The Case of the Missing Moonstone (Wollstonecraft Detective Agency #1)
|Series:||The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency|
When Mary Godwin and Lady Ada Byron first meet, they don't exactly hit it off. But with crime on the rise, the unlikely pair form a detective agency to hunt down clever criminals on the streets of London. Their first case involves a stolen necklace, a false confession, and lots of suspicious suspects - but these are no match for Ada and Mary. Filled with daring balloon chases, vile villains and two unforgettable heroines, The Case of the Missing Moonstone is the first in a thrilling new series; perfect for all aspiring sleuths.
History meets mystery in this fantastic new series! Debut author Jordan Stratford imagines an alternate 1826, where Ada Lovelace (the world's first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency!
"An enjoyable plot borrowed from Wilkie Collins - not to mention resourceful heroines and fun writing" The Wall Street Journal "The telling is sprightly and vaguely reminiscent of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase" Financial Times "Skilled illustrations and comical narration and dialogue will charm readers thoroughly" Publisher's Weekly "Smart and clever girls will enjoy this refreshing mystery and the start to what's sure to be an intriguing series" Kids Reads "Equal parts laughs and adventure, this lively mystery will keep you guessing till the end!" Discovery Girls
Jordan Stratford has been pronounced clinically dead, and was briefly (mistakenly) wanted by INTERPOL for international industrial espionage. He is an ordained priest, has won numerous sword fights, jaywalked the streets of Paris, San Francisco, and Sao Paulo, and was once shot by a stray rubber bullet in a London riot. He lives on a tiny windswept Pacific island populated predominantly by realtors and carnivorous gulls.