Synopsis: Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure.
Reginald Musgrave is baffled by the disappearance of his butler and maid. Where did they go and does it have anything to do with the mysterious, ancient “Musgrave Ritual?” Only one man may be able to solve the mystery: Reginald’s crime-fighting friend, Sherlock Holmes.
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, Friendship
Thank you so much to Arcturus and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.
Review: Watson is fed up with the mess of Holmes and asks him to clean up a bit, this leads Holmes to reminisce about his first big case he did for a friend. His suspicious butler goes missing then his deranged maid also goes missing but Holmes figured everything out.
This was really fascinating because it was one of his first cases but also with the ritual that he had to use to solve the case it was really interesting how he used it to track backwards and solve the case.
The case was unique, a little simple but still really unique in that a man who had worked there for years had figured something out that for centuries none of the family had solved.
I really enjoyed this one, it was different to some of the other cases. It had great illustrations throughout the pages which I love, they add a great effect to the story.
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