Monday, February 20, 2017
The Baker Street Peculiars
author: Roger Langridge
average rating: 3.55
read at: 2017/02/20
date added: 2017/02/20
shelves: graphic-novels, children-s
'The Baker Street Peculiars' by Roger Langridge with illustrations by Andy Hirsch is a fun romp through the streets of London with a new group of young detectives.
It's the 1930s and many of the large statues around London are going missing. Sherlock Holmes can't take on the case, but asks three kids in the streets (plus one dog) to help out. Humphrey is going to a private school, Molly is living with her grandfather, and Rajani is a homeless girl living on the streets. They don't know each other before Sherlock hires them. The mystery involves a Cockney golem and the kids find themselves in all kinds of trouble. They also find out that there may be more to Sherlock than they've been led to believe.
It's a cute enough story. Although the setting and story involve Sherlock, the timeframe and the type of story don't feel much like an actual Sherlock Holmes adventure. This won't be for the purists, but it's fine for younger readers who like stories with diverse characters. I like the message that females can solve crime and have adventures just like the males can.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Boom! Studios and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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