Horatio Lyle

The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures, vol 1

Horatio Lyle, UK paperbackUK Publisher: Atom Books
Publication Date: September 2006
Format: Paperback
R.R.P. £6.99
More Info: www.littlebrown.co.uk


About the Book:

In Victorian London at the height of the industrial revolution, Horatio Lyle is a former Special Constable with a passion for science and invention. He’s also an occasional, but reluctant, sleuth. The truth is that he’d rather be in his lab tinkering with dangerous chemicals and odd machinery than running around the cobbled streets of London trying to track down stolen goods. But when Her Majesty’s Government calls, Horatio swaps his microscope for a magnifying glass, fills his pockets with things that explode and sallies forth to unravel a mystery of a singularly extraordinary nature.

Thrown together with a reformed (i.e. ‘caught’) pickpocket called Tess, and a rebellious (within reason) young gentleman called Thomas, Lyle and his faithful hound, Tate, find themselves pursuing an ancient Chinese plate, a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of polite society and a dangerous enemy who may not even be human. Solving the crime will be hard enough – surviving would be a bonus…

One Comment:

  1. Dear Catherine Webb

    I love the horatio Lyle series. It is brilliant
    Your characters are so lovable ( but my favourite is Teresa)
    Though I have a few problems for example, I don’t know if you noticed this in the first book you said Teresa had grey eyes but in the second book she had brown eyes. Also if you read the part in the first book with miss chaste she puts both her hands to her cheeks aghast but how can she do this if she is carrying a meat cleaver. Other than that I love love love this series. I can’t wait to read the rest when i can (I’ve only read the fist two, since they are hard to come by in South Africa)


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