Vampires, werewolves and the well-dressed Victorian lady who attempts to teach them to mind their manners.
Alexia Tarrabotti has no soul. It’s not her fault; it’s just the way she was born. But, it certainly hasn’t helped her avoid spinsterhood. And, matters aren’t improved at all when she accidentally kills a very rude vampire with her parasol. And, that’s not the only odd thing that has happened in London recently. Now, she must partner with the boorish Scottish werewolf, Lord Conall Maccon to figure out what on earth is happening in the city. Fortunately, her best friend, the gay vampire Lord Akaldema has her back.
Carriger creates an alternate Victorian London, bursting with dirigibles, ghosts, gay vampires and the very latest in fashion, including those deadly, very stylish, parasols. This book defies easy categorization. Is it romance? Mystery? Steampunk fantasy? Insanely hilarious? Yes, all of the above!
The series continues with:
Changeless – Alexia must visit Scotland, “the backwater of ugly waistcoats”.
Blameless - After an attack by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, Alexia heads off to Italy to consult with the Templars.
Heartless – Alexia battles zombie porcupines while 8 months pregnant with a half werewolf baby.
Timeless – Alexia takes the family to Egypt after being summoned by the world’s oldest living vampire.