Ruby in the Smoke

Soon after Sally Lockhart's father drowns at sea, she receives an anonymous letter.

Ruby in the Smoke

Author: Philip Pullman

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ISBN: 9781407191058

Page: 240

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The first book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition. Soon after Sally Lockhart's father drowns at sea, she receives an anonymous letter. The dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet. Determined to discover the truth about her father's death, Sally is plunged into a terrifying mystery in the dark heart of Victorian London, at the centre of which lies a deadly blood-soaked jewel. Philip Pullman's ever-popular, action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012.

The Ruby in the Smoke A Sally Lockhart Mystery

“BEWARE THE SEVEN blessings . . . ” When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn’t know their meaning.

The Ruby in the Smoke  A Sally Lockhart Mystery

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524764957

Page: 256

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“BEWARE THE SEVEN blessings . . . ” When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn’t know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally’s terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues to her father’s mysterious death.

The Mystery of Ruby s Smoke

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The Mystery of Ruby   s Smoke

Author: Rose Donovan

Publisher: Moon Snail Press via PublishDrive

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Page: 238

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Someone is a spy. Someone is a thief. Someone is about to become a murderer. Autumn in Oxford, 1935. Passing exams is the least of Ruby and Fina’s worries as they return to their beloved Quenby College. A thief lurks amongst the students and faculty, and when an infamous guest lecturer keels over at the Dean’s sherry party, Fina is shocked to find herself the prime suspect. Determined to clear her friend’s name, Ruby launches into a hunt for a murderer that takes her to secret college boltholes, dubious pawnshops, and a red-hot jazz club. At least she has allies she can trust – until a coded letter arrives, warning Ruby and Fina that one of their friends is not what they seem... Will the pair evade the spy and find the killer in time to save Fina from the gallows? If you like cozy historical mysteries with a twist, then you’ll love Rose Donovan’s fashion-spy-amateur sleuth heroes, Ruby Dove and Fina Aubrey-Havelock.

The Sally Lockhart Collection

Four compulsively readable Victorian thrillers, packed with vividly drawn characters and fascinating period detail, together in a slipcase.

The Sally Lockhart Collection

Author: Philip Pullman

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ISBN: 9781407116419

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Four compulsively readable Victorian thrillers, packed with vividly drawn characters and fascinating period detail, together in a slipcase. Includes: The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well and The Tin Princess.

The Mystery of Ruby s Roulette

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Ruby's Port The Mystery of Ruby's Smoke Box Set: Mysteries 1-3 Box Set:
Mysteries 4-6 The Mystery of Ruby's Stiletto The Mystery of Ruby's Tracks The
Mystery of ...

The Mystery of Ruby s Roulette

Author: Rose Donovan

Publisher: Moon Snail Press via PublishDrive

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Page: 210

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A secret mission to Lisbon. A murder at the casino. And a killer gambling on escape. New Year's Eve, 1935. The clink of champagne flutes mingles with the rattle of the roulette ball. Fina’s on a winning streak. But just as she’s about to celebrate, someone gasps, chokes, and slides to the floor. The Portuguese police treat it as a crime passionel, but Ruby and Fina have other ideas. Could the murder be linked to the high-level jewel-smuggling operation they’ve been asked to investigate? Working undercover, they scope out the other guests: a handsome airman, an icy princess, a genial mathematician, a suave croupier, and a Brazilian diva with flashy frocks and a personality to match. They all have something to hide – but the truth turns out to be far stranger than Fina could ever have dreamed. Join Ruby, Fina, Pixley, and Gayatri as they battle with profiteers, saboteurs, assassins, and a ghostly apparition on their twistiest and most captivating adventure yet!

Newsmakers 2003 Cumulation

Awards : Lancashire County Libraries / National and Provincial Children ' s Book
Award , for The Ruby in the Smoke , 1987 ; Best Books for Young Adults citation ,
School Library Journal , for The Ruby in the Smoke , 1987 ; Children ' s Book ...

Newsmakers 2003 Cumulation

Author: Laura Avery

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787663919

Page: 694

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Provides entries for approximately 150 celebrities, and includes about 50 obituaries for people who have died during the past year

