There are the Winie Langton's stories by Vivien Holloway. There are short stories about a thief family. Winie Langton is a good thief, who wants to steal the "Masterkey". This key opens all door, all lock and everything.
But the plan went wrong. So Winie step into a trouble. The girl must help for a boy, who want to find his inheritence from his mother. Winie must teach this boy, that he will be a great thief. And the boy gives the Masterkey for the girl for the help into an exchange.
In the second part, Winie sufferd from her past. Her aquaintance made a lot of problem for Winie. At the end she came to the biggest danger in her life.
In the part three we can read about, how Winie can save her life. What happen with his family...
There are short steampunk-novel with strange characters, with interesting situation and some actions.