Soulless by Gail Carriger is described on the cover as “A novel of vampires, werewolves, and parasols,” which sums it up quite well. Alexia Tabotti is a soulless spinster who faces a frustrating world filled with paranormal annoyances and two insipid half-sisters, armed with only her quick wit and her parasol. When she is attacked by a vampire at a ball, (how gauche!) she accidentally kills him and upsets the delicate balance that keeps 19th century London civilized. Fortunately, Scottish Alpha werewolf and government official Lord Maccon is on hand to help her solve the mystery and save the day. This fast-moving and incredibly funny story will have you cheering them on and wondering how long Miss Tabotti will maintain her spinster status.