Yes, it is finally here…or it will be at the end of the month.
The Diamond Conspiracy is becoming available on the 31st of March.
For years, the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences has enjoyed the favor of Her Majesty the Queen. But even the oldest loyalties can turn in a moment…
Having narrowly escaped the electrifying machinations of Thomas Edison, Books and Braun are looking forward to a relaxing and possibly romantic voyage home. But when Braun’s emergency signal goes off, all thoughts of recreation vanish. Braun’s street-wise team of child informants, the Ministry Seven, is in grave peril, and Books and Braun must return to England immediately.
But when the intrepid agents finally arrive in London, the situation is even more dire than they imagined. The Ministry has been disavowed, and the Department of Imperial Inconveniences has been called in to decommission its agents in a most deadly fashion. The plan reeks of the Maestro’s dastardly scheming. Only, this time, he has a dangerous new ally—a duplicitous doctor whose pernicious poisons have infected the highest levels of society, reaching even the Queen herself…
So what can you expect?
We think RT Magazine summed it up quite well
Ballantine and Morris have done it again with the latest installment in The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences! They find the perfect balance of the burgeoning romance between Braun and Books and compelling, fast-paced, high-stakes action as the agents race to save queen and country. Every scene pops with vivid detail while the characters leap off the page as though you are meeting them for the first time. Incredible characterization and a solidly crafted plot grip the reader from the first page and don’t let go until long after the final page is turned!
4 1/2 stars!
In celebration there will be Facebook and Twitter parties, as well as quite a sizable competition across all the Ministry’s social media platforms. Our journalists will be in New Zealand, attending Reconaissance in Rotorua, but the joy of modern technology means they will be able to do everything remotely. It is quite marvelous these days!
In addition look for Season Four of Tales from the Archives, we have some quite topping stories this year, including more Canadian steampunk, and the story of Eliza and Bruce’s first case together.