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Big Bona Ogles, Boy! (Send for Octavius Guy, #3)

4.73  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Christmas is coming, and yet surely Mr Crabbit—yes, he who rules over the petty cash at Mr Bruff’s law practice—cannot be so distracted by its approach that he fails to berate Gooseberry for presenting him with a water-stained receipt. Something is clearly amiss, and the Victorian boy detective vows to find out what.

Join Octavius and his ragtag bunch of friends on their th
Paperback, 326 pages
Published November 6th 2017 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing
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Liz Stevens
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I totally loved this book. I love Michael Gallagher's style.
I love reading about Octavius's exploits, his ways of thinking and how a young lad can solve these crimes.
an excellent read
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another wonderful mystery featuring Octavius Guy, aka Gooseberry, as he and his detective-assistant-in-training, George Crumb, work to solve a series of murders involving a psychic medium in 19th-century London. When Octavius notes some very unusual behaviour from Mr. Crabbit, the man in charge of reimbursing him for small expenses he incurs through his investigative work for Mr. Bruff, the lawyer that both are employef by, he decides it's a mystery to be solved, and a perfect opportunity to fur ...more
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this ebook as a generous gift from the author with no strings attached or expectations. This review is given freely and completely voluntarily. All thoughts and words are my own.

I loved this book!

This is the third book in the series. While it is helpful to have read the previous books in the series, I feel that it could easily stand alone. I read the previous book in the series and thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

Octavius (aka Octopus) is incredibly likeable and Bertha c
Laura Reading
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fascinating and enticing 5 star read from Michael Gallagher featuring Octavius Guy.
When I read a book by Michael Gallagher I am transported back in time to a Dickensian era.
The language is perfect for an intriguing murder mystery.
Octavius may not be smarter than the average fifteen year old but he most definitely is more observant and gives far more thought to what he observes. Being a chief investigator, he feels it is time he takes on an apprentice. George shows promise. At times, mor
Irene Adam
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an early review e-copy of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. There is a murder during the séance that Octavius and George are attending as they follow the activities of Mrs. Crabbit. Octavius is the chief investigator and George is his assistant but at times Octavius seems to think George is getting a little too big for his britches and there seems to be something strange going on with George. This is a wonderful Dickensian era murder mystery. The ragtag ...more
Bethany Swafford
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Octavius is at again! With a less than enthusiastic assistant of George at his side, my favorite Victorian boy investigator sets off to solve a new mystery. Discovering what is behind Mr. Crabbit's distraction leads them straight to a murder.

Words cannot describe just how much I enjoy Octavius. He is confident (perhaps too much so) and he is not about to let anything slow him down. I think my favorite part is the interaction between him and George. His friend has his own life and isn't in a hurr
Liliyana Shadowlyn
I absolutely LOVE this book. I will have to read the others in the series. Octavius is a lovable detective with a fun sidekick in George. From exposing mediums to investigating murder and the veracity of an old man's will, you will eagerly go on adventures with this amazing duo.
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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First off, I'd like to apologize to Mr. Gallagher for taking so long to read and review this book. But assuming that this will be the last of the Adventures of Octavius & Co, I wanted to wait until I was really ready for the story. And then once I started I tried to eke it out for as long as possible. Oh, how I love these books and these people!

Like the first two, this is a cracking good story. Octavius and George are on the case to both help a Spiritualist Medium and help Mrs. Crabbit. How
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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