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​On the day eleven year old Rollie Wilson receives his invitation to The Sherlock Academy he knows something special is about to happen.

Arriving at the school, shorty before his best friend Cecily, Rollie is excited to find he’ll be boarding at Sherlock’s Baker Street address. He’s also thrilled to learn that, in addition to regular schooling, The Sherlock Academy will be an apprenticeship, preparing them to be modern day sleuths.

With Cecily at his side and Aunt Evi at his back, Rollie knows he can do anything. Perhaps even catch the mysterious criminal Herr Zilch.

Teachers in disguise, secret libraries, hollow books . . .

All these and more await eleven-year-old Rollie Wilson at the mysterious Sherlock Academy of Fine Sleuths.

When Rollie and his best friend, Cecily, are invited to attend a school where children learn the art of detection just like the great Sherlock Holmes, they discover a strange burglary has been committed and a mystery is afoot. Determined to investigate, Rollie discovers that appearances can be deceiving, the truth can be hurtful, and friends sometimes turn into foes.

Does Rollie have what it takes to follow in Holmes’s footsteps? Can he use his skills to solve the mystery and save the school from an unknown villain?* from Book Blasts & Blog Tours

Teachers in disguise, secret libraries, hollow books . . .

All these and more await eleven-year-old Rollie Wilson at the mysterious Sherlock Academy of Fine Sleuths.

When Rollie and his best friend, Cecily, are invited to attend a school where children learn the art of detection just like the great Sherlock Holmes, they discover a strange burglary has been committed and a mystery is afoot. Determined to investigate, Rollie discovers that appearances can be deceiving, the truth can be hurtful, and friends sometimes turn into foes.

Does Rollie have what it takes to follow in Holmes’s footsteps? Can he use his skills to solve the mystery and save the school from an unknown villain?
* from Book Blasts & Blog Tours

Hott Review of Sherlock Academy:

Let’s get our Sherlock on!
In true Sherlock fashion this middle-grade mystery is fun and suspicious. Nothing is as it seems. Rollie must use his instincts to look past the surface and find the true meaning behind the academy, his peers, and his family.
I think Sherlock Academy gives middle-grade readers many reasons to love it! First, it’s just a great book, there’s adventure, mystery, and lots of fun! Second, who doesn’t like to show our family that we CAN. Third, there are many thinly veiled life lessons on here that parents will appreciate, but readers will just enjoy.

From Around the Web:

For anyone who’s ever wanted to be Sherlock Holmes, this is your chance. — Adam Glendon Sidwell, Bestselling Author of Evertaster

My students love this book, and have asked for it again and again. It makes them feel as if they are in the story; they keep wanting to know what might happen next. Delightful story that invites anyone who loves mystery to dig in and figure it out! – Amazon Customer

Sherlock Academy Excerpt:

The letter arrived by courier during breakfast.

“Go on, Rollie, read it aloud to us.” Mrs. Wilson, his mother, nudged his shoulder.

Rollie stared at the letter in his hand, his brown eyes wide with excitement.

“Who would send him mail?” Edward, an older brother, snorted.

“I don’t even get mail and I have a girlfriend,” Stewart, Edward’s twin, added.

“Maybe that’s it!” Edward exclaimed, grinning his lopsided smile. “Got a secret girlfriend, Rollie? I’ll bet it’s Cecily Brighton!”

“I wish I’d get a letter,” Lucille, a younger sister, pouted.

“Me too!” Daphne, her twin, chimed.

“Find a boyfriend and you’ll get mail,” Edward quipped.

Stewart slapped a high-five with his twin. The two teens snickered and elbowed each other.

“Stop it, boys. Let Rollie read it aloud,” Mrs. Wilson scolded as she brushed Rollie’s sandy-blond hair with her fingers.

Rollie cleared a dry throat unnecessarily. In a high voice common to boys of eleven years, Rollie read the letter aloud. When he was finished, the entire Wilson family started talking at once with high-handed opinions, as was their custom.

“Whoever heard of the Sherlock Academy?”

“Why Tuesday?”

“It’s the first of the month.”

“I want a letter!”

“Me too!”

“Get a boyfriend.”

Amidst all the banter around the breakfast table, Rollie sat silently regarding his hash browns, the only food he ever ate for breakfast. His middle fluttered with butterflies.

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Author: F.C. Shaw
Source: Kindle Unlimited (I only offered to do the book info for the tour. It looked fun so I read it too!)
Publisher & Date: April 23rd 2015 by Future House Publishing
Genre: Middle-Grade Mystery
ASIN: B00WLV1PRS
Pages: 138
Grade: A
Ages: 7-14
Setting: Santa Maria, California
Series: Sherlock Academy

Author Bio:

F.C. Shaw started writing stories when she was eight years old. She loves children’s stories, Sherlock Holmes, and mysteries, so had to write a book combining all three. She spends her afternoons writing for kids, and her nights dreaming of new stories. She lives with her husband and two sons in a home they have ambitiously dubbed The Manor in California. When she’s not plotting stories, she teaches visual arts in local schools and enjoys a good game of Scrabble.

Websites & Links: F.C. Shaw's website F.C. Shaw's twitter F.C. Shaw's facebook

 

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