Glass and Steele

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 498 ratings

The Watchmaker's Daughter Summary

India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her - an enigmatic and mysterious man from America, a man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he's ill. Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won't tell India why any old one won't do. Nor will he tell her what he does back home, and how he can afford to stay in a house in one of London's best streets. So when she reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects Mr. Glass is the fugitive. When danger comes to their door, she's certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she'll find herself unemployed and homeless again - and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life. With a cast of quirky characters, an intriguing mystery, and a dash of romance, The Watchmaker's Daughter is the start of a thrilling new historical fantasy series from the author of the best-selling Ministry of Curiosities, Freak House, and the Emily Chambers Spirit Medium books.

©2016 C.J. Archer (P)2016 C.J. Archer
Show More Show Less
  • Book 1

    • The Watchmaker's Daughter

    • Glass and Steele, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her - an enigmatic and mysterious man from America, a man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he's ill.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent storyline, shame about the OTT romance

    • By Anna on 26-04-17

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 2

    • The Mapmaker's Apprentice

    • Glass and Steele, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    When an apprentice from the Mapmakers' Guild goes missing, Matt and India are employed to find him. Going undercover as a married couple, they discover that not everyone at the guild is what they seem, and the lad's unearthly maps caused jealousy, suspicion and fear. With one of the apprentice's magic maps in their possession, India and Matt must use their wits and India's fledgling, untried magic to find him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another cliffhanger but the series is addictive

    • By Lyn on 02-11-18

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 3

    • The Apothecary's Poison

    • Glass and Steele, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    When Dr. Hale is murdered, Matt becomes a suspect. With Matt's nemesis Sheriff Payne influencing the investigating detective, India and Matt know they must find the real killer, or risk his freedom, and ultimately, his life. Time is running out as they hunt for a killer capable of turning medicine into poison with a magic spell, as well as continue the search for Chronos. A search that must end in success before Matt's malfunctioning watch stops altogether.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoying the continuing story

    • By MRS on 09-09-17

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 4

    • The Magician's Diary

    • Glass and Steele, Book 4
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    India and Matt thought all their problems would come to an end once they found Chronos. But the watch magician brings with him as many questions as answers, and a load of trouble. To fix Matt's magic watch, they must find an old diary that once belonged to a doctor magician murdered decades ago. The hunt drags them into a sordid mystery involving two of London's craft guilds. With old and new enemies determined to stop them, and long-held secrets unearthed, Matt and India must work together better than ever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not another tale!

    • By Chris on 18-07-18

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 5

    • The Convent's Secret

    • Glass and Steele, Book 5
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    To find the one man who can fix the magic in Matt's watch, he and India are led to a convent where the nuns will do anything to keep their secrets private. Including murder? Matt and India must uncover the truth behind the disappearance of the mother superior and two babies given to her care many years ago. But sometimes, the truth is painful and its exposure can have deadly consequences.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant as expected.

    • By Lianne on 22-03-18

    Regular price: £18.29

  • Book 6

    • The Ink Master's Silence

    • Glass and Steele, Book 6
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    When the editor of The Weekly Gazette is killed, controversial journalist and ink magician, Oscar Barratt, asks India and Matt to investigate. As the recipient of threatening letters written on magic paper, he believes he was the intended target. With suspects ranging from Oscar's brother to guild masters and London's elite, India and Matt have a lot of investigating to do. But the more they dig, the more dark secrets they uncover.

    Regular price: £18.29