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Murder out of the Blue Epub ï out of the PDF/EPUB

Murder out of the Blue ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Murder out of the Blue By Steve Turnbull ⚣ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A gruesome death An airship full of suspects Maliha Anderson, a brilliant and fiercely independent Anglo Indian, is on her way home to make peace with her past and future When the nurse of a wheelchai A gruesome death An airship full of suspects of the ePUB ✓ Maliha Anderson, a brilliant and fiercely independent Anglo Indian, is on her way home to make peace with her past and future When the nurse of a wheelchair bound General turns up dead, the accusations begin to fly as fast as the Sky Liner Murder out MOBI :Þ RMS Macedonia zips across the clouds Unlike the baffled authorities, Maliha believes the General is innocent, and so the mystery begins With landfall just hours away, Maliha must find the true murderer before the culprit escapes, even if it means putting herself in grave dangerMurder out of the Blue is the first installment out of the PDF/EPUB » in the Maliha Anderson steampunk murder mystery series which includes unforeseen twists, vivid descriptions, intriguing characters, and crisp, elegant prose The book serves as a great introduction to the steampunk genre and as an homage to Agatha Christie in an alternative Edwardian setting.


10 thoughts on “Murder out of the Blue

  1. Anita Anita says:

    Steampunk is new to me and this book showed me how nice it is to just sit back and go with the alternate universe where a difference like Faraday s discovering anti gravity can change things I found it very relaxing to let my mind flow in this way From the beginning of the reading, I knew I was in good hands with Steve Turnbull His story has a classical feel to it I did not feel bombarded with odd things, but just fell naturally into the story where things are not like they are here now I e Steampunk is new to me and this book showed me how nice it is to just sit back and go with the alternate universe where a difference like Faraday s discovering anti gravity can change things I found it very relaxing to let my mind flow in this way From the beginning of the reading, I knew I was in good hands with Steve Turnbull His story has a classical feel to it I did not feel bombarded with odd things, but just fell naturally into the story where things are not like they are here now I enjoyed his main character and his development of characters in general This is enjoyable, light reading, but there is depth to consider the relationship of the story to my own experience of life So, it was light, but not frivolous I love this universe and will continue in the series to mix it in with other reading It truly was a pleasure reading this novella


  2. Rosemary Rosemary says:

    Murder Out of the Blue a review by Rosemary KennyNot on the same level as E M Forster s A Passage to India, but with some of the same elements, Steve Turnbull s fascinating tale of heroine Maliha Anderson s unconventional parentage a Scottish Presbyterian father and a Hindu mother , leaves her a somewhat of a social disadvantage as she travels to India aboard an airship powered by the Faraday effect, that has all the class distinctions of a sea going liner or indeed the Orient Express The la Murder Out of the Blue a review by Rosemary KennyNot on the same level as E M Forster s A Passage to India, but with some of the same elements, Steve Turnbull s fascinating tale of heroine Maliha Anderson s unconventional parentage a Scottish Presbyterian father and a Hindu mother , leaves her a somewhat of a social disadvantage as she travels to India aboard an airship powered by the Faraday effect, that has all the class distinctions of a sea going liner or indeed the Orient Express The latter similarity becomesmarked when a young woman is found murdered and to have an evenstartling secret, which stimulates Mahila to join the ship s security officer in seeking out the culprit before anyone else prematurely meets their maker Who was the victim Why is their secret so shocking Why does Mahila question another person Who is the next to die and how are the two deaths connected Who befriends Mahila and what is their reason for going to India What is their secret Who is Lochan and what does he tell Mahila about the first victim With the body count rising and strange secrets abounding, can Mahila live long enough to avoid becoming the next in line for a gruesome end, or will she triumph and live to sleuth another day You ll never guess the ending in this curious case until you read it for yourself get your copy now


  3. Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) says:

