This is a funny, page turner of a book...
Grave robbers, magicians and ancient feline guardians will keep young readers gripped.
...for me, the stand-out element is the amount of humour in the story - caricatures abound from the butlers and their gloves, to Emily, Rose's friend in mourning. A historical giggle with darkness and magic.
Fun to read, this is a sprightly told tale of murder and trickery with a twisty plot and a cast of unlikely characters led by the smart and determined Rose Raventhorpe.
This is an unputdownable, exciting first book in a new series: Rose Raventhope Investigates, full of surprises and seeped in Victorian atmosphere with interesting, well-rounded characters. It will keep you guessing to the very end.
This stunning debut by Australian author Janine Beacham is definitely one for the curious, who love stories that are a little dark and a little different