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"A tale of twin apprentices and foul murder set in the wintry alleys of old London" (Guardian)
A tale of murder on the streets of old London, from acclaimed children's writer Leon Garfield.
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Spooky but a bit peculiar
7 August 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a melodrama with a brooding and menacing atmosphere. Peter and Paul are adversarial twins, who each have a ship in a bottle. Every event in the story seems like an omen or sign, including the condition of these ships and the handmarks of ghost apprentices in the key shop where Peter works. He wants to go to sea and makes money by leaving the key to the alley outside at night, where other people can use it to go out for entertainment. Peter doesn’t recognize the danger that he’s in when he meets Lord Marriner of Bow Street and his wife. His perilous situation is resolved by his brother’s unexpected help and a surprising twist in the plot. Not completely successful, but eerie.