Thursday, March 6, 2014

If You Love Sherlock Holmes, You'll Want To Meet The Knightleys

Meet Knightley and Son—two great detectives for the price of one . . .

Darkus Knightley is not your average thirteen-year-old: ferociously logical, super-smart and with a fondness for tweed, detective work is in his blood. His dad Alan Knightley was London's top private investigator and an expert in crimes too strange for Scotland Yard to handle, but four years ago the unexplained finally caught up with him - and he fell into a mysterious coma. Darkus is determined to follow in his father’s footsteps and find out what really happened. But when Alan suddenly wakes up, his memory is wonky and he needs help. The game is afoot for Knightley & Son - with a mystery that gets weirder by the minute, a bestselling book that makes its readers commit terrible crimes, and a sinister organisation known as the Combination . . .

A funny, warm, fantastical crime caper with an unlikely hero and a brilliant comic cast, perfect for fans of Sherlock and criminally good storytelling.

Jackie says:
"This is a great middle-grade read. While some will stumble a bit over the vocabulary used here, the sheer fun of the story will keep them going. Quirky is its overriding characteristic but there is plenty of mystery, hilarity and more. Boys and girls alike will enjoy the romp with Darkus and his dad."

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