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Stewart, Paul.
New York : David Fickling Books, 2008
IL 3-6, RL 6.8
ISBN 0385751257
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Barnaby Grimes is a “tick-tock” lad, a speedy messenger who “highstacks” his way across the rooftops of London, leaping from chimney to chimney, roof to roof. One night, in the full of the moon, Barnaby runs afoul of a vicious wolf-like creature, and barely escapes with his life, dispatching the creature with his sharp wits and amazing agility.   Shortly afterwards, his sickly friend Old Benjamin, a retired coach driver, mysteriously disappears. Barnaby discovers a message by his chair, reminding him of a missed appointment with a Doctor Theopholus Cadwallader… a Hartley Square physician who is rumored to have developed a miraculous tonic. Barnaby pays a visit to the good doctor, offering his services as a superior messenger, who can deliver notes to patients before it is too late. What ensues is very mysterious indeed… What is this sinister doctor all about, and what is his connection with a fashionable fur salon?
Don’t miss this shivery, atmospheric tale, the first in the Barnaby Grimes series, created by the inimitable team responsible for the Edge Chronicles, and decorated throughout by Riddell’s fabulous signature line drawings.   (New Hampshire Great Stone Face nominee, 2009-2010)
SUBJECTS:     Messengers -- Fiction.
                        Patent medicines -- Fiction.
                        Physicians -- Fiction.
                        Werewolves -- Fiction.
                        London (England) -- History -- 1800-1950 -- Fiction.
                        Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.

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