Wild Boy and the Black Terror (Hardcover)

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Wild Boy and the Black Terror (Hardcover)


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From London’s vilest slums to its grandest palaces, Wild Boy and Clarissa hunt a murderous poisoner in hope of proving themselves to a skeptical society.

London, 1842. Wild Boy, master detective and former freak-show performer, and Clarissa, circus acrobat and troublemaker, are the secret last hope of a city beset by horror. A poisoner stalks the streets, leaving victims mad with terror—and then dead. Can the Black Terror be traced to a demon called Malphas? With their partnership threatened by rules and regulations, can Wild Boy and Clarissa uncover a cure in time to save the queen and the city?
Rob Lloyd Jones is the author of Wild Boy and more than thirty other books, primarily historical nonfiction and adaptations of classic literature. He writes for television and is a senior editor at Usborne. Rob Lloyd Jones lives in London.
Product Details ISBN: 9780763662530
ISBN-10: 0763662534
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Pages: 336
Language: English
It's a thrilling, gory, head-rushing adventure.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

More than just a whodunnit, Wild Boy & the Black Terror explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and alienation.... This book is a recommended purchase where the first book was popular.

The enticing pace, appealingly macabre locations, and steampunk-tinged Dickensian atmosphere is engrossing ... Kids who liked Christopher Edge’s penny-dreadful-style Twelve Minutes to Midnight (2012) will likely love this, too.

This historical adventure is a fast-paced and exciting read.
—School Library Journal