The Sally Lockhart Mysteries Series

by Philip Pullman (Author)

Book Cover for the Sally Lockhart Mysteries Series
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Books in series: 4
Read in order: Yes
Next book: Finished
Tags: historical  mystery  crime  adventure  suspense 

Sally is sixteen and uncommonly pretty. Her knowledge of English literature, French, history, art and music is non-existent, but she has a thorough grounding in military tactics, can run a business, ride like a Cossack and shoot straight with a pistol.

When her dear father is drowned in suspicious circumstances in the South China Sea, Sally is left to fend for herself, an orphan and alone in the smoky fog of Victorian London. Though she doesn't know it, Sally is already in terrible danger. Soon the mystery and the danger will deepen but can Sally muster the bravery and wit required to survive?

A precursor to Y.S. Lee's Agency (Mary Quinn) series, Pullman's Sally Lockhart Mysteries is a thrilling historical quartet filled with mystery, suspense and intrigue.

Sally Lockhart Mysteries Series Books in Order

 Print series book list

1. The Ruby in the Smoke  (1985)
2. The Shadow in the North  (1986)
3. The Tiger in the Well  (1990)
4. The Tin Princess  (1994)