No Place Like Holmes
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“Think Treasure Island’s Jim Hawkins and Encyclopedia Brown rolled into one adventurous, ingenious, God-fearing lad, and you get the idea. Fun, suspenseful, and unpredictable, the No Place Like Holmes books are fantastic reads, and author Jason Lethcoe is a fine craftsman of words to boot. I highly recommend this series.” —Robert Liparulo, bestselling author of Dreamhouse Kings and The 13th Tribe
The new resident in 221A Baker Street is about to give Sherlock Holmes a run for his magnifying glass!
When Griffin is sent to stay with his detective uncle at 221A Baker Street for the summer, he is certain that his uncle must be the great Sherlock Holmes! But Griffin is disappointed to discover that Holmes lives at 221B Baker Street and his uncle lives unit 221A. His uncle is a detective, just not a very good one. But when Griffin meets a woman with a case that Holmes has turned away for being too ridiculous, he and his uncle team up to help her. Along the way, Griffin shows his uncle just what it means to have true faith in God, even when the case challenges that. The woman claims that her husband was eaten by the Loch Ness Monster, but monsters aren’t real—or are they?
“The No Place Like Holmes books will capture you on first page and not let you go until the final fascinating twist and turn. Jason Lethcoe is an excellent writer with the ability to craft a story that entertains all readers (adults are welcome to take a peek!).” —Robert Whitlow, bestselling author of the Tides of Truth series
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with animal-like agility down the street with his long cloak billowing behind him. Moriarty smiled, observing Mr. Jackson as if he were a well-trained dog. He was confident there would be nothing that would escape his henchman’s watchful gaze. Rupert Snodgrass was an amateur and would be easy to keep tabs on. His mental capacity was nowhere near the professor’s supreme adversary, Sherlock Holmes, whose ability to anticipate his every move made his life so difficult. Professor Moriarty felt
what you’re feeling right now is terrible. My uncle is very good at what he does. I’ve witnessed his amazing inventions at work, and they are truly remarkable. I promise you that we’ll do all we possibly can to find him.” The woman looked up at Griffin with tear-filled eyes. She nodded and gave him a small smile as she tried to compose herself. Snodgrass watched the two of them closely as he chewed. In all the years he’d been trying to build a reputation as a great detective, he’d never once
he was too panicked to notice. All he could think of was trying to rescue his uncle before the divers shot him with their underwater crossbows. As he rushed forward, he couldn’t help counting the bolts on the divers’ helmets, the barbs on their arrows, and the unusual patterns painted on the sides of their black suits. He raised the rock, intending to smash the large brass tank that clung to the nearest diver’s back. But just as he was about to bring the rock down, the diver turned, pointing his
“I-I’m sorry. I assumed that I wouldn’t be an intrusion, being that we’re family.” “Family?” Rupert Snodgrass barked. He gave the boy a ferocious stare. “I don’t have any family. I thought you said Holmes was your family.” In answer, the boy reached into his pocket and removed a small envelope. Snodgrass snatched it from his outstretched hand. The detective’s eyes darted over the paper, taking in the contents. It was from the same address as a letter he’d received weeks earlier. He hadn’t
he couldn’t abandon her. His uncle claimed to be a private detective. If he really were one, then it seemed right to notify him about her situation. When the door to his uncle’s apartment opened, Griffin was so nervous about how his uncle might respond to his breaking his rules that he could hardly find the words to speak. But after a moment he gathered his courage and told his uncle about the woman he’d met in the street and who was now lying unconscious in the hansom cab. To Griffin’s