The honour of your company is requested at Lord Beaucastle’s fancy dress ball!
Wonder at the puzzling disappearance of the JEWELLED MOTH! MARVEL as our heroines, SOPHIE AND LIL, don cunning disguises, mingle in high society and munch many cucumber sandwiches to solve this curious case! APPLAUD THEIR BRAVERY as they follow a trail of TERRIBLE SECRETS that leads straight to London’s most dangerous CRIMINAL MASTERMIND, and could put their own lives at risk… It will be the most thrilling event of the season!
Cover and interior illustrations by Júlia Sardà
Shortlisted for the Crime Fest Best Crime Novel For Children Award 2017. Runner-up for the Lambeth Phoenix Book Award 2017. Winner of Silver in the Junior Magazine Design Awards Children’s Books of the Year. Selected for BookTrust’s Great Books Guide 2016. Nominated for a 2016 Cybils Award.
‘…one of the finest novels I’ve ever read, marrying the danger, swift pace and Strand Magazine strangeness of the best Holmes adventures with the crisp detail and delicate sensibility of Georgette Heyer’s romances’ – Imogen Russell Williams, Middle Grade Strikes Back
‘Woodfine burst onto the scene with one of the bestselling debuts of 2015… This, the sequel, is even better. Framed around the debutante calendar of invitations, dress shows, tea parties and balls, it’s a whirl of glorious period detail and a satisfying mystery’ – Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
‘Gorgeously written, with sumptuous descriptions and wonderful dialogue… the mystery itself is tightly plotted and brilliantly done’ – BookTrust
‘With layers of mystery and evocative period detail this absorbing novel will delight fans of Philip Pullman’s Sally Lockhart books and Chris Riddell’s Goth Girl series’ – Charlotte Heathcote, Daily Express
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Looking back on a very busy and exciting 2016!