I LOVE the Julia Grey series by Deanna Raybourn. There are 3 and another one on its way. Also she has another book outside the series that is pretty good too. It is a 1890's British Mystery Romantic Suspense. The fist sentence reads:
"To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband's dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching upon the floor." You'll read the whole thing in a weekend I promise. Soo good! Just beware of the book covers as she seems to be obseesed with cleavage, but a Fabio Romance novel, this is not I assure you.