Synopsis: A wealthy man has been murdered in the strangest circumstances. A woman’s wedding ring has been found with the body and the word “RACHE” has been scrawled in red on a nearby wall. Is this mystery too baffling for even the brilliant Sherlock Holmes?

Release Date: 1st July 2022

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

Pages: 53

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

Review: Watson tells his story of the first case he studied with Holmes, a dead body in an abandoned house and evidence that Holmes spots as clues. A case that spans from America to the U.K. and was built on revenge.

This was a really riveting story from Watson having never been apart of a case before, to the really unusual case that Holmes was put on. I liked seeing how they started together and how they managed to team up to work on the case together.

The case itself was so strange and I had literally no idea what was going on or how he had managed to solve this one so easily but I loved finding out the reasons and getting the clauses they picked up on together.

I really enjoy reading this Holmes stories and reading them in an easier format is much better, they give you the same excitement and tell you the same story but shorter and with illustrations. I do recommend them.

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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