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Silver Mirrors by A. A. Aguirre. It is the second book in the Apparatus Infernum series. These are steampunk mysteries. Here is the description from Amazon:
As powerful magic comes creeping back, dangerous days are dawning…Beginning:
Criminal Investigation Division inspectors Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko were lucky to make it out of their last mission alive. Since then, strange troubles have plagued the city of steam and shadows, apparently as a result of magic released during the CID inspectors’ desperate interruption of an ancient ritual. The fabric of the world has been unsettled, and the Council has assigned Mikani and Ritsuko to investigate.
They soon discover that matters are worse than they imagined. Machines have developed minds of their own, cragger pirates are raiding the seas with relentless aggression, and mad elementals are running amok. As the chaos builds to a crescendo, Mikani and Ritsuko must fight a war on two fronts—and this time, they may not be able to turn the deadly tide…
One month ago, the world nearly ended.Friday 56:
From what he recalled, Ritsuko's grandfather had died before they met, and she'd been orphaned when she was a baby. Any extended family disapproved of her since she'd chosen to handfast in place of permanent bond with Warren, and when she dissolved that arrangement without settling and having children, their displeasure deepened to near ostracism. Little wonder she preferred the boardinghouse near Central.