    As light relief after the intensity of The Ark Before Noah, I chose one of my new steampunk books for my next read Bought as part of the Indie Steampunk Book Extravaganza 2 a Facebook event , Murder Out Of The Blue is a novella by a new to me indie author and I was primarily attracted to it by the atmospheric cover art and it s price 77p on Kindle at time of writing.Murder Out Of The Blue is set a little later than other steampunks I ve read and this particular world isn t at all reliant on As light relief after the intensity of The Ark Before Noah, I chose one of my new steampunk books for my next read Bought as part of the Indie Steampunk Book Extravaganza 2 a Facebook event , Murder Out Of The Blue is a novella by a new to me indie author and I was primarily attracted to it by the atmospheric cover art and it s price 77p on Kindle at time of writing.Murder Out Of The Blue is set a little later than other steampunks I ve read and this particular world isn t at all reliant on supernatural phenomena which is refreshing The fabulous air ship upon which the tale takes place is temptingly described and I would love for it to be actually invented I d certainly buy a ticket Maliha Anderson is a strong heroine with an interesting heritage, let down here only by the novella format in that I wanted to learnabout her and her life but extensive characterisation is missing There are several teasing hints and presumablywill be explained in future books I am often frustrated by this same trade off in shorter works as there is essentially room for either story or character, and it takes astounding authors such as Colette to successfully combine both However Turnbull has still done a good job of introducing his world and heroine here The crime story is nicely woven together with a satisfying denouement and I enjoyed the reading of it Perhaps I ll read novellas 2 and 3 back to back to enable greater immersion


  4. Richard Kendrick Richard Kendrick says:

    Murder Out of the Blue is a steampunk murder mystery set aboard a luxury airship and strongly written in the Victorian style This is a thoughtful study of class, gender and racial prejudices in an alternate steam era history So if you re looking for air pirates and swashbuckling, this isn t it.The protagonist is a bi racial Indian and British young woman, at once driven by a strong moral code and tempered by the desire to stay out of the limelight Hints at her backstory make her complex and Murder Out of the Blue is a steampunk murder mystery set aboard a luxury airship and strongly written in the Victorian style This is a thoughtful study of class, gender and racial prejudices in an alternate steam era history So if you re looking for air pirates and swashbuckling, this isn t it.The protagonist is a bi racial Indian and British young woman, at once driven by a strong moral code and tempered by the desire to stay out of the limelight Hints at her backstory make her complex and intriguing enough to overcome the Victorian manners that keep her at arm s length from the reader.The mystery itself resolved a little suddenly for my taste, but that may be down to the limitations of the novella as a vehicle for in depth sleuthing And there is a passage in which the POV shifts to that of the killer, which felt awkward both in the way it was written and that it happened at all.The world the author created felt well constructed and believable I m willing to continue the series, to see how the character grows and to see if the next mystery clicks for me


  5. Andrea Jackson Andrea Jackson says:

    Nicely plotted little mystery Maliha is an interesting character, but I would like to have knownabout her past There were only a few hints That was likely due to the short length of the book Also Mr Crier remains a total enigma That s notable because other secondary characters came in with spot on clarity.Incidentally there was very little mechanical or technical stuff in this book but that s not a minus for me What details the author used of journeying in a derigible were interesti Nicely plotted little mystery Maliha is an interesting character, but I would like to have knownabout her past There were only a few hints That was likely due to the short length of the book Also Mr Crier remains a total enigma That s notable because other secondary characters came in with spot on clarity.Incidentally there was very little mechanical or technical stuff in this book but that s not a minus for me What details the author used of journeying in a derigible were interesting, authentic, and exactly what a smart and sensitive young woman would hone in on.But I d enjoy reading another book in the series to find outabout Maliha s personal life and watch her solve another mystery Now that she s home in Ceylon I expect there ll be evenof the mixed cultures in this British conquered colony in our alternate steampunk reality


