The Ruby in the Smoke

A Sally Lockhart Mystery

Pullman, Philip, 1946-

Paperback - 2008
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Ruby in the Smoke
In nineteenth-century London, sixteen-year-old Sally, a recent orphan, becomes involved in a deadly search for a mysterious ruby.

Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2008], c1985.
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780375845161
Branch Call Number: YA PUL
Characteristics: 230 p. ;,21 cm.


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Aug 19, 2014
  • apidae rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The writing style is very polished. As you're reading along, you can feel comfortable looking for the little hints and clues on what is going to happen next. The characters are likeable and not annoying. The main character specifically is my favorite because of her unusual talents.

Jul 11, 2014
  • sfogs rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really good book!!! Lol Mr Berry, the strong idiot! Mrs Holland was freaky~! A good mystery story, with a well interwoven plot.

Jun 17, 2013
  • White_Butterfly_20 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I have had this book on my bookcase for 3 or 4 years and finally got around to reading it. It was really engaging and eventful. It was well written and you got the feel for that era in London. I definitely recommend this book.

Feb 16, 2011
  • Buymoria rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Found it quite interesting and attention-grabbing. A good mystery about the back alleys of Victorian London!

Jun 20, 2008
  • Dani rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Highly original, which is refreshing for a young adult novel. Very entertaining, I was intrigued throughout every page.


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