- Eulberg, Elizabeth. Great Shelby Holmes ;
- Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
New York :
Bloomsbury Children's Books
- Physical Description
- 214 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Main Author
- Other Authors
A community blog praising "Harlem's smallest sleuths" brings a puzzling new mystery to sixth-graders Shelby Holmes and John Watson. While John is initially thrilled at the thought of going uncover to help an Olympic athlete, his enthusiasm plummets when Shelby hands him his disguise: a red, sequined, spandex ice-skating outfit. Along with Sherlockian "dancing men" ciphers that readers can solve, John's engaging first-person narrative includes moments of humor and an unexpected but believable scene in which Shelby helps him understand his divorced father's point of view. Occasional gray-scale illustrations add visual appeal to this enjoyable entry in the Great Shelby Holmes mystery series. Grades 4-6. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
Unexpected media attention in their Harlem neighborhood bring Shelby Holmes, nine, and John Watson, eleven, a new case that sends them undercover as figure skaters.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Unexpected media attention in their Harlem neighborhood brings 9-year-old Shelby Holmes and 11-year-old John Watson a new case that sends them undercover as figure skaters.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Acclaimed author Elizabeth Eulberg continues her hilarious middle-grade twist on Sherlock Holmes as detective duo Shelby and Watson tackle their trickiest case yet--going undercover . . . as figure skaters!Being friends with a super sleuth isn't easy, especially when she's nine years old, four feet tall, and full of attitude. But for eleven-year-old John Watson, being friends with Shelby Holmes is just the adventure he's looking for.After Watson's online journal chronicling his and Shelby's case-closing abilities attracts the attention of a newspaper reporter, the pair becomes a small "media sensation" in their Harlem neighborhood. So it's no surprise (at least, to Shelby!) when the article lands them a new client--a figure skating coach whose star athlete, Jordan Nelson, is receiving strange, threatening messages, written entirely in code. There's no one better to crack the cipher than dynamic duo Shelby and Watson! But to gather information, Shelby decides that they'll have to go undercover . . . as an award-winning pair skating team. Can they use the laws of physics and their acting skills to maintain their covers and figure out who's sending Jordan such strange messages before it's too late?Don't miss the rest of the Great Shelby Holmes series:The Great Shelby HolmesThe Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her MatchThe Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest CaseThe Great Shelby Holmes and the Haunted HoundReview by Publisher Summary 4
Detective duo Shelby and Watson set out to crack a strange code and go deep undercover . . . as figure skaters in the humorous third book in this fresh Sherlock Holmes-inspired series.