If you grew up reading Hardy Boys or children investigative series, you will definitely like ‘ No Place Like Holmes’ by Jason Lethcoe. Reading this book brings me back to my childhood days where I savour reading short mystery book.

Initially, the start was rather slow, but the pace picked up soon after and I got hooked on reading the book. It was nice. Suitable for teenagers and people with high imaginations.

It gets rather predictable at some point of the story, but I think that’s fine with me as I think it would be challenging enough to the young adults.

Overall, it’s a good book, and I definitely would recommend this book to parents who are looking for a quality read for their young children. A word of warning though… there’s religious element and religious message embedded inside. So if you want pure unadulterated mystery, then this book might not be for you.

I received this book for review purposes from Thomas Nelson Publisher. I was not required to write a positive review for it and I was not compensated in any ways for writing this review.

Book description:

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?