  6. Ed Fleetwood Ed Fleetwood says:

    Though this is ostensibly a novella of the steampunk genre, the milieu takes a back seat to the events and characters of this alternate point in history In truth, this isof a classical whodunnit and, while there are enough red herrings and misdirectors to keep you guessing, when the denouement arrives the earlier clues that may have seemed insignificant at the time all slot into place.Running at a mere 84 pages, there s still plenty of time to get at least a taste of what the author de Though this is ostensibly a novella of the steampunk genre, the milieu takes a back seat to the events and characters of this alternate point in history In truth, this isof a classical whodunnit and, while there are enough red herrings and misdirectors to keep you guessing, when the denouement arrives the earlier clues that may have seemed insignificant at the time all slot into place.Running at a mere 84 pages, there s still plenty of time to get at least a taste of what the author describes as the Voidships universe time to be engaged and intrigued by the characters and there is clearlyto Maliha Anderson than we get to see here with scope for development in further stories, I am sure and time to be taken aback by at least one good twist that I didn t see coming


  7. S.C. Gregory S.C. Gregory says:

    Despite its short length, I didn t find the story lacking in intrigue, suspense or mystery.I loved the whole theme of the book As a reader, I could almost smell the leather of those high backed chairs, the slight squeamishness of first being bereft of gravity and the overall atmosphere was altogether very well detailed And when the first of many plot twists hooked me in, there was no way I could put it down Maliha was an interesting character I felt a certain empathy with her In this world s Despite its short length, I didn t find the story lacking in intrigue, suspense or mystery.I loved the whole theme of the book As a reader, I could almost smell the leather of those high backed chairs, the slight squeamishness of first being bereft of gravity and the overall atmosphere was altogether very well detailed And when the first of many plot twists hooked me in, there was no way I could put it down Maliha was an interesting character I felt a certain empathy with her In this world she is viewed in an often, disrespectful light I find her a strong willed and resourceful person This book was a glimpse into a world I find absolutely fascinating and will certainly be purchasing the next book in the series


  8. Clay Davis Clay Davis says:

    A slow mystery that was interesting to read.


  9. Paul Paul says:

    This is the first book in the Maliha Anderson steampunk mystery series The worldbuilding is seamless being unfamiliar with steampunk, I wondered about the Faraday engines, but the world of steampunk is seamlessly integrated into the story And Maliha Anderson is a wonderful character in my opinion, Turnbull gave her not only a unique voice and gave her believable reactions to difficult and racially insensitive situation, but also provided an irresistible taste to an enticing backstory.However This is the first book in the Maliha Anderson steampunk mystery series The worldbuilding is seamless being unfamiliar with steampunk, I wondered about the Faraday engines, but the world of steampunk is seamlessly integrated into the story And Maliha Anderson is a wonderful character in my opinion, Turnbull gave her not only a unique voice and gave her believable reactions to difficult and racially insensitive situation, but also provided an irresistible taste to an enticing backstory.However, the mystery itself leaves a lot to be desired The murder isn t uncovered untilthan halfway through the story, which is perhaps expected in a novel written in Victorian times, but not a modern novel simply set in Victorian times the first part of the novel drags a bit More problematic is that the murder is solved too quickly, and with too little detective work on Maliha s part at least, not that the reader sees It s a bit of conjecture followed by a lot of luck, and the arc of the plot that has to do with the murder simply isn t very satisfying.Turnbull s language is great, and quite appropriate for a Victorian era mystery, but it becomes an issue in the climatic scene A physical altercation that takes place very quickly perhaps one or two seconds at most is drawn out and over described It makes the immediacy of the scene tepid instead.I plan on continuing in this series, as I think the short length of this book contributed to the issues The books in the series get longer as they go on, and I m quite invested in Maliha as a character


