Synopsis: Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure.
The whole of London is shocked and baffled by the murder of Ronald Adair. It seems like an impossible crime! Can our sensational sleuth solve the mystery of how Adair was killed before the murderer strikes again?
This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children’s fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.
Release Date: 1st July 2022
Genres: Middle Grade, Mystery, Crime, Historical, Classics, Classic Mystery
Thank you so much to Arcturus and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.
Review: This is a sequel book that joins up with a previous book, though you can read this as a stand-alone. If you’d read the previous story it would help a lot more to understand everything that takes place within this one.
After a vicious gang killed Holmes three years prior Watson is trying to solve crimes alone, but he gets a surprise visitor and together work on solving the case of what truly happened to Holmes and getting the criminal responsible.
I personally didn’t find I enjoyed this one as much as others in the series, it was still good and the transcriber did a great job with the story, I just personally didn’t connect or find the mystery overly exciting.
This series is still really fun and another great way of giving children the chance to solve the unique mysteries of Sherlock Holmes, with really great illustrations throughout the pages.
About Transcriber: Alex Woolf is an award-winning author of over 200 books, both fiction and non-fiction, for middle grade, YA and adults. His non-fiction encompasses a whole variety of subjects, from science and the natural world to politics and social issues, but his favourite subject is history. His ‘History of the World’ has sold over 100,000 copies in the English-speaking world and been translated into seven different languages since it first appeared in 2008.
Alex is a regular author for Fiction Express, online publishers of interactive stories for schools. He writes a chapter a week, and children vote on how the story should continue. Fiction Express is read by 150,000 students from 20 countries. He has won Fiction Express awards for his stories ‘Mystery at Moon Base One’ and ‘Cosmo Mars and the Vanishing Woman’. He was also shortlisted for the Falkirk Red Book Award for his horror novel ‘Soul Shadows’. His fiction writing credits also include a science fiction trilogy, ‘Chronosphere’, The Shakespeare Plot, about Tudor spies, and a steampunk series, Iron Sky. His Victorian supernatural thriller Aldo Moon was one of Lovereading4kids’ books of the year.
His adult fiction includes the psychological thriller Mr Jones, published by Indie Novella. He is co-author of a comic ‘novel-in-emails’, Work in Progress, published by Unbound. For more details, visit his website at alexwoolf.co.uk