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The Blackthorn Key

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands (Penguin, 2015) A fast-moving middle-grade adventure. Christopher, an apprentice apothecary in 17th Century London, must decode various clues left to him to stay alive and solve the murder of his master. Sands succeeds in balancing historical veracity with a modern style and relatable protagonist.