The Ruby in the Smoke

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Turtleback, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
In search of clues to the mystery of her father's death, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart ventures into the shadowy underworld of Victorian London. Pursued by villains at every turn, the intrepid Sally finally uncovers two dark mysteries -- and realizes that she herself is the key to both.

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User Review  - lisahistory - LibraryThing

A fun novel to read, but I never really got much idea of her character, and mixed up her two young men. Fun side characters and good settings, but the plot never really captured me. Read full review

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User Review  - trinker - LibraryThing

The Sally Lockhart Trilogy is wonderfully entertaining. My inner 12 year old loves them. Please don't judge these books by the horrible "romance" type covers. They are smart, funny and adventuresome. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich on October 19, 1946. He graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English. He taught at various Oxford middle schools and at Westminster College for eight years. He is the author of many acclaimed novels, plays, and picture books for readers of all ages. His first book, Count Karlstein, was published in 1982. His other books include: The Firework-Maker's Daughter; I Was a Rat!; Clockwork or All Wound Up; and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. He is also the author of the Sally Lockhart series and the His Dark Materials Trilogy. He is the author of The Book of Dust, volume 1. He has received numerous awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Award for Northern Lights (The Golden Compass), the Whitbread Book of the Year Award for The Amber Spyglass, the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature in 2002, and the Astrid Lindgren Award in 2005.

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