The Cogheart Adventures Book 2


When infamous escapologist Jack Door breaks out from Pentonville Prison, he sets out for the town of Brackenbridge, determined to find his missing treasure – the Moonlocket.

But when Lily and Robert unwittingly find themselves caught up in Jack Door’s search, they discover that Robert’s history holds the secret to the Moonlocket’s whereabouts…

Another delicious slice of Victoriana, return to the mysteries locked at the heart of London’s dark and murky streets and a world of danger and extraordinary invention in the second outing of the bestselling Cogheart Adventures.

Moonlocket was shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Readers Award and the Islington Primary School Book of the Year. 

Cover Design: Kath Millichope. Illustration: Becca Stadtlander.


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Moonlocket Reviews

With lots of thrilling dashing about, fleeing from blackguards, and enjoyable wordplay, this should satisfy genre fans… A “tockingly” good steampunk mystery” Kirkus Review

“Drawing on wondrous detail and strongly motivated characters, Moonlocket is a caper with heart.”Foreword Reviews

“A worthy sequel, with the same whip-smart plot, effortless world building, and delicious warmth. I raced through it… A must-read for all fans of adventure – children or not.” – Kiran Millwood Hargraves, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars and The Island at the End of Everything.
“Deliciously dark and irresistibly gripping, Moonlocket proves to be another extraordinary story that you won’t want to forget.” – Jo Clarke, BookloverJo
“Moonlocket is a spellbinding sequel, a rollercoaster journey full of catastrophe, buried secrets breathtaking courage and intrigue.” – Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post
“The fabulous follow-up to Cogheart – adventure by the spadeful!” – ReadingZone
“This brilliant sequel to Cogheart is full of daring, danger and family secrets in a richly imagined world that will sweep you away. A fantasy series that is magical, mysterious and mesmerising.” – Zoe James Williams, South Wales Evening Post.
“All the charm and appeal of his debut… Original, and exciting this is a delight.” ~ Andrea Reece, LoveReading4kids