It’s 1911, and the young detectives of TAYLOR & ROSE are turning their talents to ESPIONAGE.I followed Katherine Woodfine's series The Sinclair Mysteries where these characters were first introduced - chasing the Wiley Baron and trying to protect the department store in which they worked. Now with the Baron gone, they have become part detective part spy as they try to thwart the deeds of the society that he belonged to - the Franternis Draconm.
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...
The story was as well written as ever but I found it lacking a little. It doesn't have the same feeling as the Sinclair Mysteries, not that it should be considered a bad thing, but its hardly Taylor & Rose investigating if they are half a world a part of different cases. Also it had been a while since I had read the Midnight Peacock and I lost track of some of the characters, unable to remember how they had come into the story. Also the narration spent a lot of time from Anna's point of view, a new character in this book who is unlikely to appear again in the future.
I also didn't like that the book ended with a cliff hanger. Now, I don't mind some un-answered questions, that lead teasingly into another book but the end of Peril's in Paris you were left unsure of one of our heroines fates! I mean, its a tactful way to ensure sales of the next installment but it doesn't have leave me wondering how it might upset the younger age readers it is intended for.
I give it