Sunday, January 25, 2009
THE SHADOW IN THE NORTH
TITLE: THE SHADOW IN THE NORTH
AUTHOR: PHILLIP PULLMAN
Details: no. 2 Sally Lockhart Mystery
A good view years have passed since the adventures in the first book and Sally has set up her own business as a financial adviser, as well as running a detective agency with Frederick.
When one of her clients comes to Sally because the company she invested in on Sally's advice has gone bust under suspicious circumstances, Sally decides to investigate.
At the same time, Frederick and Jim get involved with a magician whose life is being threatened.
Soon it turns out that the two cases are connected and the three friends find themselves facing an opponent who won't stop at anything, leading to injury, death and heartbreak.
Although this is Youth Fiction, it is definitely isn't a cozy mystery and not for the feint-hearted.
The historical setting of Victorian England is once again brought to life vividly, bringing extra character to the story.