The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine

Set during the fabulous Edwardian era of department stores and luxury, Mr Sinclair is opening a store that would put the iconic to shame. Rumours are flying far and wide about the contents of the floors; the finest hats, the most exotic spices and an exhibition hall with the greatest treasures the world has ever seen. Come shop and come wonder at the priceless Clockwork Sparrow. At least, you could have if it wasn’t stolen before opening night.

Enid Blyton set against the back drop of Harrods as an unlikely group decide to find out the truth and catch the culprit. We have Miss Sophie Taylor the shop assistant, Miss Lilian Rose the aspiring actress, and finally Billy the young porter. They each hold a vital clue to the people behind the robbery. This is another fine example of the period mysteries that have become popular this year. The plot will keep you guessing until the very last page. If you’re a fan of Robin Stevens, you will adore this book.