Ice Demon: A Dark Victorian Penny Dread (The Dark Victorian Penny Dreads Book 1) - Elizabeth Watasin, JoSelle Vanderhooft

In the latest Dark Victorian tale, author Elizabeth Watasin gives readers a novella about an ice demon. The book starts off with a literal bang, as a ship crashes into a London pier ... and the captain, who is frozen solid, falls off and shatters into pieces while his horrified wife looks on.

Art and Jim Dastard, the heroes of the series are soon called upon to investigate the happenings.

I am a huge fan of this series; Art, the artificial ghost of a London Quaker woman, is intelligent and entertaining. Her "sidekick," the wisecracking skull Jim Dastard, is one of my favorite characters in all of literature. He's got constant and unusual insight into every situation.

I was delighted by every bit of this tale.