A Very Unusual Pursuit


by Catherine Jinks (Author)

Book Cover for A Very Unusual Pursuit

   Book 1   
Pages: 330

If ever a chill entered her soul, or the hope suddenly drained from her heart, she knew a bogle was to blame.

Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along the vile river Thames. Or so it seems—until the orphans of London start to disappear . . .

Please Note: A Very Unusual Pursuit has been published in the United States under the title How to Catch a Bogle.

City of Orphans (Bogle) Series—Summary and Book Order


Series: City of Orphans (Bogle)
Reading level: 11+
Books in series: 3
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: historical  mystery  fantasy  magic  horror  adventure 

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Books in series order


1.   A Very Unusual Pursuit  (2013)
2.   A Very Peculiar Plague  (2013)
3.   A Very Singular Guild  (2014)