Scholastic Paperbacks, 9780439580366, 240pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2005
A gripping tale of adventure set in Victorian London. Montmorency is a thief leading a double life -- of a distinguished gentleman & his servant. Perfect for lovers of Sherlock Holmes & RL Stevenson.
When a petty thief falls through a glass roof while fleeing from the police, it should have been the death of him. Instead, it marks the beginning of a whole new life. Soon he has become the most successful -- and elusive -- burglar in Victorian London, plotting daring raids and using London's new sewer system to escape. He adopts a dual existence to fit his new lifestyle, taking on the roles of a respectable, wealthy gentleman named Montmorency and his corrupt servant, Scarper.