(concept art from the new Delilah Dirk graphic novel, Delilah Dirk and the Blades of England)
Tony Cliff’s first Delilah Dirk adventure, Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, came out last week and got off to a successful start – with three starred reviews from the trades and praise from The Onion (“incredible”), Boing Boing (“marvelous and exceptionally lovely”) io9 (“possibly the only Victorian adventureress you’ll ever need”) and Wired (“a rollicking adventure”).
So we’ve just bought another Delilah Dirk book!
The new book is tentatively titled Delilah Dirk and the Blades of England.
Delilah Dirk and the Blades of England lands Delilah and Selim right in the middle of yet more crazy adventures. When Delilah is framed as a spy by an English army officer, her passion for revenge threatens to sever her friendship with Selim. Is she willing to lose the companionship of her only good friend in order to reclaim her reputation? Selim finally gets to see the England he has only imagined, but how will he feel when the combined strains of social conventions and Delilah’s thirst for revenge overwhelm his experience?