Want to Read Wednesday – The Tea Master and the Detective

Hello Humans! Just a quick post today, since I’m gearing up for a heck of a lot of reviews! I recently finished In the Vanisher’s Palace and I loved it so much, it also reminded me that I hadn’t actually read Aliette de Bodard’s Sherlock Holmes retelling – which is a crying shame.

the tea master and the detective aliette de bodard

Goodreads Summary:

Welcome to the Scattered Pearls Belt, a collection of ring habitats and orbitals ruled by exiled human scholars and powerful families, and held together by living mindships who carry people and freight between the stars. In this fluid society, human and mindship avatars mingle in corridors and in function rooms, and physical and virtual realities overlap, the appareance of environments easily modified and adapted to interlocutors or current mood.

A transport ship discharged from military service after a traumatic injury, The Shadow’s Child now ekes out a precarious living as a brewer of mind-altering drugs for the comfort of space-travellers. Meanwhile, abrasive and eccentric scholar Long Chau wants to find a corpse for a scientific study. When Long Chau walks into her office, The Shadow’s Child expects an unpleasant but easy assignment. When the corpse turns out to have been murdered, Long Chau feels compelled to investigate, dragging The Shadow’s Child with her.

As they dig deep into the victim’s past, The Shadow’s Childrealises that the investigation points to Long Chau’s own murky past–and, ultimately, to the dark and unbearable void that lies between the stars…

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Have you read this? Would you like to? Let me know in the comments below.


4 thoughts on “Want to Read Wednesday – The Tea Master and the Detective

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  1. This is on my tbr! It was recommended by an author I like on Twitter (although I can’t remember who now). I thought it sounded like a great book for when I need to shake things up a bit on my tbr. It’s too easy for me to become focused on one genre.

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