5/01/2011

No Place Like Holmes

Jason Lethcoe
2011
Thomas Nelson
Juvenile Fiction/Religious/

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Griffin Sharpe has some habits that make other boys, and even adults wonder.  He counts things and notices everything, things that most people would never notice.  He thinks it is normal for a future detective, which is what he plans to be, but other people just think he is odd.
Sent to his uncle's home in London for the summer, he is excited to learn that his uncle lives at 221 Baker Street, the funny thing is he has never heard his uncle's name so he wonders if he is related to the great Sherlock Holmes.  He is a bit disappointed to realize his uncle is not Sherlock Holmes, but is Rupert Snodgrass, another detective, who lives at 221A Baker Street. His disappointment grow to dread when he finds out his uncle does not want him there and is quite rude to him.  Griffin is sure the summer will be very long and tedious.  Imagine his delight when he and his uncle are involved in a very exciting case.  Maybe too exciting when they find themselves captured by the same people who kidnapped the man they are looking for.  They are in danger, not only are they in danger, but so is the famous Sherlock Holmes, and so is a great deal of London, as the plan to detonate a bomb in the Big Ben Clock Tower is revealed.  How will a young boy and a inexperienced detective foil this devious plan?
I love the famous Sherlock Holmes stories and this book was very good, you got the same feel as those stories, with Griffin's uncanny observation skills.  This book was a great book and kids and adults will both enjoy this story!  Great writing and I loved the ending which lets you know that there is more to come!  Looking forward to the next book in this series!  183 pages US 9.99 4 stars.
This book was provided by Thomas Nelson for book review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

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