Sally Lockhart (Billie Piper) now runs her own financial consulting business, while her friends Frederick Garland (J.J. Feild) and Jim Taylor (Matt Smith) have opened a detective agency. But when one of her clients loses money over a vanishing steamship, Sally and the young detectives join forces again. The mystery leads them to a threatened stage magician and a medium with a dark vision. Sally must also face an old enemy.Written by
I have only recently read the books, and if anything my admiration for this adaptation actually grew having finished it. It would have been easy to veer away from the book, but it's such an accurate adaptation.
Piper shines once again as Sally, she is joined by a terrific cast, some real talent on display here, Julian Rhind Tutt, Richard Clews and of course Jared Harris.
I'm so glad this was adapted, the first was lucky enough to have a masterclass from Julie Walters, this one relies more on the story, action and humour.
The action scenes at the end are terrific, the humour comes from Dona Croll, who is so funny.
Terrific production values, it looks sensational, some of the costumes used here are tremendous.
Overall, I loved it, 9/10.
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