Robert Appleton's "The Mysterious Lady Law" begins very strong. Lady Law is like a female Sherlock Holmes. Scotland Yard dislikes her, because she makes them look bad, but Julie can't turn down Lady Law's help to find her sister's killer.
Appletone has some strong world building, but there are times where the story seems to get away from the reader. For me it was because there was too much going on in too little pages. Still, this steampunk mystery has some cool elements, but overall it was missing the "wow factor" that I come to expect from steampunk stories.
Two stars -- it was OK, but not great.