‘Taylor & Rose Secret Agents Peril in Paris’ is a stunning and thrilling book through and through. Sophie & Lillian’s adventure continues from Katherine’s earlier charming series ‘The Sinclair’s Mysteries’. In this adventure , Sophie & Lillian really come into their own, with their strong friendship and defying society’s expectations of what a young lady should be doing in life. A furious and fast paced mystery, where the twists and turns come thick and fast, the balance between the physical action and the intellectual solving of the crime is perfectly done. An excellent espionage adventure where we get cameos of some beloved characters and are introduced to some interesting new ones. This book is an ingenious setup for a brilliant series and has left me with an insatiable desire for the sequel. A masterpiece from Katherine Woodfine. A highly recommended read where each chapter is more engaging & exciting than the previous. A 10⭐️ read.
Excellent fast-paced story. As you are pulled into different strands of the book, you quickly realise they are linked and want to know more. The only problem is I want to carry on reading to find out what happens next, and I've run out of book!
Another great adventure for Misses Taylor & Rose. My granddaughter and I have read the Sinclair Mysteries and loved them so were pleased to read that Katherine Woodfine had written a new adventure for the young detectives. Can't wait for the next one!
Another top story from Katherine Woodfine. I am already looking forward to further adventures from Taylor and Rose but hope that future countries are real. The Sinclair stories based in London were excellent.
This is the first of a new series, featuring Miss Sophie Taylor and Miss Lillian Rose, who previously featured in The Sinclair’s Mysteries. My daughter read a couple of the Sinclair Mysteries, so she had an idea of the characters. However, it is now 1911 and the two have turned their talents from detective work to espionage. Although this is a ‘new’ series, I do feel it is more of a spin-off from the earlier books and that readers would be best to read those first.
My daughter liked the setting and said there was a good sense of place. There is quite a lot about the early years of the secret service (and, of course, a ‘Captain Carruthers’). In Paris the Grand Aerial Tour of Europe is about to begin, but there is also the shadow of approaching war, murder and a threat to the throne. This is a fast paced mystery, ideal for confident readers. My daughter is eleven and she enjoyed this a lot and would be happy to read another in the series.
This is the first book of a quartet following on with the adventures of Sophie Taylor and Lil Rose, the heroines of "The Sinclair's Mysteries". Two young detectives turn into secret agents for the next series of books. The stories are historically set in 1911 and the girls are on a mission with the Secret Service Bureau, where they travel to Paris.
The book has its own plot, but I believe that there is a running theme that will span all 4 books also. You will also have character appearances throughout from the sinclairs mysteries. So if you enjoyed those, you should enjoy this series and have some familiarity with some of the characters.
These books are suitable for confident readers from age 9+. The book has a few illustrated pages dotted throughout, just to add a little to the story, like an image of dossier papers, a poster or two and letters, which are integral to the story, which are to be read as part of the story.