The Adventures of the New Cut Gang by Philip Pullman - review
Posted on: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Adventures of the New Cut Gang contains two stories: Thunderbolt's Waxwork and The Gas-Fitter's Ball.
The members of the New Cut Gang are Sharky Bob, Benny, Thunderbolt, Bridie and the Peretti twins (two girls who look like angels but have minds like demons!). It is set in Lambeth, South London in 1894, where two strange mysteries are taking place … but can the new cut gang solve them?
In Thunderbolt's Waxwork fake coins are being passed around and the gang has to track down who is responsible. In The Gas-Fitter's Ball ten thousand pounds worth of silver has been stolen and the gang have to find the culprit and return the silver to its owner.
I liked all the detecting and the excitement of the finding out. I thought I had guessed who did it but I was wrong! The endings of the two stories are very surprising and I enjoyed it when the New Cut Gang finally solved the mysteries. I thought this book was great. I would recommend it to people who like detective stories.