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Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to make a career in the New York City book biz. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Better Off Friends and We Can Work it Out.
In a nutshell: Sherlock Holmes given a clever, lively twist Shelby Holmes is a nine-year old genius with a gift for solving crimes thanks to her extraordinary powers of observation and deduction. In this she’s helped by her friend John Watson, and John it is who records their adventures in his online journal. Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories have inspired lots of adaptations and imitations, but Shelby Holmes is the real deal and Elizabeth Eulberg’s series has everything that makes the originals so compelling and addictive. The central mysteries are intriguing, Shelby’s hypotheses always fascinating and the relationship between Shelby and John while spiky is full of real warmth and understanding. This is great detective fiction for kids and should inspire them to seek out the originals too. ~ Andrea Reece
January 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: Sherlock and Watson as you’ve never seen them before | The Sherlock Holmes stories are given a lively twist. Eleven-year old John Watson has recently moved into 221 Baker Street, New York with his mum, a former army doctor. One of their new neighbours is Shelby Holmes, red headed, nine years old, alarmingly precocious. As she shows him round the neighbourhood, John reaslises that Shelby is a local hero, a genius at deduction able to work out who’s up to what way faster than the police. She’s not easy to get along with – social niceties are of little interest to Shelby – but the two are soon working together on the case of a missing dog. There are nods to the original novels which will please fans of the books or TV series, and the relationship between Shelby and John is a satisfying mix of companionship and mutual irritation. The mystery will more than hold readers’ attention and this is a smart tribute to Conan Doyle. Readers who enjoy John and Shelby’s adventures will also appreciate Andrew Lane’s Young Sherlock Holmes series. ~ Andrea Reece
The third book in Elizabeth Eulberg's hilarious, modern take on the Sherlock Holmes mysteries sees detective Shelby and her loyal sidekick John Watson go undercover in their most exciting adventure yet. SHELBY IS ON SERIOUSLY THIN ICE Someone is threatening New York's number one figure skating champion and there's only one way to find out who: Shelby Holmes and John Watson are going undercover. Can the dynamic duo crack a devious code before the culprit realises that they aren't the pro skaters that they claim to be?
Being friends with a super sleuth isn't easy, especially when she's nine years old and four feet tall. But for 11-year-old aspiring writer John Watson, being friends with Shelby Holmes is just the adventure he's looking for. In the few weeks since moving into Harlem with his mum, Shelby has been training John in the art of observation - a skill that comes in handy on the very first day of school. John's new teacher, Mr Cobb, is acting suspiciously, and Shelby knows this is a mystery worth investigating. Something important has gone missing, but as Shelby and John dig deeper into the mystery of the Cobb caper, they discover that there may be someone unexpected involved. Could Shelby Holmes have finally met her match? Girl power comes to Baker Street in a book that's perfect for fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce and Robin Stevens.
Shelby Holmes is not your average nine-year-old. For one, she happens to be the best detective her neighbourhood has ever seen, using her uncanny analytical mind and sassy attitude to solve crimes which stump even the police department. But when eleven-year-old John Watson moves in to her block of flats, Shelby finds a solution to the one puzzle that's eluded her up until now: friendship. This dynamic duo find themselves swept up in a dog-napping case that'll take both their talents to crack.
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