Two American children, newly arrived with their parents in London, discover that they are related to Sherlock Holmes. While playing a favorite guessing game to sharpen their detective skills, a stranger gives 12-year-old Xena and 10-year-old Xander a note in disappearing ink: "My very, very dears. I speak for the whole Society for the Preservation of Famous Detectives (SPFD) when I say that we are thrilled beyond words to welcome you to England, the home of your ancestors." The children are given a notebook of Sherlock Holmes' unsolved cases, and they begin a quest to solve the case of a famous missing portrait by Nigel Batheson. They are also introduced to Andrew, Dr. Watson's great-great-great grandson, who is not so enthusiastic about their involvement. Xena's athletic abilities and Xander's photographic memory aid them in following leads, conducting investigations, and applying their unique powers of deduction to locate the missing artwork. Children who enjoy mystery and adventure will thoroughly enjoy this first adventure in a new series with Sherlock Holmes great-great-great grandchildren.
Other Books in the Series:
The Beast of Blackslope: Book 2
The Case that Time Forgot: Book 3
The Missing Heir: Book 4