Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cat Royal Series by Julia Golding

Cat Royal is an orphan, named after the Theater Royal, the theater on whose doorstep she was abandoned as a baby. Unfortunately, Cat has a knack for sticking her nose in where it doesn’t belong, stumbling onto unfathomable mysteries, and making bitter enemies. On the other hand, Cat also is a tough, spirited young lass with a clever wit and a talent for making loyal friends and admirers wherever she goes. With Cat around, life in 1790’s London has never been so exciting!

The first book in the series, Diamond of Drury Lane is the story of how Cat manages to uncover the secret of a diamond rumored to be hidden somewhere inside the Theater Royal and now every would-be thief in London is after it.

The Second book in the series, Cat Among the Pigeons, begins as one of Cat’s friends is hunted down by his old slave master, who plans to force him back into captivity. Before long, Cat is up to her petticoats in trouble and is forced to go into hiding—at an all-boys school for young gentlemen! This book was even better than the first book in the series, and that’s saying quite a bit.

Those who like historical mysteries, like the Enola Holmes and Lady Grace series, will love both of these books. The third Cat Royal adventure, Den of Thieves, comes out in April of next year.

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