Taylor & Rose Secret Agents: Peril in Paris


PinPJoin the heroines of the Sinclair’s Mysteries, Sophie and Lil, in a brand new quartet illustrated by Karl James Mountford.

ALL ABOARD THE TRAIN TO PARIS! It’s 1911, and the young detectives of TAYLOR & ROSE are turning their talents to ESPIONAGE.

On their latest case for the mysterious SECRET SERVICE BUREAU, the daring MISS SOPHIE TAYLOR and MISS LILIAN ROSE must leave London for the boulevards and grand hotels of Paris.

But DANGER lurks beneath the bright lights of the city – and INTRIGUE and MURDER lie in store. As aeroplanes soar in the skies overhead, our heroines will need to put all their spy skills to the test to face the PERIL that awaits them…

The first book in the Taylor & Rose Secret Agents series is out now!

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Praise for Peril in Paris

‘Danger and intrigue lurk in the boulevards and grand hotels of Paris. Woodfine is on great form; she’s a brilliantly engaging storyteller and her meticulous attention to detail creates a keen sense of time and place.’ – Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

‘Woodfine’s crisp prose is instantly evocative, and her quick-moving plots will appeal both to newcomers and long-time devotees, while Karl Mountford’s elegant images add a satisfying sense of period.’ – Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

‘With a tremendous cast, a great plot and setting and a catchy style, this fast-paced espionage story is a book that is impossible to put down… Following the twists and turns… is a delight – as is Katherine Woodfine’s re-creation of Paris.’ – Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids

‘Riveting from the start and full of delightful twists’ – BookTrust

‘Expect skulduggery and ne’er do wells in the City Of Lights.’ – Sarra Manning, Red (‘Best Children’s Books Out This Summer’)

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From a day-trip to Paris, to events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival – and even a special themed milkshake!


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Two weeks to go until PERIL IN PARIS!

We’re on the final countdown until the first book in the new Taylor & Rose Secret Agents series, Peril in Paris is officially out in the world.