Secret of the Crocodiles (Lady Violet's Casebook Series #2)

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Lady Violet Winters is resourceful, independent, and fearless. Her father's American ward, Garth, is her trusty companion and together they are constantly on the lookout for adventure, finding social conventions restrictive. Visiting Egypt with Violet's parents in the spring, they are soon drawn into intrigue. Arriving in Cairo, they visit the bazaar, packed with richly woven cloth, mounds of spices, and endless antique jewelry. Together, Violet and Garth witness a fellow steamer passenger in deep conversation ...

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2007 Paperback New 0689874839. New paperback with no remainder mark. Page edges lightly tanned. Professional service from a Main Street bookstore.; Lady Violet's Casebook ... series; 7.64 X 5.12 X 0.71 inches; 208 pages. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Lady Violet Winters is resourceful, independent, and fearless. Her father's American ward, Garth, is her trusty companion and together they are constantly on the lookout for adventure, finding social conventions restrictive. Visiting Egypt with Violet's parents in the spring, they are soon drawn into intrigue. Arriving in Cairo, they visit the bazaar, packed with richly woven cloth, mounds of spices, and endless antique jewelry. Together, Violet and Garth witness a fellow steamer passenger in deep conversation with a trader and immediately suspect him of plotting. Later, they see him crocodile-hunting, as they sail down the Nile. When Violet accidentally falls into a tomb, she discovers him overseeing the theft of ancient treasures and making plans to smuggle it back to England. But try as she and Garth might, they can't work out where he's hidden the treasure. That is until a woman leads them to an exciting discovery and the secret of the crocodiles.

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"Wallace’s descriptions . . . put the reader deep into the historical setting."  —Kirkus Reviews
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Edwardian teen Lady Violet Winters finds herself, her parents and their American ward, Garth, on a steamship bound to Egypt for Christmas-and adventure. Violet's governess, Amelie Poisson (whom Violet calls "dear codfish"), and her pet monkey join the entire family as they become involved in tracking down smugglers, tomb raiders and yes, crocodiles. Nicholas Etherington, a young businessman, and Lord Percy, Violet's father, seem to have mysterious insights into the perilous situations developing on the trip. The teens, parents and Egyptians aid in the pursuit of the evil Count Kapolski, who poses as a biggame hunter but clearly has more sinister aims in mind. Wallace's descriptions of pyramids, the streets of Cairo, Shepheard's Hotel and a river trip on the Nile in a dehabiyah put the reader deep into the historical setting. Two other installments of the British import Lady Violet's Casebook series are also out: The Man with Tiger Eyes (9781416900993) and Diamond Takers (9781416901006). Look out, fans of Indiana Jones and future Elizabeth Peters readers: There's a croc on the loose-actually, ten of them! (Mystery. 1014)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689874833
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Lady Violet's Casebook series , #2
  • Pages: 208
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Wallace is the author of over 70 books for children, including the award-winning non-fiction title Think of an Eel and Raspberries on the Yangtze.

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