About A Sally Lockhart Mystery: The Ruby In the Smoke
In search of clues to the mystery of her father’s death, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart ventures into the shadowy underworld of Victorian London. Pursued by villains at every turn, the intrepid Sally finally uncovers two dark mysteries–and realizes that she herself is the key to both.
"In Dickensian fashion, Pullman tells the story of 16-year-old Sally Lockhart, who becomes involved in a deadly web of events as she searches for a mysterious ruby. The novel is a page turner, peopled with despicable hags, forthright heroes, and children living on the underbelly of 19th-century London. The story’s events are exciting, with involved plotting. Settings and characterizations are exquisitely drawn. The first entry in a planned trilogy."–(starred) Booklist. Reading level: 6.7.
“Stories are the most important thing in the world. Without stories, we wouldn’t be human beings at all.”—Philip PullmanPhilip Pullman is the acclaimed author of the His Dark Materials trilogy: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass…. More about Philip Pullman
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Published by Listening Library (Audio) Jun 08, 2004| 386 Minutes| Young Adult| ISBN 9781400085132
"A rip-roaring adventure story filled with cutthroat villains,dastardly deeds, sleazy opium dens, filthy London slums, and a delightful heroine…Splendid descriptions, plot twists and turns,and understated humor engage readers in this tale of murder, mayhem, and mystery."–School Library Journal (starred review)