The Sinclair's Mysteries #1: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow

by Katherine Woodfine (author) (UK edition)

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Shopping plus crime: what could be more perfect? Bonbons, perfumes and sinister secrets! Sinclair’s grand department store is the place to come for feathered hats, velvet gloves and ornate biscuit boxes. Oh yes – and dastardly deeds! Step onto the sumptuous shop floor, filled with sparkly jewels and rare luxuries, to witness London’s most sensational crime. Gasp at the daring theft of the priceless Clockwork Sparrow. Tremble as fearsome villains hatch their wicked plans. And cheer as our bold heroines – Miss Sophie Taylor and Miss Lilian Rose – crack codes, devour iced buns and vow to catch the crooks!

  • A sparkling Victorian mystery with two unforgettable heroines
  • Fabulously sumptuous setting based on London’s Selfridges store
  • Perfect for fans of Murder Most Unladylike and Chris Riddell’s Ottoline
  • Nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize

“A wonderful book, with a glorious heroine and a true spirit of adventure.” Katherine Rundell, author of ‘Rooftoppers’

Product Details


The Sinclair's Mysteries (book 1)






Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

June 4th, 2015

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.6; Middle years; 11.0 points

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  • 336 pages


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  1. Mahdi
    on 4 April 2017

    Clockwork Sparrow

    An amazing book! I would recommend it to anyone with a taste of mystery, suspense and drama.

    5out of 5

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