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Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone

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Business has never been better for Campion's Palace of Variety and Wonders - and the music hall is about to open its doors to its biggest act yet: the Illustrious Gandini, the stage magician known as the Great Wizard of the North. But when the Doomstone Diamond - a priceless jewel with a disturbing history - is stolen during one of Gandini's performances, Campion's finds itself under threat once more, and Rose Campion and her friends will need all their wits about them to find the thief and uncover the secrets of the magician's mysterious past...

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9780857638441
  • ISBN: 9780857638441
  • Pub Date: 1st March 2016
  • Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
  • Imprint: Nosy Crow Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 352

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This is Book 2 in the The Campion Mysteries Series. See all The Campion Mysteries books here.

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12th May '17
I read it myself aged 10 aged 10
Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone 9780857638441
5 stars
This book was great! I love all mystery books but this one was particularly enthralling. I loved the way even the minor characters were twisted up in the story, and the fact that I would never have guessed who the murderer was. My favourite part was the last scene, as I found it very action-packed. I would love to be Rose, as I have never had a mystery to solve myself, especially a murder!
21st June '17
Year 6. read it themselves aged 10 to 11
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5 stars
Loved it! Loved Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret and was really looking forward to the next in the Campion Mysteries, Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone, it was very much worth the wait.  Victorian London, and the fabulous music hall - Campion's Palace of Variety and Wonders - are all the set up required for murder, mystery, mayhem and of course the quite marvellous Rose Campion!
21st March '17
Giggle read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
This book was amazing, I would give it 6 stars if I could! At first it took a while to get into it but suddenly I couldn't stop reading. It's a mystery and adventure book, and it's a bit grim in some places with lots of blood and guns, so not suitable for young readers. The main character, and my favourite, is Rose Campion. I like that when the police say that the case is solved she unravels a whole other story.
27th March '17
I read it myself (an adult)
Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone 9780857638441
5 stars
Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone is full of adventure, magic, mystery and murder in Victorian London. This is the second of the Rose Campion books but you don't need to have read the first to enjoy this one. Rose and her friends investigate when the Doomstone Diamond goes missing during a performance at Campion's. They seem to be a lot more competent than Scotland Yard! There are a few unexpected twists and turns and it was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Younger readers might find it a little gory in places so I'd say it is more appropriate for the top end of the recommended age bracket.
29th March '17
Rodborough Readers read it themselves aged 11 to 15
Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone 9780857638441
4 stars
I really enjoyed this book- it had a good plot and it always kept me guessing the entire way through. The beginning was my least favourite part, but that was only because I like fast paced books that keep me intrigued. The beginning set the scene up, but it took about 80 or so pages to get the real action going. It sets the scene, introduces us to the characters and then gives hints on the plot (when you are reading through the later part, it links back to what happened in the first few chapters). Then came the problem; the Doomstone had been stolen! 
 
This book had me guessing the entire way through- was it Amy, who seemed more and more suspicious as we came to know more about her, or was it Billy, the bar man who wasn't all that he seemed? And why did the duchess in prison want to know about the famous magician Gandini who was performing in Campion's theatre (where the Doomstone was stolen and where most of the story is set)? When it came to the end of the book (my favourite part), everything made sense and I then understood the story completely. However, the character that stole the Doomstone was one of the ones who I least expected! 
 
I would really reccomend Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone for readers who like mystery books which are quite fast paced. I would probably say that it works best for  readers aged 7-12, however older readers would enjoy the plot just as much. 
25th March '17
I read it myself aged 12 aged 12
Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone 9780857638441
4 stars
I really enjoyed reading this book as it is exciting and fast paced.  I did find it a little hard to get into though, and was bored at the beginning.  The book does get better as it goes on though and by the end I was really enjoying it.  When I first got this book I was under the impression that it was for younger readers but as i progressed through the book it became quite creepy.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyes fast paced mysteries but not to younger readers.
25th March '17
PosyPie read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone 9780857638441
4 stars
This book
16th May '17
LT read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone 9780857638441
3 stars
I loved the Olivia series of books and was looking forward to reading this one. I thought it was ok but I didn't find it as interesting as the Olivia books. I realise that I don't think I like murder mystery stories (this is the first one I have read). It was a bit scary for me and I like books that are happy. I think other readers may really enjoy this so I hope I don't put you off. Thank you for giving me the chance to read this. 
29th March '17
Florica read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone 9780857638441
2 stars
This is a mystery story about the disappearance of the precious jewel, the Doomstone Diamond, during a magic performance. Rose Campion comes to the rescue and investigates. Will she find the missing diamond. 

I found this book very difficult to get into, as there wasn't much happening at the beginning. The characters didn't really interest me that much and I found the storyline a bit boring. Not one of my favourite books, unfortunately. 
7th April '17
SassyJ read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone 9780857638441
2 stars
This was a quite boring slow paced book. It wasn't very interesting even though I tried to get into it but it wasn't at all captivating and had a dull, dry predictable storyline. I struggled to regain focused on the book because it lacked an amazing storyline. I don't recommend it.
22nd March '17
I read it to Lollipop101 aged 9 aged 9
Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone 9780857638441
2 stars
Although I liked this story, I feel it was a little too graphic and dark for my daughter who is nine.
This is a great mystery and it has some fantastic twists and turns but I feel this would be better aimed at older readers.
7th April '17
CCR06 read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone 9780857638441
1 stars
I didn't actually finish this book as I found that even though I had read 94 pages nothing to spark my interest had happened.However I did enjoy the first book.
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Lyn Gardner is the author of Olivia's First Term and the other Olivia books. She was born in London and now lives near Richmond Park with her partner and two daughters. A theatre critic for The Guardian, she goes to the theatre five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. Before she became a journalist, Lyn was a tea lady,...

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