"A funny, thrilling, twisty Victorian detective mystery"
The Crime of the Century, the first in Christopher Scott’s Cat and the Slooth Mysteries series is a terrifically witty, character-driven tonic for 9+ year-olds who love meaty detective tales.
It’s 1885 and ten-year-old orphan Cat (“short for cat burglar, because that’s what I used to be”) was simply trying to help her poor Aunt Sadie, Robin Hood-style, when a copper caught her thieving silver from the In and Out Club on Piccadilly. As a result, she’s blamed for a subsequent theft from the very same club.
Then, just as Cat is about to be sent down, a stranger steps in and saves her bacon. But that’s just the start of the story, for the mystery of the real thief remains, and Cat is at the heart of an investigation involving high sea voyages, and a one-of-a-kind gem.
Driven by whip-smart dialogue, crisp descriptions of character, and well-paced action, this is a top-notch detective story, and Cat is an endearingly smart sleuth readers will adore.
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