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That's until Jack is taken on as the assistant of famous detective Ignatius Doyle. Jack's barely started his training when Ignatius is offered a new case: Scarlet Bell's father has disappeared and the reason could be part of a plot that threatens the future of the entire world.
The Firebird Mystery has all the hallmarks of classic Steampunk fiction. Gadgets and inventions abound (both steam-powered and otherwise), while twentieth-century history is given an interesting twist. It's an action-packed adventure, full of mad escapades, daring escapes, and inspired feats of deduction.
This is a fun page-turner, and with Darrell Pitt having signed an unprecedented eight-book deal with Text Publishing, Jack Mason is a character I look forward to seeing more of.
Title: The Firebird Mystery (A Jack Mason Adventure)
Author: Darrell Pitt
Publisher: Text Publishing, $16.99 RRP
Publication Date: March 2014
For ages: 13+
Type: Young Adult Fiction