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Peril in Paris Reviews

Peril in Paris by Katherine Woodfine, Karl James Mountford

Peril in Paris

Katherine Woodfine, Karl James Mountford

4.57 out of 5

3 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: Egmont Books Ltd
Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
Publication date: 9 Aug 2018
ISBN: 9781405287043
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4 stars out of 5
Fiona Noble
18 May 2018

"a brilliantly engaging storyteller"

Woodfine follows her excellent Sinclairs Mysteries series with a new quartet of espionage adventures, taking Sophie and Lil-now Taylor & Rose Secret Agents-on undercover missions around the world, with each book focusing on a different city. Here, danger and intrigue lurk in the boulevards and grand hotels of Paris. Woodfine is on great form; she's a brilliantly engaging storyteller and her meticulous attention to detail creates a keen sense of time and place. Mountford will illustrate both cover and interiors....


5 stars out of 5

"Peril in Paris (Egmont) begins a new series for Katherine Woodfine’s Sophie and Lil, detective stars of her bestselling Sinclair’s Mysteries."

Woodfine’s crisp prose is instantly evocative, and her quick-moving plots will appeal both to newcomers and long-time devotees, while Karl Mountford’s elegant images add a satisfying sense of period.

5 stars out of 5
1 Sep 2018

"riveting from the start and full of delightful twists"

It’s just before the start of World War Two and, in Wilderstein Castle in Arnovia, Princess Anna is growing more and more suspicious of her new governess, who doesn’t seem to care about teaching her and her brother, the Crown Prince. Meanwhile, Sophie Taylor, co-proprietor of the Taylor & Rose Detective Agency, has been summoned to the Secret Service Bureau for a top-secret mission in Paris: impersonate the niece of a murdered Bureau consultant and codebreaker... This first book in a new series from the creator of the popular Sinclair’s Mysteries detective series delves into the world of spycraft, inspired by the spy bureaus established in the early 1900s that would become MI5 and MI6. Sophie and Lil are a great pair of well-drawn young women in a changing time – suffrage is in the background, as is the coming war, and Woodfine brings a new cast of characters to life too, from the M-esque “C” at Bureau headquarters, to friend Mei and her family. Riveting from the start and full of delightful twists.