Synopsis: Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure.
An unknown thief steals an important naval treaty from the office of a government clerk. Who stole it and how did they do it? Will the treaty ever be recovered? This sounds like a case for England’s most brilliant sleuth!
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: Mystery, Middle Grade, Classics, Historical, Easy Classic, Children’s Classics, Crime, War
Thank you so much to Arcturus and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.
Review: Watson is sent a case from his old school friend and Holmes takes it on instantly. A secret and important treaty had been stolen and a mans career wrecked. But Holmes listens to the case and can solve it instantly.
This was pretty interesting, I actually didn’t solve it whilst reading it, but it also didn’t surprise me when all was revelaved. I love the way Holmes solves his cases and this was such an unusual case and he used his trickery to solve it alone.
I love having the illustrations throughout the story, I adore looking at them between reading the story. I love this series sharing Holmes and Watson’s cases in a condensed manner.
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