Code Name Verity

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,657 ratings

The Pearl Thief Publisher's Summary

From the internationally acclaimed best-selling author of Code Name Verity comes a stunning new story of pearls, love and murder.

Sixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family's ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather's death has forced the sale of the house and estate, and this will be a summer of good-byes. Not least to the McEwen family - Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember, loved by the family, loathed by the authorities. Tensions are already high when a respected London archivist goes missing, presumed murdered. Suspicion quickly falls on the McEwens, but Julie knows not one of them would do such a thing and is determined to prove everyone wrong. And then she notices the family's treasure trove of pearls is missing.

This beautiful and evocative novel is the story of the irrepressible and unforgettable Julie, set in the year before the Second World War and the events of Code Name Verity. It is also a powerful portrayal of a community under pressure and one girl's determination for justice.

©2017 Elizabeth Gatland (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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  • Book 0.5

    • The Pearl Thief

    • By: Elizabeth Wein
    • Narrated by: Maggie Service
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,047
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 970
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 963

    From the internationally acclaimed best-selling author of Code Name Verity comes a stunning new story of pearls, love and murder. Sixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family's ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather's death has forced the sale of the house and estate, and this will be a summer of good-byes. Not least to the McEwen family - Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Freshwater Pearls and Scottish Plaid

    • By Cynthia on 08-14-17

    Regular price: $22.38

  • Book 1

    • Code Name Verity

    • By: Elizabeth Wein
    • Narrated by: Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,722
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,701

    Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Haunting, Beautiful, Exquisite, Special Book

    • By Suzn F on 07-21-13

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 2

    • Rose Under Fire

    • By: Elizabeth Wein
    • Narrated by: Sasha Pick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Rose Justice is a young pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On her way back from a semi-secret flight in the waning days of the war, Rose is captured by the Germans and ends up in Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi women's concentration camp. There, she meets an unforgettable group of women. These damaged women must bond together to help each other survive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lest we forget

    • By Jean on 09-10-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Rose Under Fire

    • By: Elizabeth Wein
    • Narrated by: Sasha Pick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155

    Rose Justice is a young pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On her way back from a semi-secret flight in the waning days of the war, Rose is captured by the Germans and ends up in Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi women's concentration camp. There, she meets an unforgettable group of women. These damaged women must bond together to help each other survive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific story paired with passible narration

    • By Daryl on 04-14-15

    Regular price: $17.47