The city of Yorke is under attack and it's up to Rose Raventhorpe and Yorke's secret society of butlers to find the culprit! The third mystery in the Rose Raventhorpe Investigates series.
The Clockwork Sparrow meets Downton Abbey
The city of Yorke is in a panic. There's been a murder! Is an ancient ghost-hound called the Barghest on the loose?
Rose Raventhorpe, her friend Orpheus and the secret society of butlers search for clues in the dark, eerie skitterways, on the mist-covered moors, and atop the ancient walls of the city. Rose believes that the villain is human, and she's determined to prove it.
There's no sweeping this crime under the carpet...
About the Author
A former journalist, Janine Beacham has written all her life. She has always loved fairy tales and fantasy, and as a child would make up games for her friends to play at school. Janine once entered a competition where the prize was a real-life butler - which partly inspired the secret society of butlers in the Rose Raventhorpe Investigates series. Janine lives in Western Australia with her family.
This is an excellent addition to the popular genre of historical mysteries for children. Excellently plotted, with realistic and well-rounded characters. * Parents in Touch * Rose is an excellent detective, I loved the more prominent role Orpheus was able to play in this book, and the butlers were as magnificent as ever. [...] I'm very hopeful this won't be the last I see of Rose, Orpheus and the Silvercrest Hall butlers, as I think this series is super underrated, but if it is, this was an excellent conclusion. * Hounds and Hauntings * I love the evocative atmosphere and the quirky cast of characters. * Parents in Touch *
Series: Rose Raventhorpe Investi
For Ages: 8+ years old
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 11th January 2018
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 14.1 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1