. Populated by characters to both loathe and love, they are also shot through with a healthy dose of humour. What’s not to love?
Reviewed by Vivian