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The Sinclair's Mysteries #1: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow
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Shopping plus crime: what could be more perfect? Bonbons, perfumes and sinister secrets! Sinclair’s grand department store is the place to come for feathered hats, velvet gloves and ornate biscuit boxes. Oh yes – and dastardly deeds! Step onto the sumptuous shop floor, filled with sparkly jewels and rare luxuries, to witness London’s most sensational crime. Gasp at the daring theft of the priceless Clockwork Sparrow. Tremble as fearsome villains hatch their wicked plans. And cheer as our bold heroines – Miss Sophie Taylor and Miss Lilian Rose – crack codes, devour iced buns and vow to catch the crooks!
- A sparkling Victorian mystery with two unforgettable heroines
- Fabulously sumptuous setting based on London’s Selfridges store
- Perfect for fans of Murder Most Unladylike and Chris Riddell’s Ottoline
- Nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize
“A wonderful book, with a glorious heroine and a true spirit of adventure.” Katherine Rundell, author of ‘Rooftoppers’
5716 in Schools Catalogue 2017/18
The Sinclair's Mysteries (book 1)
June 4th, 2015
AR book level: 6.6; Middle years; 11.0 points
- 336 pages