  10. Betty Betty says:

    This was my first steam punk story and if the others are as good as this one, it definitely won t be my last I was afraid it would be heavy on the technical end of things, but was pleasantly surprised There s enough technical description to satisfy my curiosity, but it is in the background It was important to the story, but was not the key focus The human story was compelling enough to make suspending disbelief relatively easy Despite technical advances of the steam punk gadgetry, social at This was my first steam punk story and if the others are as good as this one, it definitely won t be my last I was afraid it would be heavy on the technical end of things, but was pleasantly surprised There s enough technical description to satisfy my curiosity, but it is in the background It was important to the story, but was not the key focus The human story was compelling enough to make suspending disbelief relatively easy Despite technical advances of the steam punk gadgetry, social attitudes and organization were just what you would expect of the period The characters were a bit stereotypical, but were fleshed out enough for their individuality to come through I was surprised that Maliha, the main character, was only 19 years old, but given her history it seems plausible that she would have had to mature faster than her English peers and would have developed a rather jaded view of them A matter of social survival at the least, perhaps literal survival as well I ll be checking out the next Maliha Anderson adventure for sure


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10 thoughts on “Murder out of the Blue

  1. Anita Anita says:

    Steampunk is new to me and this book showed me how nice it is to just sit back and go with the alternate universe where a difference like Faraday s discovering anti gravity can change things I found it very relaxing to let my mind flow in this way From the beginning of the reading, I knew I was in good hands with Steve Turnbull His story has a classical feel to it I did not feel bombarded with odd things, but just fell naturally into the story where things are not like they are here now I e Steampunk is new to me and this book showed me how nice it is to just sit back and go with the alternate universe where a difference like Faraday s discovering anti gravity can change things I found it very relaxing to let my mind flow in this way From the beginning of the reading, I knew I was in good hands with Steve Turnbull His story has a classical feel to it I did not feel bombarded with odd things, but just fell naturally into the story where things are not like they are here now I enjoyed his main character and his development of characters in general This is enjoyable, light reading, but there is depth to consider the relationship of the story to my own experience of life So, it was light, but not frivolous I love this universe and will continue in the series to mix it in with other reading It truly was a pleasure reading this novella

  2. Rosemary Rosemary says:

    Murder Out of the Blue a review by Rosemary KennyNot on the same level as E M Forster s A Passage to India, but with some of the same elements, Steve Turnbull s fascinating tale of heroine Maliha Anderson s unconventional parentage a Scottish Presbyterian father and a Hindu mother , leaves her a somewhat of a social disadvantage as she travels to India aboard an airship powered by the Faraday effect, that has all the class distinctions of a sea going liner or indeed the Orient Express The la Murder Out of the Blue a review by Rosemary KennyNot on the same level as E M Forster s A Passage to India, but with some of the same elements, Steve Turnbull s fascinating tale of heroine Maliha Anderson s unconventional parentage a Scottish Presbyterian father and a Hindu mother , leaves her a somewhat of a social disadvantage as she travels to India aboard an airship powered by the Faraday effect, that has all the class distinctions of a sea going liner or indeed the Orient Express The latter similarity becomesmarked when a young woman is found murdered and to have an evenstartling secret, which stimulates Mahila to join the ship s security officer in seeking out the culprit before anyone else prematurely meets their maker Who was the victim Why is their secret so shocking Why does Mahila question another person Who is the next to die and how are the two deaths connected Who befriends Mahila and what is their reason for going to India What is their secret Who is Lochan and what does he tell Mahila about the first victim With the body count rising and strange secrets abounding, can Mahila live long enough to avoid becoming the next in line for a gruesome end, or will she triumph and live to sleuth another day You ll never guess the ending in this curious case until you read it for yourself get your copy now

  3. Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) says:

