Case: The Disappearing Diamond
Detective: Sherlock Holmes
Location: Baker Street Academy
Status: Top Secret!
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for the fabulous Sherlock Holmes!
After arriving late, new boy, John Watson, was dreading his first day at Baker Street Academy. His fears soon disappeared as his buddy for the day, Martha, introduced him to her good friend Sherlock and the school dog, Baskerville.
At first, Watson and his sketch book are in awe of Sherlock’s amazing brain (and at the levels of dislike between Sherlock and his arch-nemesis, Moriarty.) His admiration of Sherlock’s sleuthing superpowers continues when a school trip to the museum ends with the world famous Alpine Star Jewel being stolen from right under their noses. Sherlock and his gang are straight on the case, sniffing out clues and following leads, all with a little help from Baskerville.
This is the first book in a brilliant new mystery series which will keep readers guessing all the way through. There are plenty of nods to the original series for hardcore Sherlock fans, but Hearn’s format and story-telling will definitely appeal to any KS2 reader.
Full of red herrings and clever deductions, you’ll be kept guessing until the very end. I loved the way the story was told through an engaging mix of diary entries, emails, newspaper reports and graphic novel.
*Thank you to Scholastic for sending me this book to review as part of its Blog Tour*