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A sparkling Victorian murder mystery
1 April 2017
Delightful Victorian murder mystery with some fantasy elements set in a fictional York. Rose is an engaging and feisty heroine, her Gothic friend Emily is hilarious - as is Rose's snobbish mother - and I love the concept of a school for butlers who duel with swords! The author has a nice way with names, for both her characters and places - what could be a more perfect name for a supernatural black cat (one of the Guardians of the city) than Watchful? This is an accomplished debut, and I look forward to the next book in the series. I only regret that I don't have a niece or nephew young enough to read this to ...