Apr 25, 2011

No Place Like Holmes

What a delightful mystery for young readers! Griffin is an intelligent boy with a photographic memory. His classmates find him annoying and call him teacher's pet, since he usually knows the answer to the question before it is even asked. He notices tiny details and can deduce where a person has been, just by careful observation. Since he wasn't invited to go to summer camp with his fellow classmates, Griffin heads for London. Only, his uncle is not aware that he is coming.

After only one day in London, Griffin already wishes he was somewhere else. His uncle is a private detective, but has a hard time finding clients since Sherlock Holmes lives next door. Eventually, a case falls into Rupert Snodgrass's lap, thanks to his nephew Griffin. Rupert is given the opportunity to use the inventions that he has created to help solve the case. But more importantly, Rupert learns a few things from his nephew, like how to show compassion and how to trust God when things seem bleak.

At the end of the book are two mini-mysteries, very similar to Encyclopedia Brown mysteries. I am very impressed with this book, and I am sure my son will enjoy reading it as well. He loves mysteries. And since this one also promotes a relationship with Christ, I give it 5 stars!


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