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Hemlock Jones and the Angel of Death

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Ten doors down from the home of a world famous 'consulting detective' lives twelve-year-old Hemlock Jones, and her recently arrived housemate and unwitting companion, Edward Whitlow. Hired to 'demystify' the mystery of a man's murder by a terrifying angelic spectre, Hemlock and Edward's investigations will lead them all over Victorian London, uncovering bizarre and deadly ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published April 8th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hemlock Jones lives at 211B Baker Street with landlady Mrs. Figgins. Hemlock is a “demystifier“, she takes the mystery out of a problem and works to solve it. Edward Whitlow discovers Hemlock’s demystifying talents when he comes to lodge at the same house. When Hemlock takes on a case Edward becomes her unwitting side kick.

This is an absolutely brilliant read. References are made to the other more well-known “Consulting Detective” and the Doctor just down the road, (I dare not mention their name
Caroline Vincent
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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When people want a mystery solved and the famous Sherlock Holmes is not available, they come to 211B Baker Street to demystifier Hemlock Jones!

| Introduction |

Hemlock Jones Chronicles #1

The book starts with Professor Bantham and his wife, dining out in a restaurant. Little do they know that their convivial evening will end dramatically with the Professor’s death at the hands of a dark winged creature. Soon, everyone calls the mysterious appearance the ‘Angel of Death.’ Twelve-year-old Edward Wh
Donna Maguire

As soon as I read the blurb for this book I was intrigued and couldn't wait to get started as soon as I got my hands on a copy.

The story is brilliant it is so well written that I didn't want to stop reading it or put it down. The book is aimed at children and adults alike and I am sure that both will be massive fans of the story. It is easily one I will read for a second or third time and that is very unusual for me.

Everything about the book worked for me
Karen Cole
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Having read all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales, I was immediately intrigued by the idea of his young neighbour solving crimes of her own and my 9 year old daughter and fellow bibliophile agreed so I read it to her over a number of nights. Just as Holmes has Watson so Hemlock has Edward Whitlow and it is he who narrates this tremendously fun steampunk novel. Hemlock herself is a fabulous character, bearing some of her fellow resident of Baker Street's characteristics; she is fi ...more
Felicity Terry
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A twelve year old girl demystifier?

Hmm, you may well be sceptical but as Hemlock herself informs us ..

What these adults don't understand is that children like us can get in almost anywhere ...

I love good strong female leads and Hemlock Jones is no exception. Determined, resourceful if a little opinionated and haughty. A great rival to Sherlock himself, altogether I thought her both a wonderful character and role model. Edward, her side-kick, the Watson to her Holmes, a somewhat reluctant partne
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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For those trying to get through the hiatus between seasons of BBC Sherlock, give Hemlock Jones a whirl! Sharp minded demystifier, Hemlock Jones and her new consulting associate, Edward Whitlow, embark on a journey to solve a series of mysterious murders. A fantastic young adult book which adults will also enjoy! With a smattering of steampunk and the a call back to some of the famous historical icons, the Victorian London setting is picture perfect. The writing is the perfect balance of detailed ...more
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Have you ever wanted to live in Victorian London? This book is your gateway to fulfilling that mission. Phenomenal prose.
Susan Corcoran
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Firstly many thanks to the author Justin Carroll and blog tour organiser Anne Cater for the ARC of Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death in return for an honest review.
There is so much to love about this YA thriller/fantasy mix, it is fun to read, has great characters and best of all, is likely to be only the start of a series of books based around Hemlock Jones and her sidekick Edward Whitlow.
When reading as a child, I wanted to lose myself in a dam good adventure and that is exactly what this boo
Simon Leonard
When I was asked if I would like to be part of the blog tour and read the book I wasn’t too sure until I read the premise and as a massive Sherlock Holmes I felt that I would probably enjoy this book.

The book is aimed at young adults, and is a very good read for that age bracket, plus anyone older who loves a nice easy mystery book to read.

The story is set in Victorian Times and is a brilliant read and very well written, although as it is set in the Victorian era I’m not sure how realistic it wo
Thorn Osgood
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hemlock Jones and the Angel of Death by Justin Carroll is a delightful read for not only young adults but everyone. Carroll has blended several classic themes into a fresh page-turning storyline for two precocious children.

Hemlock Jones leads us through the streets of London, described by her newly unwitting accomplice, Edward Whitlock. Both are boarding with Mrs Figgins on Baker Street and are present three weeks before school starts. Hemlock has made it known to Edward, and apparently others,
E.M. McIntyre
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Imaginative, delightful, and clever. I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this fast paced mystery. The dialogue between Hemlock and Edward was entertaining to say the least, though at times, I had a hard time believing they were only 12 (ish). Regardless, this is a well written and thought out story. Thumbs up!
Chris Africa
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When I was 12, I snuggled under the covers late at night reading all the mysteries I could get my hands on. The best, it seems, were written for adults, featuring adult protagonists. Now that I am an adult myself, I seem to have reverted to reading teen and YA mysteries.

Hemlock Jones and the Angel of Death by Justin Carroll is one such novel. It is the story of a brilliant 12-year-old girl, Hemlock Jones, who lives near Sherlock Holmes and sometimes steals his cases. She solves them with the he
George Yaiff
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This genre is not my favourite, but I loved this book. Skilfully written
Ben Best
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fabulous a Victorian steam punk romp.
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish there had been books like this when I was a kid. Hemlock Jones would've kicked Nancy Drew to the curb.
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a enjoyable read

This books title grabbed my attention well the angel of death part anyway. I did enjoy this book but I could not get past comparing it to shear lock Holmes perhaps this is why hemlock jones can not stand him! I think that that young adults would enjoy this book this includes 40 year olds.
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Justin Carroll graduated with a degree in English Literature and Language from King’s College, London in 2004.

In between writing and moonlighting in marketing, he fritters away his time doing all sorts of geeky things.

Shortlisted for several short story competitions, Justin was a finalist in the 2010 British Fantasy Awards.

HEMLOCK JONES & THE ANGEL OF DEATH is his second published novel, availa

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