Synopsis: A coach driver has been murdered … and it looks like the killer is going to get away with their terrible crime. The only clue is a torn piece of paper in the victim’s hand, with a few words written on it. With the help of this single tiny clue, can our legendary sleuth unravel the mystery?

Release Date: 1st July 2022

Genres: Middle Grade, Mystery, Crime, Friendship, Classics, Classic Mystery, Illness, Death

Pages: 54

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

Review: Holmes has been working too hard and became sick, to help him relax and feel better Watson takes him to a friends place in the country. His rest is disturbed almost instantly as news of a burglary and death crop up, in which Holmes cannot resist a chance at solving the case.

I really enjoyed this one a lot it was a long winded unexpected and twisty case and I always enjoy these ones the most. It was such a strange case with a small amount of clues, a ripped note, a few random things stolen and a coachman murdered. It was so interesting and hard to really get the facts in order.

Holmes being the genius he was figured out everything much quicker than anyone else did and knew where to look for the evidence he was missing. His mind is insane and I don’t know how he thinks the way he does.

This was a really great book in the series and I enjoyed reading it. I always highly recommend these books the mysteries are always so much fun, they are condensed so are much easier to read and there are illustrations throughout.

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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