Book Review: Peril in Paris – Katherine Woodfine

Author(s): Katherine Woodfine
Publisher: Egmont
Publication date: Out now


It’s 1911, and the young detectives of TAYLOR & ROSE are turning their talents to ESPIONAGE.

On a case for the mysterious SECRET SERVICE BUREAU, the daring MISS SOPHIE TAYLOR and MISS LILIAN ROSE must leave London for the boulevards and grand hotels of Paris.

But DANGER lurks beneath the bright lights of the city – and INTRIGUE and MURDER lie in store. As aeroplanes soar in the skies overhead, our heroines will need to put all their spy skills to the test to face the PERIL that awaits them…

Taken from Peril in Paris


It is 1911. On the outside, Sophie Taylor and Lilian Rose look like your typical Georgian women. Yet they are anything but ordinary. They are the proprietors of Taylor & Rose Detective Agency and agents for the Secret Service Bureau. Their job is to go undercover and seek out what others are desperate to hide.

The world is changing. In Arnovia, the country under threat from their neighbours. The heirs to the throne, Prince Alex and Princess Anna, know that their grandfather, the King, is worried. However, when Alex and Anna are appointed a new governess, Anna is distracted. Something just doesn’t seem right about Miss Carter, who less than strict in the schoolroom.

Meanwhile, in Paris, a man lays dead. Allegedly murdered in a burglary gone wrong. The Secret Service Bureau are not convinced this is the case, and so, Sophie is sent undercover to investigate.

Peril in Paris is a wonderful, heart-stopping adventure. Full of strong, intelligent and wildly adventurous female characters who are prepared to face their fears in order to protect their country and see justice done.

A superbly manifested plot, perfect for youngsters with a thirst for mystery and adventure. Ideal for confident readers and for fans of Katherine Woodfine’s The Sinclair’s Mysteries.

Many thanks to Egmont for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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