I pulled this one from the "new book" shelf at the library, noted that it was an Arcane Society Novel, but not that it was the second book in a trilogy.
So...the novel is part romance and part paranormal. Nothing deep, but a little light fun. "The Widow" is a social reformer who has been raiding various brothels and freeing the women in them, enabling them to prepare themselves for a better life.
Enter Griffin Winter, a London crime lord, who thinks "The Widow" may possess a dream light talent, and who may be able to help save him from a family curse. Instant attraction between the two, although they appear to be at cross-purposes.
You know where this is going, right? The two team up and take on evil-doers.
Although the novel is the second one in the trilogy, enough background is given that you don't really need to have read the first novel to get a handle on this one. One reason is that a couple of hundred years have passed and the characters in the first novel are ancestors (who created a lot of problems) to some of the characters in Burning Lamp. The same situation will be true in the final novel that will take place in future generations.
Fiction. Supernatural/Mystery. 2010. 328 pages.