The Golden Compass
- somewhat different form -
THE COMPULSIVELY READABLE SEQUEL TO THE RUBY IN THE SMOKE
'A dark blur filled the top of the photograph. It was about the size of a man, and about the right shape, but if it was a figure, it was so out of focus as to be unrecognizable.'
The young firm of 'Garland and Lockhart' is trying to make its way in the hurly-burly of Victorian Commerce. Sally Lockhart works as a financial consultant, and pity the Victorian gentlemen who thinks [sic] this is no job for a girl. Frederick Garland is a talented young photographer-cum-detective who, ably assisted by the resourceful Jim Taylor, will take on the most mysterious and unlikely cases...
'Garland and Lockhart' are on the way up; they might even be falling in love if they get the time... but now a shadow is falling across their lives. It is a shadow of villainy so monstrous that they will need great courage as well as their wits to face it...and even then they might succumb to the menace that lies behind The Shadow in the Plate.
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