Ok, this isn't the brainy kind of stuff that everyone seems to love here, but I've recently read Anno Dracula from Kim Newman and kind of adored it. I'm a sucker for fiction that includes historical figures and whatnot, and this one does it one better by having the world filled with characters from both fiction and reality in one universe. Most of them are extras, but you get to see a few up close.
The sequels were not as good, probably because the time-frame the stories were set in don't excite me as much as Victorian London. The WWI book was good, I thought, but the Italian 50's-60's book was full of references I didn't get. I still read it, however.
Anyway, the reason I'm mentioning it is because I'm looking for something similar either in book form, TV, or games. Stuff like Study in Emerald is perfect, but I already have read/played that. Anyone know of any good TV shows that might fit? I liked Penny Dreadful (even though the acting was, mostly, dreadful) if only because of the gothic horror setting. I tried Ripper Street, but it doesn't seem to be giving me what I want. Any shows that might fit the bill? I see there are a couple set in the 1880s-1890s, but was hoping to hear some good words about them before I dove in.