This is a really great series by CrossGen. If you're in to mysteries that mix with sci fi, or something like Sherlock Holmes/CSI, you will absolutely love this.
Ruse features Simon Archard, a brilliant, handsome, misanthropic detective, and his perky blond assistant, Emma Bishop, solving uncanny mysteries in an off-kilter Victorian England. Whether the two are taking on townsfolk who are stealing gypsy women or investigating a murder at a posh estate with a circus bearded lady as an aide, the stories are a highly entertaining mix of mystery and humor.
The action is episodic, with Simon racing about in pursuit of Malcolm Lightbourne, his former mentor and present nemesis. This master detective has become a master criminal under the influence of the Enigmatic Prism, a mystifying gem that focuses (and corrupts) its possessor's personality.
The art is more than captivating. I would recommend this book to anyone into Graphic Novels.