The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling
  

The Diamond Thief

Written by Sharon Gosling
Part of the The Diamond Thief Series

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Combining elements of Jules Verne with the action-packed adventures of Indiana Jones; this debut novel from Sharon Gosling is a gripping read. Set in Victorian London, circus trapeze artiste Remy leads a double life as a jewel thief. However she is a mysterious character who is not what she seems. Teaming up with a disparate and ill-matched group of characters the race is on to steal a precious diamond from the Tower of London and thwart the master of disguise, Lord Abernathy. Combining mystery and adventure with a blossoming love story, this is a story which delivers twists and turns, excitement, believable characters and a vivid impression of life in and below the streets of Victorian London.

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Synopsis

The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling

No one performs on the circus trapeze like sixteen-year-old Remy Brunel. But Remy also leads another life, as a cat burglar and jewel thief. Forced by the evil circus owner Gustave to attempt the theft of one of the world's most valuable diamonds, Remy thinks it will be just another heist, but when she meets determined young detective Thaddeus Rec, her life changes forever.

Will Thaddeus manage to rescue the jewel? Or is it really Remy that he needs to save?

About the Author

Sharon Gosling

Sharon Gosling began her career in entertainmentjournalism, writing for magazines in the science fiction and fantasy genre, before moving on to write tie-in books for TV shows such as Stargate and the ‘reimagined’ Battlestar Galactica.

A Quick fire quiz especially for Lovereading4kids....

Describe your book in one sentence?

A circus performer and a detective discover nefarious shenanigans going on under Victorian London.

Favourite character in your book?

J. I didn’t expect him to appear, but I’m glad he did.

Favourite sentence or line in your book?

“Dodgy as a fish stall after four o’ the clock.”

As an author whom would you like to be compared to?

I wouldn’t presume to compare myself to anyone, but I aspire to the talents of authors like Joanne Harris and Marcus Sedgwick.

Describe yourself in three words?

Almost always perplexed.

Shakespeare or Dickens?

Shakespeare.

Favourite author?

Err… eek! It depends what day it is and what mood I’m in.

Prefer books or the film adaptations?

Books. (Although I do love films.)

If you weren’t an author, you would be…

A baker.

Favourite place/setting to read a book?

Anywhere quiet, preferably with a big snuggly blanket!

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Paperback
288 pages

Author

Sharon Gosling
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Curious Fox

Publication date

14th February 2013

ISBN

9781782020134

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