The Extraordinary & Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle
By (author) Catherine Webb
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Extraordinary & Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle by Catherine Webb
Book DescriptionIn Victorian London at the height of the industrial revolution, Horatio Lyle is a former Special Constable with a passion for science and invention. He's also an occasional, but reluctant, sleuth. The truth is that he'd rather be in his lab tinkering with dangerous chemicals and odd machinery than running around the cobbled streets of London trying to track down stolen goods. But when Her Majesty's Government calls, Horatio swaps his microscope for a magnifying glass, fills his pockets with things that explode and sallies forth to unravel a mystery of a singularly extraordinary nature. Thrown together with a reformed (i.e. 'caught') pickpocket called Tess, and a rebellious (within reason) young gentleman called Thomas, Lyle and his faithful hound, Tate, find themselves pursuing an ancient Chinese plate, a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of polite society and a dangerous enemy who may not even be human. Solving the crime will be hard enough - surviving would be a bonus...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904233619
(150mm x 200mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Catherine Webb
Dream Thief: An Extraordinary Horatio Lyle Mystery, Paperback (July 2010)
The fourth volume of the continuing incredible escapades of Horatio Lyle!
Doomsday Machine, Paperback (January 2008)
The thrilling third instalment of the ongoing and unbelievable adventures of Horatio Lyle!
Obsidian Dagger, Paperback (February 2007)
London, 1864. Victoria is queen, the Empire is in the fullness of health and all is as it should be in the world. Er... or is it?
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Author Biography - Catherine Webb
Having published her extraordinary debut, Mirror Dreams, at the age of 14, Catherine Webb has quickly established herself as one of the most talented and exciting young writers in the UK.
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