Welcome to the bizarre and dangerous world of Victorian London, a city teetering on the edge of revolution. Its people are ushering in a new era of technology, dazzled each day by new inventions. Airships soar in the skies over the city, whilst ground trains rumble through the streets and clockwork automatons are programmed to carry out menial tasks in the offices of lawyers, policemen and journalists.
Yet beneath this shiny veneer of progress lurks a sinister side. For this is also a world where poltergeist infestations create havoc in old country seats, where cadavers can rise from the dead and where sinister enemies of the Crown work ceaselessly to bring about its downfall.
Times like this call for heroes who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.
Enter Sir Maurice Newbury, dashing gentleman investigator for the Crown, and his delectable and forthright companion, Miss Veronica Hobbes.
Together, their adventures see them encounter crashed airships, clockwork automata, a zombie-like plague, men rebuilt with steam technology, rooftop fist fights, chases through the London Underground, secret societies, Ancient Egyptian rituals, ethereal murderers, enemy agents, golems, ghosts and much more. Their relationship is pushed to the brink, and they discover secrets about one another – secrets that run very deep indeed – all the while attempting to keep the Empire, and each other, from harm’s way.