    As light relief after the intensity of The Ark Before Noah, I chose one of my new steampunk books for my next read Bought as part of the Indie Steampunk Book Extravaganza 2 a Facebook event , Murder Out Of The Blue is a novella by a new to me indie author and I was primarily attracted to it by the atmospheric cover art and it s price 77p on Kindle at time of writing.Murder Out Of The Blue is set a little later than other steampunks I ve read and this particular world isn t at all reliant on As light relief after the intensity of The Ark Before Noah, I chose one of my new steampunk books for my next read Bought as part of the Indie Steampunk Book Extravaganza 2 a Facebook event , Murder Out Of The Blue is a novella by a new to me indie author and I was primarily attracted to it by the atmospheric cover art and it s price 77p on Kindle at time of writing.Murder Out Of The Blue is set a little later than other steampunks I ve read and this particular world isn t at all reliant on supernatural phenomena which is refreshing The fabulous air ship upon which the tale takes place is temptingly described and I would love for it to be actually invented I d certainly buy a ticket Maliha Anderson is a strong heroine with an interesting heritage, let down here only by the novella format in that I wanted to learnabout her and her life but extensive characterisation is missing There are several teasing hints and presumablywill be explained in future books I am often frustrated by this same trade off in shorter works as there is essentially room for either story or character, and it takes astounding authors such as Colette to successfully combine both However Turnbull has still done a good job of introducing his world and heroine here The crime story is nicely woven together with a satisfying denouement and I enjoyed the reading of it Perhaps I ll read novellas 2 and 3 back to back to enable greater immersion

  4. Richard Kendrick Richard Kendrick says:

    Murder Out of the Blue is a steampunk murder mystery set aboard a luxury airship and strongly written in the Victorian style This is a thoughtful study of class, gender and racial prejudices in an alternate steam era history So if you re looking for air pirates and swashbuckling, this isn t it.The protagonist is a bi racial Indian and British young woman, at once driven by a strong moral code and tempered by the desire to stay out of the limelight Hints at her backstory make her complex and Murder Out of the Blue is a steampunk murder mystery set aboard a luxury airship and strongly written in the Victorian style This is a thoughtful study of class, gender and racial prejudices in an alternate steam era history So if you re looking for air pirates and swashbuckling, this isn t it.The protagonist is a bi racial Indian and British young woman, at once driven by a strong moral code and tempered by the desire to stay out of the limelight Hints at her backstory make her complex and intriguing enough to overcome the Victorian manners that keep her at arm s length from the reader.The mystery itself resolved a little suddenly for my taste, but that may be down to the limitations of the novella as a vehicle for in depth sleuthing And there is a passage in which the POV shifts to that of the killer, which felt awkward both in the way it was written and that it happened at all.The world the author created felt well constructed and believable I m willing to continue the series, to see how the character grows and to see if the next mystery clicks for me

  5. Andrea Jackson Andrea Jackson says:

    Nicely plotted little mystery Maliha is an interesting character, but I would like to have knownabout her past There were only a few hints That was likely due to the short length of the book Also Mr Crier remains a total enigma That s notable because other secondary characters came in with spot on clarity.Incidentally there was very little mechanical or technical stuff in this book but that s not a minus for me What details the author used of journeying in a derigible were interesti Nicely plotted little mystery Maliha is an interesting character, but I would like to have knownabout her past There were only a few hints That was likely due to the short length of the book Also Mr Crier remains a total enigma That s notable because other secondary characters came in with spot on clarity.Incidentally there was very little mechanical or technical stuff in this book but that s not a minus for me What details the author used of journeying in a derigible were interesting, authentic, and exactly what a smart and sensitive young woman would hone in on.But I d enjoy reading another book in the series to find outabout Maliha s personal life and watch her solve another mystery Now that she s home in Ceylon I expect there ll be evenof the mixed cultures in this British conquered colony in our alternate steampunk reality

  6. Ed Fleetwood Ed Fleetwood says:

    Though this is ostensibly a novella of the steampunk genre, the milieu takes a back seat to the events and characters of this alternate point in history In truth, this isof a classical whodunnit and, while there are enough red herrings and misdirectors to keep you guessing, when the denouement arrives the earlier clues that may have seemed insignificant at the time all slot into place.Running at a mere 84 pages, there s still plenty of time to get at least a taste of what the author de Though this is ostensibly a novella of the steampunk genre, the milieu takes a back seat to the events and characters of this alternate point in history In truth, this isof a classical whodunnit and, while there are enough red herrings and misdirectors to keep you guessing, when the denouement arrives the earlier clues that may have seemed insignificant at the time all slot into place.Running at a mere 84 pages, there s still plenty of time to get at least a taste of what the author describes as the Voidships universe time to be engaged and intrigued by the characters and there is clearlyto Maliha Anderson than we get to see here with scope for development in further stories, I am sure and time to be taken aback by at least one good twist that I didn t see coming

