The Secret of the Crocodiles by Karen Wallace
(Lady Violet's Casebook series)

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Lady Violet Winters is resourceful, independent, and fearless. Her father's American ward, Garth, is her trusty companion and together they are constantly on the lookout for adventure, finding social conventions restrictive. Visiting Egypt with Violet's parents in the spring, they are soon drawn into intrigue. Arriving in Cairo, they visit the bazaar, packed with richly woven cloth, mounds of spices, and endless antique jewelry. Together, Violet and Garth witness a fellow steamer passenger in deep conversation with a trader and immediately suspect him of plotting. Later, they see him crocodile-hunting, as they sail down the Nile. When Violet accidentally falls into a tomb, she discovers him overseeing the theft of ancient treasures and making plans to smuggle it back to England. But try as she and Garth might, they can't work out where he's hidden the treasure. That is until a woman leads them to an exciting discovery and the secret of the crocodiles.
 

About Karen Wallace

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Karen Wallace is the author of over 70 books for children, including the award-winning non-fiction title Think of an Eel and Raspberries on the Yangtze.
 
Published September 1, 2007 by Simon & Schuster UK. 208 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Edwardian teen Lady Violet Winters finds herself, her parents and their American ward, Garth, on a steamship bound to Egypt for Christmas—and adventure.

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