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OK, Overdrive advertisement aside, this was a book I just picked up because I was between books and needed something to listen to. Lo and behold, I've just found myself a new favorite author! Raybourn completely captures London in 1887, and her depiction of Vernonica Speedwell and her reluctant protector Stoker has definite overtones of Holmes and Watson--with the added fun of distinct sexual tension. Never fear--nothing happens in Book One on that front. However, much murder and mayhem ensue as Veronica seeks to uncover her true identity--and the identity of her father. A lot of great action forced me to once again miss my exit to work and have to backtrack, but it was definitely worth it. Since this was just published last year, I'm looking forward to more installments of Veronica and Stoker's adventures!