Karen J Carlisle is an imagineer and writer of steampunk, Victorian mysteries and fantasy. She was short-listed in Australian Literature Review's 2013 Murder/Mystery Short Story Competition and published her first novella, Doctor Jack & Other Tales, in 2015. Her short story, Hunted, featured in the Adelaide Fringe exhibition, 'A Trail of Tales'.
Karen lives in Adelaide with her family and the ghost of her ancient Devon Rex cat.
She's always loved dark chocolate and rarely refuses a cup of tea.
A Victorian steampunk mystery, with a gaslamp flavour. Introducing Viola Stewart - a widowed optician, with a penchant for detectiving, who stumbles upon a secret society of Men in Grey. Join her in her first series of adventures: Three Shorts: Day of the Dirigible, An Eye for Detail, The Magic Lantern Who is that Man in Grey? Why does he want her toy dirigible? Who is taking the children? And what is the connection between Viola's missing patients, the photographer and The Society? Doctor Jack: Someone is stalking the women of London. An unexpected encounter puts our heroine in grave peril. Viola is detectiving again, chasing secret societies and nefarious plots. Doctor Jack & Other Tales is a compilation of three short stories and novella. Edition 2