Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!
By taking part in Top 10 Tuesday yesterday, I sort of did an entire list of Waiting on Wednesday, but I'd like to feature one of those books again. I'm really looking forward to this new steampunk series.
Releases April 30, 2013
Danger stalks the city of steam and shadows.
Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work all hours in the Criminal Investigation Division, keeping citizens safe. He’s a charming rogue with an uncanny sixth sense; she’s all logic—and the first female inspector. Between his instincts and her brains, they collar more criminals than any other partnership in the CID.
Then they’re assigned a potentially volatile case where one misstep could end their careers. At first, the search for a missing heiress seems straightforward, but when the girl is found murdered—her body charred to cinders—Mikani and Ritsuko’s modus operandi will be challenged as never before. Before long, it’s clear the bogeyman has stepped out of nightmares to stalk gaslit streets, and it’s up to them to hunt him down. There’s a madman on the loose, weaving blood and magic in an intricate, lethal ritual that could mean the end of everything…
I can always use more steampunk and this sounds like a fun pairing for a mystery. It's possible that the steampunk-ness will be all in the setting and I'll be disappointed like I have been with the last few "steampunk" books I've read, but that's a promising cover. Plus I've heard great things about Aguirre's other novels and I'm always up for a mysterious hunt through London's streets.