A Conspiracy of Alchemists (The Chronicles of Light and Shadow #1) by Leisel Schwarz
The pivotal character is Aviatrix Elle, pilot of a 40 ' dirigible,
When meeting a client, Mr. Marsh, an occultist, in an opium den (absinthe cafe) a diamond bracelet attaches itself to her arm. This is the age of reason and for Elle, electromancy can be explained by science but occultism is a different to- be- avoided realm.
Attacks in Paris, a foiled kidnapped attempt, and dramatic getaway from a Paris field is followed by other troubles back in England. Her father is kidnapped, the plot is afoot, and occultism comes to the fore.
A lively read!
A Netgalley ARC