Updale, Eleanor. Montmorency and the Assassins.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

UPDALE, Eleanor. Montmorency and the assassins. Scholastic, Orchard Books. 416p. c2006. 0.439-68343-2. $16.99. JSA

In this third historical novel featuring thief-turned-gentleman/spy Montmorency, the story begins in 1898, with Montmorency and his friends Lord George Fox-Selwyn, Lord George's young nephew Frank, and Dr. Farcett investigating lost natural history specimens. Their inquiry leads them to dangerous Italian anarchists--and the game's afoot. They travel from London to Italy, Scotland, and eventually Patterson, NJ, where Montmorency meets up again with his pesky admirer Cissie, now the wife of an American millionaire, and Dr. Farcett discusses X-rays with Thomas Edison...

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