Synopsis: Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure.

What is the mysterious Red-Headed League and why is it giving jobs to people with red hair? Sherlock Holmes senses a major crime may be in the offing! Set off with the legendary sleuth as he races against the clock to catch the cunning criminals behind this latest plot.

This exciting 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

Pages: 49

Thank you so much to Arcturus and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review

Review: A business man comes to Holmes over an incredibly strange case, he had taken a well paid job in a red-headed league and just scribing from an encyclopaedia. Then it stoped out of nowhere. Holmes started looking into the case and found a path to solving an even bigger case.

I really liked this one one, it was different and I liked that the case he was asked to solve he actually didn’t in a way as he was lead down a different more darker path and a bigger case was presented before him. It was really fun reading this one.

I could solve some of what was going on in this one, but not all of it, so was really fascinating learning more as the story revealed itself. I again enjoyed the illustrations throughout the book.

Its such a good series having the Holmes and Watson cases told in a condensed version. If you love mysteries or you have a budding mystery solver theses books are perfect as you get a great mystery but shorter.

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


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