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Sherlock Bones and the Case of the Crown Jewels by Tim Collins and illustrated by John Bigwood
When the crown jewels go missing from Buckingham Kennel, it’s up to super sleuth Sherlock Bones and his trusty sidekick Dr Catson to solve the crime. But with multiple suspects and a trail that’s starting to run cold, will they be able to catch the culprit in time?
The first book in a brand-new Sherlock Bones fiction series, this fun puzzle adventure contains over 30 games – such as mazes, search games and silhouette matches – that are woven into the action, so the reader can feel immersed in the exciting detective plot and help Bones and Catson solve the mystery.
Tim Collins is originally from Manchester, but now lives in London. He is the author of over thirty books including Wimpy Vampire, Cosmic Colin and Dorkius Maximus. His books have been translated into over thirty languages and he has won awards in the UK and Germany, including the Manchester Fiction City award (2011 Winner) and the Lincolnshire Young People’s Book Award (2012 Winner).
As a fan of Sherlock Holmes books and movies, this children’s book is right on the mark! Sherlock Bones and Dr Catson are the perfect duo to solve the case of the Crown Jewels. When the Queen is missing her precious crown jewels, Sherlock Bones and Dr Catson are on the case! The Inspector is trying to keep his silly police pups under control. The duo is up against a tough case, as there are many other crimes going on at the same time. They have to decide if there is one mastermind or are the crimes separate.
There is plenty of humor in the book to keep the mystery light-hearted, until they are chased by the Sewer Beast. After Sherlock captures four suspects, he asks them to write their personal statement and hopes that he can discover the real thief. Can they solve the case?
I loved the writing that was exciting and perfectly suited for Sherlock. In between the pages of the story were mazes and questions that fit with each section of the book. With the adorable illustrations, children will enjoy trying to solve the mystery. There’s an answer section in the back to keep everyone honest.
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