She had suddenly realized something about people like this -- whether they were businessmen, policemen, civil servants, hotel proprietors, landlords, or what: it was that they didn't mean what they said. What they seemed to be doing -- catching criminals, buying and selling, banking, administering, making things -- wasn't the real business of their lives at all. It was a cover. The real, secret business of their lives lay in keeping power for people like themselves."
QOTD: Who would you want to solve a mystery with? 🧐
This is book two in the Sally Lockhart series! I'm reading these with the ever lovely @meetmeatthelamppost_
! Set in Victorian England, they follow Sally as she solves mysterious cases of murder, theft, and secret identities with friends Fred, Jim, and her dog Chaka! It's my first go through and I'm definitely recommending them so far. While the pacing is a little slow at parts, I really do think the writing and cleverness of Pullman's craft makes up for it. And this one totally won me over to the whole series!
I finished this one yesterday (sorry Janean 😂) because the second half just was so exciting! I'm really enjoying trying out another series by my beloved Philip Pullman. After falling in forever love with His Dark Materials, I was wary to start another series that he'd written. While Sally isn't Lyra and this England isn't daemonic Oxford, I still am heartily enjoying these mysteries!
To answer my own question, NOT SHERLOCK 😂 I love watching/reading about his work, but he'd annoy me too much. I'd take Sally, the Mystery Machine gang, or Beka Cooper over him any day 😂
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