The Extraordinary & Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle

The Extraordinary & Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle: Number 1 in series

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 07/09/2006
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Synopsis

In Victorian London at the height of the industrial revolution, Horatio Lyle is a former Special Constable with a passion for science and invention. He's also an occasional, but reluctant, sleuth. The truth is that he'd rather be in his lab tinkering with dangerous chemicals and odd machinery than running around the cobbled streets of London trying to track down stolen goods. But when Her Majesty's Government calls, Horatio swaps his microscope for a magnifying glass, fills his pockets with things that explode and sallies forth to unravel a mystery of a singularly extraordinary nature.

Thrown together with a reformed (i.e. 'caught') pickpocket called Tess, and a rebellious (within reason) young gentleman called Thomas, Lyle and his faithful hound, Tate, find themselves pursuing an ancient Chinese plate, a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of polite society and a dangerous enemy who may not even be human. Solving the crime will be hard enough - surviving would be a bonus...

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781904233619
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 219g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 26 mm

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The Extraordinary & Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle
The Extraordinary & Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle
I'm not sure there are words for how much I love this book, and indeed the whole series. - Webb's style of writing is something great, few books have such ... READ MORE
Emily
The Extraordinary & Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle
The Extraordinary & Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle
Absolutely fantastic book! As a 20 something looking for a light read while travelling around europe i found this book in a random bookstore in frankfurt t... READ MORE
Claire Donovan
The Extraordinary & Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle
The Extraordinary & Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle
This is a really gripping light read. It is easy to get into the story and become familiar with the humerous characters, it's very difficult to put down. A... READ MORE
Elisabeth Abberley