Gooseberry

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Octavius Guy and the Case of the Thieving Maharajah. The fourteen-year-old Victorian boy detective’s first big case. Based on characters from Wilkie Collins’s “The Moonstone”. More

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About Michael Gallagher

Michael Gallagher is the author of two series of novels set in Victorian times. “Send for Octavius Guy” chronicles the attempts of fourteen-year-old Gooseberry—reformed master pickpocket—to become a detective, aided and abetted by his ragtag bunch of friends. “The Involuntary Medium” follows the fortunes of young Lizzie Blaylock, a girl who can materialize the spirits of the dead, as she strives to come to terms with her unique gift.
For twenty-five years Michael taught adults with learning disabilities at Bede, a London-based charity that works with the local community. He now writes full time. Follow Octavius Guy @sendforOctavius. Author photo courtesy of Elaine Jeffs.

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Send For Octavius Guy
John Thomson’s images from “Street Life in London” (1876-77) courtesy of the London School of Economics Digital Library. Used under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 licence. Featuring John Harrison on violin with Robert Turizziani conducting the Wichita State University Chamber Players © John Harrison. Edited version used under a CC-BY-SA 1.0 Generic licence.

About the Series: Send for Octavius Guy
The fourteen-year-old Victorian boy detective's first big cases. Based on the character of Gooseberry (real name Octavius Guy) from Wilkie Collin's Victorian classic The Moonstone.

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Review by: Barbara Heckendorn on Nov. 30, 2014 :
This is a lovely cosy mystery which is set in the Victorian age. The main character who was himself once a pickpocket and now is working as a detective for a lawyer is draw back to work underground and is faced by his old nemeses as well as old friends. He has to solve a mystery which includes not only the underworld but also the upper-class as well the Queen and her husband. The spelling style is absolutely gorgeous because there are parts of street language as well as the proper English.
(4 1/2 stars)
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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