FAQ

When will the next book in the TAYLOR & ROSE SECRET AGENTS series be published?

The next book VILLAINS IN VENICE is published in the UK on 6th August 2020, and is available to pre-order now.

How can I buy a signed and/or dedicated copy?

If you would like to order a signed and dedicated copy of VILLAINS IN VENICE, you can now do so via Waterstones Lancaster, who can post the book out to you (a postage charge will apply). Please contact Jen or Alison on 01524 842561 or at lancaster@waterstones.com with your request.

Will there be more books in the TAYLOR & ROSE SECRET AGENTS series?

Yes! There will be four full-length books in the series in total. Stay tuned for more details of Book 4 coming soon…

Can I listen to the SINCLAIR’S MYSTERIES and TAYLOR & ROSE SECRET AGENTS books on audio?


Yes. All of the SINCLAIR’S MYSTERIES and the first two TAYLOR & ROSE SECRET AGENTS books are available on audio, narrated by Jessica Preddy. The final two books will also be coming to audio in due course, date to be confirmed.

Can you tell me anything about what is going to happen in the next TAYLOR & ROSE SECRET AGENTS book(s) or what’s in store for my favourite character?

I’m afraid not! The future activities of Taylor & Rose Secret Agents are strictly confidential  – you’ll have to read the books to find out what happens next.

Will there be any more Taylor & Rose mini adventures? Is SECRETS ON THE SHORE going to become available as a printed book?

At the moment there are no plans for more mini adventures — but it’s possible there may be more in the future. Similarly there are no current plans for Secrets on the Shore to be available as a printed book, though I’d love to see it in print one day.

What’s the reading order for the SINCLAIR’S MYSTERIES and TAYLOR & ROSE SECRET AGENTS books so far?

  1. The Sinclair’s Mysteries: The Clockwork Sparrow
  2. ‘The Mystery of the Purloined Pearls’ (short story in the anthology Mystery & Mayhem)
  3. The Sinclair’s Mysteries: The Jewelled Moth
  4. The Sinclair’s Mysteries: The Painted Dragon
  5. The Sinclair’s Mysteries: The Midnight Peacock
  6. Taylor & Rose Secret Agents: Secrets on the Shore (mini adventure)
  7. Taylor & Rose Secret Agents: Peril in Paris
  8. Taylor & Rose Secret Agents: Spies in St Petersburg
  9. Taylor & Rose Secret Agents: Villains in Venice

Where are the SINCLAIR’S MYSTERIES and TAYLOR & ROSE SECRET AGENTS series published?

In addition to the UK editions, the books are currently being published in the USA, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and Ukraine.

Will there be a TV show or film of the books?

I’d love there to be a TV show or film of the books. You’ll have to cross your fingers and watch this space to see if it may happen in the future!

I want to dress up as Sophie, Lil or one of the other characters. What can I do?

There are some tips on dressing up as the characters here. You might also like to read this post about Edwardian fashion for some ideas.

Can you come and visit my school?

Given the present circumstances, I’m not currently booking in-person school events. However if your school would be interested in a digital event, your teacher or school librarian is welcome to contact me for more details.

When can I meet you at a book festival or another event?

Check out my events listing or subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter to stay up to date with all the details of future events!

Can I write to you?

Of course! I’d love to hear from you. You can send me a letter or an email — all the details are here.