"This is top-notch storytelling, full of wit, a colorful cast of rogues, and delectable slang." -- Publishers Weekly , starred review of How to Catch a Bogle
Jem Barbary spent most of his early life picking pockets for a wily old crook named Sarah Pickles--until she betrayed him. Now Jem wants revenge, but first he needs a new job. Luckily Alfred the bogler, the man who kills the child-eating monsters that hide in the shadows of Victorian London, needs a new apprentice. As more and more orphans disappear under mysterious circumstances, Alfred, Jem, and Birdie find themselves waging an underground war in a city where science clashes withsuperstition and monsters lurk in every alley.