Thursday, January 15, 2009
THE RUBY IN THE SMOKE
TITLE: THE RUBY IN THE SMOKE
AUTHOR: PHILLIP PULLMAN
Details: no. 1 Sally Lockhart Mystery
Sally Lockhart is 16 years old when her father dies in a shipwreck near India. Shortly afterwards, she receives a strange anonymous letter. When she tries to find out what the message in the letter means, one of her father's former associates dies before her eyes from fear.
Convinced that there is more to her father's death than meets the eye, Sally sets out to discover the truth. A journey that will bring her new friends, dangerous enemies and to a deadly, blood soaked jewel.
This was an integrate mystery and definitely not a cozy one. The setting of Victorian London is well described and gives the story an extra edge.
I will be continuing with this series.