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As our determined and intelligent sleuth sets her mind to unraveling these dark mysteries, she learns how embroiled she is in the whole affair. As riveting and witty as the sensational "penny dreadfuls" of Victorian England (but thousands of times better written), Pullman's trilogy (including The Shadow in the North and The Tiger in the Well) will have readers on the edges of their seats. Ruby is an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. (Ages 12 and older) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Ruby in the Smoke is one of those books I've been meaning to read, but somehow, always missed. Philip Pullman, one of all time favourite authors, clearly has a huge following... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dan Thompson, Author
after reading other Pullman books - these Sally Lockhart stories are a bit disappointing.Published 5 months ago by Toodles
A good read, strong women character, the plot never drags. Kind of a combination of Dickens, Sherlock Holmes, and Nancy Drew. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Theresa May
I know Mr Pullman thinks he is superior to such writers as Tolkien, CS Lewis, Enid Blyton... who didn't need to use swearing... Read morePublished on November 21, 2013 by Fillyjonk
A gift for my niece who loved it - but I had read it previously and loved it too. An unforgettable story and never ages!Published on August 18, 2013 by L Kirby
Riveting, exciting and creative. My 10 yo loves it. Pullman is a great writer. This is complex enough to be a bit challenging, but light enough to be fun and engaging.Published on June 26, 2013 by mteague
I read the preview, and was intrigued by the plot, but wasn't sure it was enough to get through all the extra fluff he puts in there. Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by mpj7