Knightley and Son: K-9 by Rohan Gavin

Knightley and Son: K-9

Written by Rohan Gavin
Part of the Knightley and Son Series

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Under-age detective Darkus is back for a second and very doggy adventure as he helps his father solve a very doggy mystery. Darkus is only thirteen but he has an exceptionally rational mind which makes him an invaluable collaborator with his famous private detective father. This time Darkus cleverly follows the clues to his father and the two of them unravel the mystery of the missing dogs – especially on Hampstead Heath. Its looks as if the culprit is a dangerous werewolf but Darkus doesn’t even believe in them. Could the villain be someone closer to hand?


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Knightley and Son: K-9 by Rohan Gavin

Darkus Knightley, tweed-wearing, mega-brained, thoroughly logical 13-year-old investigator of the weird, was just getting used to having his dad back in his life. Then Alan Knightley (formerly the capital's top sleuth for crimes too strange for Scotland Yard) went off-radar - again - leaving Darkus with a traumatised ex-bomb-disposal dog as his only partner in crime-solving. But things are getting even stranger. Family pets are being savaged by a beast on the prowl on Hampstead Heath. A top policeman has been tracked and attacked by a massive canine. And two curiously alert hounds seem to be watching Darkus's house. No one is using the word werewolf - yet - but as the full moon approaches, it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to work out that someone or something sinister is messing with the minds of London's dog population. It takes two to tango, two to change a lightbulb* and two to make a decidedly different detective duo. Sometimes a son needs his dad, however clever he may be. A mysterious canine conspiracy is howling for the attention of Knightley & Son ...A wickedly funny, edge-of-seat crime caper featuring a brilliant cast of characters and one utterly heartwarming canine pal.

*insert your preferred detective lightbulb joke here..


Enjoyably convincing family relationships -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times

About the Author

Rohan Gavin

Rohan Gavin is an author and screenwriter based in London. He is a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes and his enduring love of detective fiction, cars and conspiracy theories inspired him to write this book, the first in a series. Rohan is the son of award-winning children's author Jamila Gavin, and he recently became a father himself.

A Q&A with Rohan Gavin

Roald Dahl -- for his wit, warmth and darkness in equal measures.

Sherlock Holmes.

James Bond--like most Englishmen if they were honest.

Knightley & Son book 3 -- I don’t even have a plot for it yet.

The eternal problem of fathers and sons, and the fantasies every child has of what their parents might be capable of, and what they themselves might be capable of too.

When I was writing short screenplays to apply to film school in my early 20’s.

I listen to a lot of music, especially film soundtracks because they get me into the mood of a scene or a character. Music was my first love and it still influences everything I do. I find music is a shortcut to emotion, and for that reason it’s very useful, whether I’m writing something scary or something funny.
15. Do you have any abandoned stories in you ‘bottom drawer’ that you would like to revisit?
I have a large file of ideas and concepts that were originally intended for screenplays, but they might make an appearance in future Knightley instalments

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320 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11


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Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

14th August 2014




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