I heard Shawn Thomas Odyssey speak and enjoyed it so much I bought one of his books.
I'm so glad I did!
The Wizard of Dark Street is a fantasy, and also a mystery. The plot is exciting and uses some original, creative ideas. It takes place in the 1800s in a world connected to New York City.
The heroine, Oona, has magical abilities, but wants to be a detective instead of a wizard. Oona is a determined, feisty girl. But when she must face evil powers she just might have to use her powers after all.
This book is the first in a series and I'm afraid I can't resist reading the others.