MONTMORENCY ON THE ROCKS by Eleanor Updale

MONTMORENCY ON THE ROCKS

Doctor, Aristocrat, Murderer?
Age Range: 14 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

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. In this second adventure, previous characters reappear in key roles as Lord Fox-Selwyn and Dr. Farcett join forces with Montmorency to find out who’s behind the bomb blasts in London, why babies are dying on a remote Scottish isle and who’s trying to kill boarding-house Vi. Red herrings dot the plot—Irish terrorists, a wicked priest and the mysterious Bag Man—while romance, self-recrimination and subterfuge add spice to the historical thriller. It’s Victorian melodrama at its best, with an ending that sets up an option for a third escapade. (Historical fiction. YA)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-439-60676-4
Page count: 368pp
Publisher: Orchard/Scholastic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2005




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