  7. S.C. Gregory S.C. Gregory says:

    Despite its short length, I didn t find the story lacking in intrigue, suspense or mystery.I loved the whole theme of the book As a reader, I could almost smell the leather of those high backed chairs, the slight squeamishness of first being bereft of gravity and the overall atmosphere was altogether very well detailed And when the first of many plot twists hooked me in, there was no way I could put it down Maliha was an interesting character I felt a certain empathy with her In this world s Despite its short length, I didn t find the story lacking in intrigue, suspense or mystery.I loved the whole theme of the book As a reader, I could almost smell the leather of those high backed chairs, the slight squeamishness of first being bereft of gravity and the overall atmosphere was altogether very well detailed And when the first of many plot twists hooked me in, there was no way I could put it down Maliha was an interesting character I felt a certain empathy with her In this world she is viewed in an often, disrespectful light I find her a strong willed and resourceful person This book was a glimpse into a world I find absolutely fascinating and will certainly be purchasing the next book in the series

  8. Clay Davis Clay Davis says:

    A slow mystery that was interesting to read.

  9. Paul Paul says:

    This is the first book in the Maliha Anderson steampunk mystery series The worldbuilding is seamless being unfamiliar with steampunk, I wondered about the Faraday engines, but the world of steampunk is seamlessly integrated into the story And Maliha Anderson is a wonderful character in my opinion, Turnbull gave her not only a unique voice and gave her believable reactions to difficult and racially insensitive situation, but also provided an irresistible taste to an enticing backstory.However This is the first book in the Maliha Anderson steampunk mystery series The worldbuilding is seamless being unfamiliar with steampunk, I wondered about the Faraday engines, but the world of steampunk is seamlessly integrated into the story And Maliha Anderson is a wonderful character in my opinion, Turnbull gave her not only a unique voice and gave her believable reactions to difficult and racially insensitive situation, but also provided an irresistible taste to an enticing backstory.However, the mystery itself leaves a lot to be desired The murder isn t uncovered untilthan halfway through the story, which is perhaps expected in a novel written in Victorian times, but not a modern novel simply set in Victorian times the first part of the novel drags a bit More problematic is that the murder is solved too quickly, and with too little detective work on Maliha s part at least, not that the reader sees It s a bit of conjecture followed by a lot of luck, and the arc of the plot that has to do with the murder simply isn t very satisfying.Turnbull s language is great, and quite appropriate for a Victorian era mystery, but it becomes an issue in the climatic scene A physical altercation that takes place very quickly perhaps one or two seconds at most is drawn out and over described It makes the immediacy of the scene tepid instead.I plan on continuing in this series, as I think the short length of this book contributed to the issues The books in the series get longer as they go on, and I m quite invested in Maliha as a character

  10. Betty Betty says:

    This was my first steam punk story and if the others are as good as this one, it definitely won t be my last I was afraid it would be heavy on the technical end of things, but was pleasantly surprised There s enough technical description to satisfy my curiosity, but it is in the background It was important to the story, but was not the key focus The human story was compelling enough to make suspending disbelief relatively easy Despite technical advances of the steam punk gadgetry, social at This was my first steam punk story and if the others are as good as this one, it definitely won t be my last I was afraid it would be heavy on the technical end of things, but was pleasantly surprised There s enough technical description to satisfy my curiosity, but it is in the background It was important to the story, but was not the key focus The human story was compelling enough to make suspending disbelief relatively easy Despite technical advances of the steam punk gadgetry, social attitudes and organization were just what you would expect of the period The characters were a bit stereotypical, but were fleshed out enough for their individuality to come through I was surprised that Maliha, the main character, was only 19 years old, but given her history it seems plausible that she would have had to mature faster than her English peers and would have developed a rather jaded view of them A matter of social survival at the least, perhaps literal survival as well I ll be checking out the next Maliha Anderson adventure for sure

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