No Place Like Holmes by Jason Lethcoe

No Place Like Holmes by Jason Lethcoe

  • Spirituality - High
  • Romance - None
  • Violence - Moderate

Imagine living when the steam engine was king. Then imagine you’re a 12-year-old who observes everything with a photographic memory—in short a genius. But that doesn’t help Griffin Sharpe make friends at school. He tries not to be a know-it-all but he can’t help solving problems and he can’t help being right. So Griffin’s parents, planning a fresh start, send him across the Atlantic to London to visit his atheistic and irascible uncle Snodgrass, a neighbor and competitor of an aging Sherlock Holmes. Griffin’s deductive powers soon win his uncle over and they are immediately plunged into a case that becomes more monstrous and thorny by the moment. Griffin also discovers Snodgrass has genius of another kind—genius of invention with a room full of James Bond like devices, ranging from an in-home robot named Watts, who will brew your tea, to “sting,” a squirt gun that propels knockout fluid on bad guys. And the unlikely team will need every tool and scrap of skill, plus Providence to defeat the wiles of the infamous Professor Moriarty.

In Jason Leftcoe’s No Place Like Holmes, Griffin Sharpe, a Christian who senses divine providence, prays regularly, chooses honesty, kindness, forgiveness and courage. The hero ultimately helps his pessimistic uncle rise to the occasion, and interestingly helps Snodgrass extend forgiveness, thus freeing his uncle from years of bitterness. The action is rapid and exciting, the plot compelling and the spiritual takeaway excellent. You will love to read this book.

 Age Range: 8 and up

Genre: Action Adventure

Series: Book one of two

Available at: Amazon, Also ask for this book at your local library

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