The series begins with THE VANISHING THIEF and continues with the newly-released COUNTERFEIT LADY. The heroine, one Georgia Fenchurch, runs a bookshop in Victoria's London, working for a society of those with special research and interrogative skills, The Archivist Society, offering assistance to those who don't know where to turn. Georgia is also determined to avenge her parents' murders.
When the intriguing Duke of Blackford gets mixed up in her adventures, and their feelings for each other take some interesting turns.
Both of the books are in our collection, although they're quite popular and headed out to other CLAMS libraries frequently.
If you enjoy Amanda Quick's Arcane Society novels and Ladies of Lantern Street Novels or Deanna Rayburn's Lady Julia series, you'll enjoy these; although Parker's books focus more on the mystery with a gentler, more slowly unfolding relationship between Georgia and the Duke than Quick's books, which focus on different pairs of lovers with the mystery as the backdrop.
I'm eagerly awaiting the next book in the series (the curse of a well-loved series is that the fans want you to "write faster"), and I hope you enjoy these books as much as I do.