"With delightful character dynamics, fascinating world building, and humor that will appeal to fans of Gideon the Ninth, this book is pure fun."
—Edelweiss Reviewer
The Dishonest Miss Take
When a new evil begins stalking the streets of Victorian London, reformed villain with superpowers Clara Blakely must team up with an assassin who is most skilled at sneaking into her heart and become what nobody expected: a hero.

Clara Blakely has left her days as Miss Take, the notorious villain of Victorian London, behind her. She is a reformed, law-abiding citizen using the superpower given to her by industrial pollution to pay her debt to society. Or that’s what she would have the authorities believe. Clara has no intention of helping anyone but herself, and the last thing she wants is to be dragged into a fight against a new and murderous evil that’s stalking the streets.

Yet, despite the Hero Brigade thwarting her every move, she must take on the city’s powerful and corrupt elite by joining forces with a cheat, her hapless landlord, and a trio of trained killers, including an assassin whose skill with a knife is matched only by their skill at creeping into Clara’s heart. With stakes so high, Clara must become what no one, least of all herself, expects: a hero.

Enola Holmes meets X-Men meets Warrior Nun in this action-adventure sapphic fantasy with elements of sci-fi and steampunk. Filled with gallows humor, ridiculous violence, CGI-ready monsters, and tantalizing romance, get ready for the snarky and sassy Miss Take in this reimagining of Victorian Britain.
The Dishonest Miss Take by Faye Murphy
Faye Murphy
ISBN Numbers:
Hardcover: 978-1-64397-394-4 
Softcover:  978-1-64397-395-1
Ebook:        978-1-64397-396-8
LCCN: 2023946088

Page Count: 250
Release Date: 7/9/2024 (Ebook)
                        9/17/2024 (HC/SC)
Fiction / Sci-fi / Fantasy
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"a fun, fast-paced read."
—Goodreads Reviewer
"I found the story to be super interesting and the interactions between everyone was really funny and the banter that Clara had with her little gang of misfits made me smile, this book was definitely a pleasant surprise for me!"
—Goodreads Reviewer
"a super cute story. The witty banter between Miss Taks and Morgan (the assassin) made me giggle out loud. A quick and fun read that has supernatural elements."
—Goodreads Reviewer
"This had a great overall concept for a action-adventure novel, I loved the use of steampunk in this world."
—NetGalley Reviewer
"I really enjoyed this! The pacing was quick, the banter was witty, and I enjoyed the premise."
—NetGalley Reviewer
"Murphy debuts with a wonderfully cozy queer fantasy…There’s humor aplenty alongside the gore and action and the sweet romance between Clara and Morgan enhances the gripping plot. This quirky outing satisfies."
Publishers Weekly
"I loved this book. It was quick-paced and well-written with a beautifully depicted main protagonist and intriguing minor characters."
—LibraryThing Early Reviewers
"heartwarming and fun."
—Goodreads Reviewer