Title: Drama and Danger
Series: Lizzie and Belle Mysteries
Author: JT Williams
Set in eighteenth-century London, with all the fun and zest of Hamilton, Bridgerton fashion and inspired by real Black British historical figures.
Twelve-year-olds Lizzie Sancho and Dido Belle are from different worlds – Lizzie lives in Westminster in her dad’s tea shop, while Belle is an heiress being brought up by her aunt and uncle at grand Kenwood House – but they both share a love of solving mysteries.
And when their eyes meet in the audience of the Drury Lane theatre one night, both girls are sure they’ve seen something suspicious on stage.
Lizzie and Belle soon find themselves on the trail of a mystery – and becoming best friends. But can they work out what’s going on in time to prevent a murder?
Set in London in the 1700s, Lizzie and Belle become firm friends and investigate a mystery!
Here we have Lizzie, a shop owners daughter and Belle, being raised by her wealthy aunt and uncle and their investigation in to the goings on at the Theatre Royal.
I don’t think I’ve ever read an historical MG read yet one with so many important messages that highlight the struggles and atrocities committed against black people in this time. It had a fabulous plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
There was friendship, kinship, messages about womens rights and lots of drama and excitement. I was hooked!
More things I loved about this book were the fact it was split into Acts like a play, the letters between Lizzie and Belle, the newspaper articles, the illustrations and drawings, all nice touches!
Me and my son both read this book and we both 100% recommend!