The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club Series

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,868 ratings

The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2018 Audie Award for Fantasy

Based on some of literature's horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders - and the bigger mystery of their own origins. 

Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' deaths, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture...a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. 

But her hunt leads her to Hyde's daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein. 

When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous. 

©2017 Theodora Goss (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

    • By: Theodora Goss
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,757
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,558
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,543

    Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' deaths, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture...a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde's daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Weird Science

    • By Dubi on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $22.67

  • Book 2

    • European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman

    • The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, Book 2
    • By: Theodora Goss
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,035
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

    Mary Jekyll’s life has been peaceful since she helped Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the Whitechapel Murders. Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, Justine Frankenstein, and Mary’s sister Diana Hyde have settled into the Jekyll household in London, and although they sometimes quarrel, they can always rely on Mrs. Poole. But when Mary receives a telegram that Lucinda Van Helsing has been kidnapped, the Athena Club must travel to the Austro-Hungarian Empire to rescue yet another young woman who has been subjected to horrific experimentation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This second book earned it's fifth star!

    • By Logan on 07-20-18

    Regular price: $33.07

    • European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman

    • By: Theodora Goss
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
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    Mary Jekyll’s life has been peaceful since she helped Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the Whitechapel Murders. Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, Justine Frankenstein, and Mary’s sister, Diana Hyde, have settled into the Jekyll household in London, and although they sometimes quarrel, the members of the Athena Club get along as well as any five young women with very different personalities. At least they can always rely on Mrs. Poole.

    Regular price: $15.70

  • Book 3

    • The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl

    • By: Theodora Goss
    • Length: 15 hrs
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    Life’s always an adventure for the Athena Club...especially when one of their own has been kidnapped! After their thrilling European escapades rescuing Lucina van Helsing, Mary Jekyll and her friends return home to discover that their friend and kitchen maid Alice has vanished — and so has their friend and employer Sherlock Holmes! As they race to find Alice and bring her home safely, they discover that Alice and Sherlock’s kidnapping are only one small part of a plot that threatens Queen Victoria, and the very future of the British Empire.

    Regular price: $15.70

    • The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl

    • By: Theodora Goss
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Life’s always an adventure for the Athena Club...especially when one of their own has been kidnapped! After their thrilling European escapades rescuing Lucina van Helsing, Mary Jekyll and her friends return home to discover that their friend and kitchen maid Alice has vanished - and so has their friend and employer Sherlock Holmes! As they race to find Alice and bring her home safely, they discover that Alice and Sherlock’s kidnapping are only one small part of a plot that threatens Queen Victoria and the very future of the British Empire.  

    Regular price: $28.34