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ISBN13: 9780375845161
ISBN10: 037584516x
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“BEWARE THE SEVEN blessings . . . ” When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn't know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally's terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues to her father's mysterious death.

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In trade paperback for the first time, the Sally Lockhart Mysteries are given an all-new look. Created by the author of the bestselling His Dark Materials series, this series follows 16-year-old Sally Lockhart as she solves mysteries in Victorian London.

About the Author

Philip Pullman is the award-winning author of the bestselling His Dark Materials trilogy. He lives in Oxford, England.

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alison83, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by alison83)
I love YA & mystery novels, so this book seemed like a good melding of those two things. I really enjoyed it, although I didn't *love* it. Philip Pullman is an expert writer, but sometimes the plot didn't hold my interest as much as I would've liked. I will undoubtedly read the rest of the Sally Lockhart books, though.
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ajmichaelis, January 14, 2010 (view all comments by ajmichaelis)
I was looking for a fun, fast read and Philip Pullman provides that in The Ruby in the Smoke, along with an engaging, clever female lead and a cast of quirky and interesting characters. Set in grimy Victorian London, the book follows Sally Lockhart as she unravels a mystery involving the recent death of her father, the opium trade, the truth of her birth, and the famed Ruby of Agrapur. This is the first book in the series, and I'm eager to see where Pullman takes Sally next. This series isn't as well known as Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, which is a shame, and it didn't come to my attention until I saw the adaptation, but I'm glad it did.

If you like light mysteries with a historical setting and a strong female lead, I highly recommend this series.
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ajmichaelis, January 14, 2010 (view all comments by ajmichaelis)
I was looking for a fun, fast read and Philip Pullman provides that in The Ruby in the Smoke, along with an engaging, clever female lead and a cast of quirky and interesting characters. Set in grimy Victorian London, the book follows Sally Lockhart as she unravels a mystery involving the recent death of her father, the opium trade, the truth of her birth, and the famed Ruby of Agrapur. This is the first book in the series, and I'm eager to see where Pullman takes Sally next. This series isn't as well known as Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, which is a shame, and it didn't come to my attention until I saw the adaptation, but I'm glad it did.

If you like light mysteries with a historical setting and a strong female lead, I highly recommend this series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375845161
Author:
Pullman, Philip
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Mystery
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sally Lockhart Mysteries
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.25 in
Age Level:
12-13

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"Synopsis" by , In trade paperback for the first time, the Sally Lockhart Mysteries are given an all-new look. Created by the author of the bestselling His Dark Materials series, this series follows 16-year-old Sally Lockhart as she solves mysteries in Victorian London.
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