This is a whimsical middle-grade story involving mystery, theft, high society, and even murder, in which four friends attempt to find a missing jeweled moth. In this second book in the Sinclair Mystery series set in the Edwardian period, Sophie Taylor and Lilian Rose are teenagers working at Sinclair’s Department Store. They are approached by a young debutante who read about their earlier detective work and enlists their help recovering a missing item: a jeweled brooch in the shape of a moth. She fears anyone discovering the pin is missing—it was a gift from a gentleman—and hopes the girls can recover the item before her coming-out ball. But as the four friends follow the curious trail leading up to the brooch’s disappearance, they learn the criminal mastermind they crossed in Book 1 may be involved in a more sinister plot. Then the friends meet a girl from China Town who has a secret about the moonstone diamond set in the brooch’s center—it carries a curse!
Just released December 2016: "The Forgotten" volume 2 "Heir of the Heretic"
Reviewed and awarded the
2016 Indie Editor's Choice
by the Historical Novel Society.
Long listed for the Historical Novel Society 2017 Indie Award.
Goodreads profile at: https://www.goodreads.com/JElse