The Ruby In The Smoke is the first book in a quartet and charts the adventures of Sally Lockhart (Billie Piper), a feisty young Victorian heroine. Armed with a pistol, a thorough grounding in the principles of military tactics and a working knowledge of Hindustani she embarks on a journey to discover the truth behind her father's death, and unravel why his colleague dies of fear after she utters the three little words: "The Seven Blessings".
The Shadow in the North is the second book in a quartet and charts the adventures of Sally Lockhart (Billie Piper), a feisty young Victorian heroine. Once again Pullman's much-loved and fearless heroine Sally Lockhart embarks on a mission - this time to find out why her elderly client's investment crashed and what links the clairvoyant's murderous vision to the rich industrialist, Bellmann. As Sally closes in on the truth, it becomes devastatingly clear that her life will never be the same again.