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Book One: The Pilfered Pouch
Set in 15th century England, Yorkshire Mysteries, Book One: The Pilfered Pouch tells the story of two girls who come from very different backgrounds.
Bess Cardwell is wealthy, blonde, petite, and quite unhappy. Her mother died when she was only three years old, and ever since her father re-married and had another daughter, she has felt out of place and thoroughly ignored.
Jasmine Bowles is a butcher's daughter, whose own mother died just one year ago. She is opposite to Bess in both appearance and circumstance, but is just as miserable.
When Jasmine accidentally knocks Bess down in the crowded streets of York, the two girls take an instant dislike to each other. Fate, however, will bring both girls together again as Jasmine witnesses the theft of Bess' pink pouch in the marketplace just one week later. She sees the thief who stole the pouch and a mysterious man in black who ran after the thief. The following day, Jasmine is shocked when her friend, Harry, reveals to her that he has found five pounds, a pink pouch, and a dead body in the blacksmith's stables!
The two girls will join forces to discover why Bess' pouch was stolen, how Harry is involved, and who is the menacing man in black? They will also find out, along the way, that friendship born from misunderstanding can sometimes be the most enduring of all.
For Young Adult Readers
- Publication Date:
- 0615634311 / 9780615634319
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical