Tarnished (The St. Croix Chronicles #1) - Karina Cooper

My name is Cherry St. Croix. Society would claim that I am a well-heeled miss with an unfortunate familial reputation. They've no idea of the truth of it. In my secret world, I hunt down vagrants, thieves... and now, a murderer. For a monster stalks London's streets, leaving a trail of mystery and murder below the fog.

Eager for coin to fuel my infatuations, I must decide where my attentions will turn: to my daylight world, where my scientific mind sets me apart from respectable Society, or to the compelling domain of London below. Each has a man who has claimed my time as his — for good or for ill. Though as the corpses pile, and the treacherous waters of Society gossip churn, I am learning that each also has its dangers. One choice will see me cast from polite company... the other might just see me dead.

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Release date: June 22, 2012
Genres: fantasy, alternate historysteampunk
Updated: January 16, 2017

The St. Croix Chronicles :: Series

A series featuring fearless heroine Cherry St. Croix - debutante by day, bounty hunter by night - set in an alternate London where proper Victorian society sits above a seedy steampunk underworld teeming with dubious loyalties, advanced technology, and incredible magic.

Tarnished (The St. Croix Chronicles #1)
Gilded (The St. Croix Chronicles #2)
Corroded (The St. Croix Chronicles #3)
The Mysterious Case of Mr. Strangewa
Engraved (The St. Croix Chronicles #5)
Tempered (The St. Croix Chronicles #4)
Transmuted (The St. Croix Chronicles #6)