If you have not discovered Jana Oliver's Time Rover trilogy yet, and you love meticulously constructed stories about Victorian England or time travel, you will love these books.The three books in the series are Sojourn, Virtual Evil, and Madman's Dance. Do yourself a favor and buy all three at once, because you are not going to want to wait at the end of one before you get the next, especially after the cliffhanger ending of Virtual Evil. Consider yourself warned.
Jacynda Lassiter is a Time Rover from 2057, when Time Travel has become a major tourist industry. Cynda, as she is known to her friends, has built a reputation for getting tourists and academics in and out of time travel destinations safely, often at the last possible moment, without disturbing the flow of history. Her adventures in the London of 1888 begin when a tourist goes missing and then a fellow Time Rover who was Jacynda's lover is killed. In the first volume, Sojourn, Cynda must find the missing tourist and discover the murderer. In the process, she makes two gentlemen friends who both could potentially be more if it were not for Cynda's job, and she learns that almost everything and everybody are not what they seem. As the trilogy continues, something is going terribly wrong with time, the time travel industry has become corrupt, and Cynda's adventures keep you on the edge of your seat and unable to stop reading until you know what happens next!
Ms. Oliver's absolute mastery of the detail of the back streets and social mores of the Whitechapel area in the time of Jack the Ripper will fascinate anyone with an interest in the time period and make her storytelling feel completely authentic.