Ten doors down from the home of a world famous ‘consulting detective’ lives twelve-year-old Hemlock Jones, and her recently arrived housemate and unwitting companion, Edward Whitlow.
Hired to ‘demystify’ the mystery of a man’s murder by a terrifying angelic spectre, Hemlock and Edward’s investigations will lead them all over Victorian London, uncovering bizarre and deadly foes, figures from Hemlock’s hidden past, and a plot to take over the city…
Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death is the first of the Hemlock Jones Chronicles, a series of detective adventures for children and adults, set in Victorian London.
As soon as I read the blurb for this book I was intrigued and couldn’t wait to get started as soon as I got my hands on a copy.
The story is brilliant it is so well written that I didn’t want to stop reading it or put it down. The book is aimed at children and adults alike and I am sure that both will be massive fans of the story. It is easily one I will read for a second or third time and that is very unusual for me.
Everything about the book worked for me and I thought the whole thing was excellent – the characters, time period, setting, writing style, plot and pace I thought were just superb!
Five stars from me – I really, really enjoyed it – it was a pleasure to read!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ever since he stopped wanting to be a dinosaur, Justin Carroll wanted to be a writer. He graduated with a degree in English Literature and Language from King’s College, London in 2004 and now, in between writing and moonlighting in marketing for a multinational financial services company, he fritters away his time on all manner of geeky things. Shortlisted for several international short story competitions, Justin was a finalist in the 2010 British Fantasy Awards.