Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,171 ratings

Phoenix Rising Publisher's Summary

Evil is most assuredly afoot - and Britain’s fate rests in the hands of an alluring renegade... and a librarian.

These are dark days indeed in Victoria’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences - the Crown’s clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling - will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her bulletproof corset and a disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest... and she’s prepared to drag her timorous new partner, Wellington Books, along with her into the perilous fray.

For a malevolent brotherhood is operating in the deepening London shadows, intent upon the enslavement of all Britons. And Books and Braun - he with his encyclopedic brain and she with her remarkable devices - must get to the twisted roots of a most nefarious plot... or see England fall to the Phoenix!

©2011 Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Phoenix Rising

    • A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel
    • By: Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,200

    Evil is most assuredly afoot - and Britain’s fate rests in the hands of an alluring renegade... and a librarian. These are dark days indeed in Victoria’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences - the Crown’s clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling - will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Steampunk - worth a listen

    • By DarkFish on 05-11-12

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 1.5

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  • Book 2

    • The Janus Affair

    • A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, Book 2
    • By: Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 709
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646

    Certainly no strangers to peculiar occurrences, agents Wellington Books and Eliza Braun are nonetheless stunned to observe a fellow passenger aboard Britain's latest hypersteam train suddenly vanish in a dazzling bolt of lightning. They soon discover this is not the only such disappearance...with each case going inexplicably unexamined by the Crown. The fate of England is once again in the hands of an ingenious archivist paired with a beautiful, fearless lady of adventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even Better than the First Novel in the Series

    • By Marianne on 08-05-12

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 3

    • Dawn's Early Light

    • Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
    • By: Tee Morris, Pip Ballantine
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476

    After being ignominiously shipped out of England following their participation in the Janus affair, Braun and Books are ready to prove their worth as agents. But what starts as a simple mission in the States - intended to keep them out of trouble - suddenly turns into a scandalous and convoluted case that has connections reaching as far as Her Majesty the Queen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Return of the Most Dangerous Duo in Steampunk!

    • By Troy on 07-03-14

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • The Diamond Conspiracy

    • Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, Book 4
    • By: Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349

    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 streetwise team of child informants, the Ministry Seven, is in grave peril, and Books and Braun must return to England immediately.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Steampunk Fun Continues!

    • By Troy on 04-01-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • The Ghost Rebellion

    • Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, Book 5
    • By: Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
    • Narrated by: Tee Morris, Pip Ballantine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 180

    The chase is on! After rescuing Queen Victoria from the clutches of the Maestro, Agents Eliza D Braun and Wellington Books are in hot pursuit of Dr. Henry Jekyll. While he continues his experiments on the aristocracy of Europe, he leaves a trail of chaos and despair in his wake. However, when Eliza and Wellington run him to ground in India, they are forced to come face to face with ghosts from the past, and the realities of empire.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story fell short, and narration was annoying.

    • By -dan'l on 08-27-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Operation: Endgame

    • Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, Book 6
    • By: Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
    • Narrated by: Pip Ballantine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    There is no time to rest for Eliza D. Braun and Wellington Thornhill Books. The man who has haunted and hounded them since the fall of the Maestro, Doctor Henry Jekyll, is now on a killing spree, using bizarre, theatrical murders as a way to taunt their inability to capture him. It falls on Books and Braun to turn the tables on Jekyll and bring him to justice. As Wellington and Eliza continue their pursuit of the madman, Jekyll, the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences stand against a recent surge in House of Usher activity.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Please choose a real Audible Narrator !

    • By Sheri on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $24.95