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.
Seeing is believing - or is it?
Viola needs a holiday. But, even at the beach or on Christmas Eve, there are things afoot. The Grand Tour of Europe starts with the Carnevale di Venezia. A chance meeting leads Viola to Paris, where she is lured into the world of illusionists. Will she finally let go of the past, or will it haunt her forever?
Viola Stewart is back, with both old friends and new. Together, they meet mysterious strangers, ingenious scientists and nefarious anarchists as they pit wits against the Men in Grey's latest plans of Empire domination.