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The Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest Case (Hardcover)
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 Holmes
The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match
The Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest Case
The Great Shelby Holmes and the Haunted Hound
About the Author
Elizabeth Eulberg is not a detective (or so she claims). She is, however, the award-winning author of middle-grade novels The Great Shelby Holmes and The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match, and internationally bestselling author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Better Off Friends, We Can Work it Out, and Just Another Girl. Elizabeth lives outside Manhattan, where she spends her free time stalking English bulldogs in her neighborhood and filling her brain attic with random pop-culture facts.
". . . [E]ngaging first-person narrative includes moments of humor and . . . gray-scale illustrations add visual appeal to this enjoyable entry in the Great Shelby Holmes mystery series." - Booklist
"Charming and funny, this winning adventure also finds time for its middle school sleuths to develop real maturity. - Kirkus Reviews on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES MEETS HER MATCH
"Eulberg does an excellent job of character development and presenting realistic family and friend relationships . . . Another fantastic addition to the series." - School Library Journal on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES MEETS HER MATCH
"Mystery lovers will enjoy these characters as much as the case they’re working to solve." - Booklist on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES MEETS HER MATCH
"A smart, fresh take on an old favorite makes for a terrific series kickoff." - Kirkus Reviews on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES
"A lively present-day update of Sherlock Holmes, one with plenty of winks to the source material." - Publishers Weekly on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES
"Eulberg's middle grade debut is a first purchase for mystery lovers." - School Library Journal on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES
"This smart, funny mystery brings all the charm of the classic Holmes and Watson stories to a fresh, contemporary setting." - Varian Johnson, author of THE GREAT GREENE HEIST and TO CATCH A CHEAT, on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES
"Fun, fresh and unputdownable." - Sarah Mlynowski, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Whatever After series, on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES
"Young Shelby . . . is no less dogged a detective than Sherlock himself. [Readers] will be moved by the friendship at the heart of this riveting mystery." - Pseudonymous Bosch, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of The Secret Series and Bad Books series, on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES
"Mystery fans may try to solve the case, but most, like John, will enjoy just hanging out with Shelby to see what happens next." - Booklist on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES
"Young readers will admire the super sleuth and her equally likable sidekick. Perfect for mystery fans." - School Library Connection on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES