August 15th, 2015

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"It ends in a small white room" by russian_blue (Teen)

Fandom: Pushing Daisies
Pairing: Charlotte Charles/Ned the Piemaker
Title: It ends in a small white room
Author: russian_blue
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/590440
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 3,679 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is creepy and bleak in its expansion on an offhand comment about Ned's greatest nightmare—and I can't imagine the premise being spun any better. The whole thing is clever and memorable, even in its darkest moments, and the way the author still manages to bring the core team together is great.
Ray Vecchio

The Adventures of the Jade Seal by steampunkmagic (PG)

Fandom Category: Elementary
Pairing: Joan Watson/Sherlock Holmes
Fic Title: The Adventures of the Jade Seal
Author: steampunkmagic
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2363540/chapters/5218133
Rating/Warning(s): PG/Murder, violence
Word Count/WIP?:11,914/Complete
Recced on Livejournal by: Honor_Reid
Special Rec: 10 of 25

Why This Must Be Read: Author's description: When a shipping magnate dies of a Chinese poison, London’s most famous detective Sherlock Holmes teams up with Joan Watson, the daughter of a Chinese diplomat, to solve the case. Battling crime lords, and each other’s passions these detectives may just change the course of history. I loved that stempunkmagic set this AU back in Victorian times, it is so well done. The way Joan and Sherlock interact is in character and very entertaining but they are also held in check (somewhat) by the societal conventions they are forced to attend to. At the same time they rebel against those conventions as they try to solve a mystery, and end up falling in love with each other. Honestly it is well written and a very intriguing read.