Today I am pleased to have been included on the Blog Tour for Justin Carroll’s book Hemlock Jones & the Angel of Death, which was published on 8th April 2016.
About the Book
Ten doors down from the home of a world famous ‘consulting detective’ lives twelve-year-old Hemlock Jones, and her recently arrived housemate and unwitting companion, Edward Whitlow. Hired to ‘demystify’ the mystery of a man’s murder by a terrifying angelic spectre, Hemlock and Edward’s investigations will lead them all over Victorian London, uncovering bizarre and deadly foes, figures from Hemlock’s hidden past, and a plot to take over the city… Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death is the first of the Hemlock Jones Chronicles, a series of detective adventures for children and adults, set in Victorian London.
When I was asked if I would like to be part of the blog tour and read the book I wasn’t too sure until I read the premise and as a massive Sherlock Holmes I felt that I would probably enjoy this book.
The book is aimed at young adults, and is a very good read for that age bracket, plus anyone older who loves a nice easy mystery book to read.
The story is set in Victorian Times and is a brilliant read and very well written, although as it is set in the Victorian era I’m not sure how realistic it would be with our main character being female and a child.
This book is a brilliant homage to the great detective that Hemlock lives down the road from and Sherlock himself couldn’t have done a better job at working through all the facts that she uncovers.
Overall I would recommend this to children 10 years and over, or for anyone who is a fan of Sherlock Holmes.
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About the Author
Ever since he stopped wanting to be a dinosaur, Justin Carroll wanted to be a writer. He graduated with a degree in English Literature and Language from King’s College, London in 2004 and now, in between writing and moonlighting in marketing for a multinational financial services company, he fritters away his time on all manner of geeky things. Shortlisted for several international short story competitions, Justin was a finalist in the 2010 British Fantasy Awards.