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Published by Egmont

By now you will know my favourite city is Venice.

I read the first of the Taylor & Rose series (Peril in Paris) some time ago – and moved on to new authors, as is my way. Then saw this one – and couldn’t resist.

Beautifully atmospheric (as only Venice can be) a tale of subterfuge and bravery. Joe is missing at the start of this story – and agents haven’t been able to trace him…Lil stays in London whilst Sophie travels alone to Venice…an old adversary awaits. For those who enjoy the Murder Most Unladylike series (Robin Stevens) and haven’t tried these – this is something to get your teeth into… They really are superb!

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Published by Egmont.

2015 – actually the 4th of June, was when I wrote a small post about The Clockwork Sparrow – The Sinclair Mysteries. I remember loving that one, because it was a mystery based in a shop similar in style to Harrods.

Since then Katherine Woodfine has continued to write crime novels for the younger readers – The Jewelled Moth, The Painted Dragon and The Midnight Peacock. All of which have meant that she has quite a following (that is an understatement).

Rope is made up of fibres woven together and this book is made up of two tales / fibres that make a fantastic rope of a story. Kidnap, insurgence, early aeroplanes, adventure and mystery set in Paris in 1911 –

What’s there not to love? Two characters we already know and love, new friends to read about, including a very brave small dog and a story to keep you reading late into the night.

This is brilliant.

Waterstones Finchley Road O2 have a number of this book signed. Buy them whilst stocks last!


Published by Egmont / ISBN 978 1405276177

I loved this – a traditional crime mystery. This seems to be a new genre for the 9 – 12 age group, and a small number have been published. This though is the most atmospheric and also intricate tale. Set in an emporium much like Selfridges, or Harrod’s. I worked in the Waterstone’s branch in Harrods for 15 odd years and it was remarkable how this tale of theft, murder and general mayhem took  me back – I felt that Katherine Woodfine had probably worked there.

Brilliant fun, and a beautifully complex murder story – the best of this new genre for younger readers so far. I am pleased to report that there is to be a second in the series, to be published this September (2015) – The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth. If it is anything like as good as this I think Katherine Woodfine is on to a very good thing. I will look forward to reading that too.