Books by Eleanor Updale

JOHNNY SWANSON by Eleanor Updale
Released: March 8, 2011

"The writing is ripe for a theatrical production, but the Briticisms may trip up some American readers. (Historical mystery. 9-12)"
Take an old-fashioned British melodrama set in 1929, feature an 11-year-old boy whose sucker newspaper ads become the contrivance for a murder mystery, throw in a wide-spread TB panic and there's the plot. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"From the ominous cover of two men dueling to the madcap ending, Updale neatly ties up the drawstring on her bag of tricks, but hopefully not enough to preclude a fourth. (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
And three's a charm. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2005

"It's Victorian melodrama at its best, with an ending that sets up an option for a third escapade. (Historical fiction. YA)"
It's been five years since slimy thief Scarper gave up his life of crime to become his alter ego—charming gentleman Montmorency—full time. Read full book review >
MONTMORENCY by Eleanor Updale
Released: April 1, 2004

"Sequel slated for '05. (Historical fiction. YA)"
Merge the dark fetid sewers of London in 1875 with a newly released thief from a prison where he was a doctor's specimen for pioneering treatments of complex wounds and the stage is set for good ole Victorian crime, deceit, and intrigue. Read full book review >