(From the publisher):
The year is 1715, and all of London is captivated by the latest string of gruesome murders; fifteen-year-old Tom Marlowe is no different. People don’t usually get killed by arrows shot from rooftops, and these victims are always found with a "Death and Arrow" card. When Tom’s good friend, a young pickpocket, is also murdered, Tom’s passing interest becomes personal: Why would someone want to kill Will? He was a thief to be sure, but he never hurt anyone.
To avenge Will, Tom sets out with Dr. Harker, a family friend and retired adventurer, to discover who is behind these seemingly random and unsolvable crimes. Unbeknownst to them, they’re caught up in a dangerous web of murder, deception, and greed that had begun years before in the American colonies. With any luck, they’ll find out who is behind the killings before the killers find them….
Original title: Death and the Arrow
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Mystery
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ England
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical