Sources of Inspiration
Some literary sources which will inform the tone of the game.
Anything by Charles Dickens
From Hell; Alan Moore’s holistic investigation into the Whitechapel murders.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; another Moore. I don’t think you can put more period detail into a single frame without narcotics.
Deadwood takes place during the middle period (and in America) but does a wonderful job blending real and fictional characters, and mythic and accurate history.