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Montmorency and the Assassins

by Eleanor Updale

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It was really sad when people died in there, like Maggie and George. But overall, this book was really enjoyable. ( )
  Zhen.Li | Apr 23, 2013 |
The first book was excellent; the follow ups interesting, but not as good as the first one. I think the problem is that we have gotten to know Montmorency a bit too well. When he was more conflicted in terms of whether he wanted to be Scarper or Montmorency, he was interesting. Now he seems less so, though I am enjoying getting to know George Fox-Selwyn's family. The book does have a number of shocking revelations for those who have followed the series. I was thoroughly surprised by them (I keep thinking that a YA novel would be "softer" in its treatment of crime, sex, death, etc.--more fool me). Anyway, my naivete regarding the YA novel in general has allowed me to be surprised by this series, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. ( )
  Denise701 | Jun 24, 2012 |
The American parts were interesting - mildly - the spy bits were largely stupid (_how_ long have they been doing this?), the characters and relationships were rather sketchy. Again, a bad place to stop - setting up for a sequel a little too obviously. Each book gets more bloody, more depressing, and less interesting - I may or may not look at the next one if I come across it, I won't seek it out. ( )
  jjmcgaffey | Jun 26, 2008 |
Characters worn thin.

This franchise is done, I think.

Won’t look for the fourth. ( )
  librarianlk | Oct 30, 2007 |
Boy this was a good read. This is the third book in the series and I've read all of them. Quite a story taking place in both London and in America. Thomas Edison even makes an appearance. The book is set in the Victorian period. Anyway, this is a young adult novel, but anyone who likes mysteries will enjoy this tale. ( )
  paclreference | Oct 17, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439683440, Paperback)

Montmorency, the man who leads a double life as both a criminal and a gentleman, is back for his most thrilling adventure yet in the next installment of this spellbinding series.



As the nineteenth century draws to a close, war is in the air, and influenza is sweeping the globe. After twenty years as a gentleman, Montmorency is glad to be free of Scarper, his wretched alter ego. However, when Montmorency's young friend Frank finds himself caught in the middle of a murderous political plot, Montmorency may have no choice but to call upon none other than Scarper for help.
Follow Montmorency, Fox-Selwyn, Dr. Farcett, and a whole new generation of characters on their travels from London to Scotland, Italy, and America.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:37:08 -0400)

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After twenty years as a gentleman, Montmorency is glad to be free of Scarper, his wretched alter-ego, but when a young friend is caught in the middle of a murderous political plot, Montmorency may have no choice but to call upon Scarper for help.

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