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** Finalist for the 2012 WSFA Award **

“A fun blend of P.G. Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes. Dolley is a master at capturing and blending all these elements. More than fascinating, this work is also rip-roaring fun!” – SF Revu

What Ho, Automaton! chronicles the adventures of Reggie Worcester, gentleman consulting detective, and his automaton valet, Reeves.

“Dolley got me to laugh out loud near the end. Which, frankly, is VERY hard to do. Dolley’s tone is spot on Wodehouse and the steampunk elements tie into both plot and silliness admirably.” – Gail Carriger, author of Soulless

Reggie, an avid reader of detective fiction, knows two things about solving crime: One, the guilty party is always the person – and, occasionally, the orang-utan – one least suspects. And, two, a consulting detective’s little grey cells require plenty of fish and frequent lubrication when confronted with a ‘three cocktail problem.’

Reeves needs all his steam-powered cunning and intellect to curb the young master’s excessive flights of fancy. And prevent him from getting engaged.

The book contains two stories set in an alternative 1903 where an augmented Queen Victoria is still on the throne and automata are a common sight below stairs.

What Ho, Automaton! – a 32 page novelette about how the two met.

Something Rummy This Way Comes – a 164 page novel chronicling their first case. When Reggie discovers that four debutantes have gone missing in the first month of The London Season and, for fear of scandal, none of the families have called the police, he feels compelled to investigate. With the help of Reeves’s giant brain and extra helpings of fish, he conducts an investigation that only a detective of rare talent could possibly envisage.

Mystery, Zeppelins, Aunts and Humour. A steam-powered Wodehouse pastiche.

REVIEWS

“I found myself snickering and snorting as I read, thinking the entire time ‘this is pure awesome'”- Tiffany A. Harkleroad

“A fun blend of P.G. Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes. Dolley is a master at capturing and blending all these elements. More than fascinating, this work is also rip-roaring fun! But where Dolley really excels is in capturing the atmosphere and humor of the Bertie and Jeeves stories. Any Wodehouse fan will want to grab a copy of this work, but even if you have never explored that world, What Ho, Automaton! is a fun and fascinating read. Highly recommended, take a spin in this steampunk hybrid and enjoy the ride!” – SF Revu

“I enjoyed every page of this book. A steampunk novel that combines classic British Humor, tongue-in-cheek references to Sherlock Holmes and a cast of great characters. I don’t think I’ve actually laughed out loud this much while reading a book in a very long time.” – ErisAerie

“Dolley’s collection of Wodehousian steampunk is entertaining and often spot-on parody… Fans of Wodehouse will certainly appreciate Dolley’s witty pastiche,” – Publishers Weekly

“I found myself laughing out loud at Reggie and the fabulous Reeves as they romped their way through various adventures. A homage to Wodehouse without being sycophantic, this is fantastic.” – Sueo23

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3 Responses to " What Ho, Automaton! (Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 1) "

  1. Slyboots says:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Chris Dolly must have been reconstructed from page parts., 1 May 2017
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    Chazwin (UK) –

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    This review is from: What Ho, Automaton! (Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
    Jeeves &Wooster reanimated. Chris D has managed to adopt the style, pace and lexicon of the great Wodehouse. As you read, Fry and Laurie seem to speak his words. The similarities are so great that you wonder why R/Jeeves is mechanical, as it seems to have little impact on the story, except so quips about filling back up with steam. Perhaps more significance shall emerge in sequels? My only criticism is that fish, in regard to brains, is mentioned too often.
  2. Anonymous says:
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    This was like PG Whodehouse on speed, 22 Aug. 2016
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    Going to admit, I just started reading, but found my self getting annoyed. PG Whodehouse would build up a story. This was like PG Whodehouse on speed. PG Whodehouse would build up the main and sub plots, in this book, the plots were just flung at you.
  3. Anonymous says:
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    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great book – I want more please Mr Dolley, 5 Jan. 2012
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    Slyboots (Devon, England) –

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    This review is from: What Ho, Automaton! (Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
    The Jeeves & Wooster books, at times become almost self-parodying and this book captures that atmosphere extremely well. If I have a criticism it is that I feel several short stories would have worked better than one short and one novella length, but then again, if I have a second criticism it is that this book is much too short as I raced through it not wanting it to end. I do hope that the rumours are true and Mr Dolley intends to write more Reeves & Worcester tales.
    Buy this now and keep your fingers crossed!

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