Bucket’s List
by Gary Blackwood

1853. When the body of a prostitute is found in Hyde Park, veteran sleuth Charley Field is disinclined to believe the official verdict of suicide. Convinced the woman was murdered, he determines to track down the mysterious client who visited her the day she died. But there is more to this murder than even Charley could have imagined.


Blackwood turns from juvenile fiction to a new series starring a Victorian sleuth as good-hearted as he is shrewd.

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Gary Blackwood

Gary Blackwood was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He sold his first story when he was nineteen. In 1998, he published The Shakespeare Stealer, a historical fiction novel about an orphan, Widge, who is sent to steal Hamlet from William Shakespeare and The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. After it won the 1999 ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Blackwood published two sequels, Shakespeare’s Scribe (2000) and Shakespeare’s Spy (2003). Since then, he has continued writing historical fiction, such as Around the World in 100 Days (2010), which the Smithsonian named a 2010 Notable Book for Children and Kirkus Book Reviews one of 2010’s Best Books for Teens. In 2017, he branched out into adult fiction with a Victorian mystery, Bucket’s List, and followed it with a sequel, Bucket’s Brigade (2019).

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Bucket’s List by Gary Blackwood is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801091141st December 2017N/A240$10.99
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The Charley Field Mystery Series