A Sally Lockhart Mystery #3: The Tiger in the Well

In a respectable tea shop in London, a girl with a pistol is holding off three men. Sally Lockhart is fighting for her child – a child who is suddenly not hers any more. Sally is unmarried, but she receives divorce papers from a man she has never even met. Who is this evil stranger? His trap is so well-laid that she cannot disprove his lies. Now he has been given custody of her precious daughter. Sally doesn’t know who her foe is, or why he wants to destroy her. But she’s ready to fight to the death… Blood-and-thunder Victorian (with just a touch of steampunk) bliss by a genius we’d sell our souls to write like. This girl rides like a Cossack and shoots like a demon. Our kind of heroine, then.

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    Philip Pullman

    Philip Pullman is probably the world’s most acclaimed living children’s author, best known for the trilogy of books known as His Dark Materials.

    Awards

    Philip won the Nestle Smarties award for both Clockwork and The Firework Maker’s Daughter. Northern Lights was published in hardback in July 1995. That year, it won the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and was Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards.

    The Amber Spyglass won WHSmith Children’s Book of the Year 2000 at the British Book Awards, was Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal and was longlisted for The Booker Prize 2001. Philip Pullman was voted Whitaker Author of the Year by the Booksellers Association. The Amber Spyglass went on to win both Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year and Whitbread Book of the Year 2001 and in doing so became the first children’s book to win the main prize in the award’s history.

    Philip has also been recognised with two major awards for his contribution to literature: the Eleanor Farjeon award in 2002, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize in 2005.

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