So far we have:
a plucky young heiress,
a Mrs Danvers-like housekeeper,
a dodgy man of the cloth,
a dark stranger with dirty fingernails,
a shady solicitor,
a group of monster hunters (one professor type and 3 sailors) who are surely going to die,
and one sentient, intelligent monster who is grieving and hell-bent on revenge.
I'm enjoying it.
I hope this ends in a HEA for Nessie and the heiress.