I must admit that I have heard of Cat Royal, but I have never read any of the books before. Seeing this on offer I thought why not give it a go. I must admit that I found myself enjoying this novella.
Cat Royal and Billy Shepherd are travelling on the slave ship Dolphin, which is transporting goods back to England. It is the summer of 1792 when this takes place, and the Dolphin is looking for a port to call in after a storm, and so they make for the Azores. Whilst there they are invited as guests to stay at a wealthy home, but when the theft of an expensive telescope takes place then our intrepid duo set out with the youths of the household to solve the crime.
Taking in astronomy and a discovery, as well as the crime this is an enjoyable read that may appeal to the whole family.