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1852. With the business of the Moonstone diamond finally laid to rest, Mr Franklin Blake and his wife Rachel are now happily married, living in London, and blessed with a healthy baby daughter named Julia. Mr Blake has taken his late father’s seat in Parliament, and his party’s fortunes are on the rise—in fact they are about to overthrow the coalition government of the day ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published November 6th 2017 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing (first published November 21st 2014)
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Suzy
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this ebook through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers and I'm so glad because I absolutely loved it! The characters, derived from Wilkie Collins classic The Moonstone, really came to life for me, as did the Victorian Era during which the book is set. Octavius Guy, aka Gooseberry, is an especially interesting character. Taken under the wing of a wealthy and successful lawyer, Gooseberry proves his worth with his intelligence and intuitive detecting skills. Havi ...more
Chris
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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So good! I am a huge fan of Michael Gallagher and this book is Michael at the top of his game. He takes the characters from the classic book "The Moonstone" and turns them loose in a brand new mystery. Well written, well plotted, the characters and the settings are wonderful. When you read a book by Michael Gallagher be prepared for a total immersion-every bit of scene setting, speech, character and historical detail is perfect.

The story is that Gooseberry, real name Octavius & former pickp
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Irene Adam
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as an ebook free from the author through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. The business of the Moonstone diamond continues with many of the same characters from the Wilkie Collins novel The Moonstone. This was a very interesting scenario. Gooseberry, a former slippery and swift pickpocket, has been taken in by a lawyer and has become his office boy and amateur detective. He helped solve the mystery of the Moonstone diamond in the past. He is now 14 years old and ...more
Ameise1
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a lovely cosy mystery which is set in the Victorian age. The main character who was himself once a pickpocket and now is working as a detective for a lawyer is draw back to work underground and is faced by his old nemeses as well as old friends. He has to solve a mystery which includes not only the underworld but also the upper-class as well the Queen and her husband. The spelling style is absolutely gorgeous because there are parts of street language as well as the proper English.
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Wanda
Feb 28, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
28 FEB 2015 - based on characters from The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. How can I not want to read this one? Barnes & Noble is offering this for a song, too! Yeah me!
Laura Reading
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this as an ecopy so did not get to fully appreciate the beautiful cover.
Connect with the author on his social pages to see it and other images that will be even more interesting as you read this book.

Gooseberry will appeal to all ages, from those who listen to it being read, perhaps age 8 and up, to readers of classic literature and mysteries. It has been a while since I read about the Moonstone, but knowing just a few basics is all you need to appreciate this story. Those basics are prov
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Michael Gallagher is the author of two series of novels set in Victorian times. Send for Octavius Guy chronicles the attempts of fourteen-year-old Gooseberry—reformed master pickpocket—to become a detective, aided and abetted by his ragtag bunch of friends. The Involuntary Medium follows the fortunes of young Lizzie Blaylock, a girl who can materialize the spirits of the dead, as she strives to co ...more