I picked this book up on a whim, and was well-rewarded. A Very Unusual Pursuit follows Birdie McAdams as she assists her master, Alfred Bunce, in capturing bogles – fey beasties that like to eat children.
Birdie is a delightfully feisty young lady, who wants nothing more than to help Mr Bunce in his attempts to save London’s children from all the lurking nasties. Not everyone wants the bogles to be vanquished, however, and so they must pit themselves against a much more human foe.
This book had me entertained from beginning to end. Told from Birdie’s perspective, it’s fun and has the perfect pacing to keep the story moving along. While it does work nicely as a self-contained novel, I do look forward to seeing what other mischief Birdie can get into.