The Sinclair’s Mysteries









Enter a world of bonbons, hats, perfumes and MYSTERIES around every corner!

London, 1909. When Sophie Taylor takes a job selling hats in marvellous new department store Sinclair’s, little does she realise that mystery and adventure are in store.

When Mr Sinclair’s priceless Clockwork Sparrow is stolen, and Sophie falls under suspicion of being involved in the crime, she teams up with some new friends – mannequin and aspiring actress Lil, apprentice porter Billy, and Joe, a mysterious boy on the run – to clear her name. But soon, Sophie discovers that she has a decided talent for detective work.

Solving mysteries ranging from a missing diamond to a stolen painting will take Sophie, Lil and their friends across Edwardian London – from high society balls to the docks of the East End. But it will also lead Sophie into the path of the sinister villain who calls himself ‘The Baron’…

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