The Mystery of Ruby s Port

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The Mystery of Ruby s Port

Author: Rose Donovan

Publisher: Moon Snail Press via PublishDrive

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Page: 230

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A ship full of suspects awaits Ruby and Fina. Will they find the murderer before their own secrets are revealed? Spring in the Caribbean, 1935. Cruising to disaster, Ruby Dove and Fina Aubrey-Havelock face down a murderer who is slowly crossing names off the passenger list. As the SS Sanguine sets sail from the Bahamas, Ruby and Fina eagerly await the excitement promised once they dock in Trinidad. Ruby pays her way as an apprentice to a French designer and Fina tags along as a governess to a wealthy widow’s son. Ruby’s brother has also asked them to find a secret contact on board. Which passengers are genuinely eccentric and which are covering their true intentions? Soon they have two mysteries on their hands...their contact and a killer. In a race against time, Ruby and Fina are thwarted by stormy seas, subversive stewards, sordid scandals, salacious seances, scary scorpions and suspicious swine. They know all too well how many lives hang in the balance should they fail both their missions. If you like cozy historical mysteries with a twist, then you’ll love Rose Donovan’s fashion-spy-amateur sleuth heroes, Ruby Dove and Fina Aubrey-Havelock. The Ruby Dove Mystery Series: The Mystery of Ruby’s Sugar (#1) The Mystery of Ruby’s Port (#2) Pour yourself a crisp beverage and escape into The Mystery of Ruby’s Port this evening.

Ruby Dove Mysteries

The Ruby Dove Mystery Series The Mystery of Ruby's Sugar The Mystery of
Ruby's Port The Mystery of Ruby's Smoke Box Set: Mysteries 1-3 The Mystery of
Ruby's Stiletto The Mystery of Ruby's Tracks The Mystery of Ruby's Mistletoe Box
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Ruby Dove Mysteries

Author: Rose Donovan

Publisher: Moon Snail Press via PublishDrive

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Page: 604

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Books four through six in the Ruby Dove Mystery Series: The Mystery of Ruby’s Stiletto, The Mystery of Ruby’s Tracks, and The Mystery of Ruby’s Mistletoe. Enjoy golden-age cozies with a twist? Then you’ll love Rose Donovan’s fashion-spy-amateur sleuth heroes, Ruby Dove and Fina Aubrey-Havelock. What readers are saying: "The plot grabbed my attention right at the beginning and held it right to the end." "This series is like watching a 1930's mystery/comedy with the tongue in cheek comments and antics of the characters that just make you laugh out loud." "Great series and great writing!" "'Clue" has always been my favorite board game, and going on a murder mystery cruise is on my bucket list, so I was beyond thrilled at the opportunity to read this book, and I wasn't let down." "The plot had a lot of twists and turns that are necessary for a good mystery." "Vivid descriptions of locations and events make you feel as if you are part of the story. Strong women characters, political intrigue, and a murder mystery that keeps you guessing as to who the murderer is and the motive behind the murders." "If you love this genre this is a must read." Book 1: The Mystery of Ruby’s Stiletto An invitation to an island off the coast of Italy. What could be more relaxing? Nothing. Until a murderer strikes. Autumn in Sardinia, 1935. Ruby and Fina find themselves in a world of glamour once again, this time on a private island owned by a famous Italian shoe designer. A riotous guest list of artists, flowing wine, passion and political intrigue guarantee a thrilling time for all. But it could be a little too thrilling unless Ruby and Fina find the murderer. Soon. Book 2: The Mystery of Ruby’s Tracks Ready for a snowy ride aboard the Train Blanc? Murder and mayhem await. November, 1935. With its velvet sofas and bone china teacups, the Train Blanc is a haven of 1930s luxury. But for Ruby and Fina, the trip holds some shocking surprises – not least that one of their fellow passengers is a murderer ... As the famous train steams through the cold Alpine night, the detective pair must work out which of the travellers is not what they seem. Could it be the friendly Swiss priest? The glamorous erotica author? The ‘artistic’ dilettante? Or even the grandmother with the hideous knitting? Ruby and Fina are at the top of their game in this witty, sophisticated tale, which weaves together politics, fashion, intrigue and romance in a mystery with more twists and turns than a train track through the Alps. Book 3: The Mystery of Ruby’s Mistletoe Snowbound at Christmas. Very cosy. Until a murderer and a thief appear. December, 1935. Ruby and Fina are anticipating a quiet Christmas. But the snowy peace of Quenby College is shattered when the police come looking for Ruby. She and Fina escape to a relative’s plush country home — only to find that Aunt Millie has a few surprises in store ... As the mercury drops, Ruby and Fina are drawn into a web of false identities and half-truths. Why did someone spike the cocktails during the after-dinner jazz? Who stole Aunt Millie’s priceless hatpin collection? Could it be a coincidence that all the house guests were also present on the day when Fina’s father was murdered? With the police on their tail, and a killer on the loose, the two dressmaking sleuths have to use all their considerable wits to solve Fina’s family tragedy – and bring a little joy back to Christmas.

Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults

WORK IN PROGRESS : A fourth and final novel for young adults to follow the
trilogy begun with The Ruby in the Smoke ; The White Mercedes , a novel for
young adults ; Torn Jasmine , an adventure story for adults . SIDELIGHTS : Philip
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Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults

Author: Laurie Collier

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810377028

Page: 2609

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Profiles 800 of the major authors and illustrators of children's and young adult books

Creative and Performing Artists for Teens

In 1986 , Pullman published The Ruby in the Smoke , a historical novel for young
adults that became the first of his Sally Lockhart series . In SAAS , Pullman
admitted , “ With The Ruby in the Smoke I think I first found my voice as a children
' s ...

Creative and Performing Artists for Teens

Author: Thomas McMahon

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787639761

Page: 1221

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Features biographical entries discussing creative and performing artists from the fields of literature, music, the visual arts, and film and television.

Book Review Digest

The ruby in the smoke . 230p $ 11.95 ; lib bdg $ 11.99 1987 Knopf ISBN 0-394-
88826 - X ; 0-394-98826-4 ( lib bdg ) LC 86-20983 In this mystery story set in
Victorian London , sixteenyear - old Sally Lockhart " receives a cryptic note from ...

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The Mystery of Ruby s Tracks

The Ruby Dove Mystery Series: The Mystery of Ruby's Sugar The Mystery of
Ruby's Port The Mystery of Ruby's Smoke Box Set: Mysteries 1-3 The Mystery of
Ruby's Stiletto The Mystery of Ruby's Tracks The Mystery of Ruby's Mistletoe
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The Mystery of Ruby s Tracks

Author: Rose Donovan

Publisher: Moon Snail Press via PublishDrive

ISBN:

Page: 256

View: 384

Ready for a snowy ride aboard the Train Blanc? Murder and mayhem await. November, 1935. With its velvet sofas and bone china teacups, the Train Blanc is a haven of 1930s luxury. But for Ruby and Fina, the trip holds some shocking surprises – not least that one of their fellow passengers is a murderer ... As the famous train steams through the cold Alpine night, the detective pair must work out which of the travellers is not what they seem. Could it be the friendly Swiss priest? The glamorous erotica author? The ‘artistic’ dilettante? Or even the grandmother with the hideous knitting? Ruby and Fina are at the top of their game in this witty, sophisticated tale, which weaves together politics, fashion, intrigue and romance in a mystery with more twists and turns than a train track through the Alps.

The Tiger in the Well A Sally Lockhart Mystery

UNLIKE MOST VICTORIAN women, Sally is completely independent, with her own successful business and a comfortable home for her young daughter, Harriet.

The Tiger in the Well  A Sally Lockhart Mystery

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524764973

Page: 432

View: 940

UNLIKE MOST VICTORIAN women, Sally is completely independent, with her own successful business and a comfortable home for her young daughter, Harriet. But Sally’s whole world is about to collapse. A stranger emerges, claiming to be both her husband and Harriet’s father and threatening all that she has.

Ruby Dove Box Set Books 1 3

The first three books in the Ruby Dove Mystery Series: The Mystery of Ruby’s Sugar, The Mystery of Ruby’s Port, and The Mystery of Ruby’s Smoke.

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The Tin Princess A Sally Lockhart Mystery

AFTER WITNESSING A mysterious explosion, three young Londoners—Becky, Jim, and Adelaide—journey to a tiny country high in the mountains of Central Europe in 1882.

The Tin Princess  A Sally Lockhart Mystery

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524764981

Page: 304

View: 897

AFTER WITNESSING A mysterious explosion, three young Londoners—Becky, Jim, and Adelaide—journey to a tiny country high in the mountains of Central Europe in 1882. They’re an unlikely trio to lead a country, but when Adelaide’s husband, the new king, is assassinated, she finds herself fighting for the crown—and for her very life.

Children s Literature Review

SOURCE : A review of The Ruby in the Smoke , in Publishers Weekly , Vol . 231 ,
No . 3 , January 23 , 1987 , p . 73 . Pullman ' s Victorian melodrama boasts a
sufficiency of mystery , murder and hair - breadth escapes involving a big cast of
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Children s Literature Review

Author: Michelle Lee

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787632274

Page: 300

View: 635

Presents literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.

Shadow in the North

The second book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition.

Shadow in the North

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781407191065

Page: 304

View: 933

The second book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition. Sally Lockhart is twenty-two, and running her own financial consultancy - a thoroughly modern woman in a world of pompous men - but she's about to be thrown headlong into a vicious web of murder, mystery and pure evil. When a client's lost investment appears suspicious, Sally investigates. Soon she is ensnared in a whirl of high-society danger and deceit, which can lead her in only one direction - to the terrifying secret of the Shadow in the North.