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

Sherlock is on the trail of a murderer. As he investigates the death of country gentleman John Douglas, he begins to piece together some unusual clues: muddy bootprints, a tattoo, and something called “The Valley of Fear.” Can Holmes put these together in time to solve the mystery?

Release Date: 1st July 2022

Genres: Mystery, Middle Grade, Crime, Classics, Historical, Death, Children’s Classics

Pages: 53

Review: Holmes received a coded message just as he cracks it an officer arrives with a case that matches what was in the code. A man shot in his house, clues everywhere to figure out what really happened in this tangled mess of a case.

This was such a twisty case, it kept changing and going in so many directions it’s crazy. Holmes had pieced together multiple possible stories of what happened, not actually revealing the truth until he could capture the culprit and get the truth. It was really interesting the way he deducted each part of this case to figure it all out.

I was really confused by a lot of this case there was so much going on I couldn’t even make it out. It wasn’t the most exciting mytsery either unfortunately and didn’t find I was drawn into this one that much. Some cases are less fascinating than others but it was still a good read.

This series is still really fun and I like the way Holmes solves all of his case he has such a unique mind. I love that these are cut down for younger readers or daunted readers that want a classic story but condensed down.

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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