Knightley and Son

Knightley and Son

Gavin, Rohan

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Published: March 11, 2014
Categories: Mystery, Humorous Fiction
Audience: Children (age 8-9)
Distributed By: Axis 360
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The once highly in-demand detective Alan Knightley has just woken up after an unexplained incident kept him asleep for four years. While he was out cold, his son, Darkus, took it upon himself to read of all his dad's old cases, and he's learned a lot about the art of detection. It's a good thing too-because suddenly the duo find themselves caught up in a crazy conspiracy that involves a group of villainous masterminds (who keep appearing and then vanishing), some high-speed car chases (that will have everyone fastening their seat belts), and a national, bestselling book with the power to make people do terrible, terrible things. But because Alan is still suffering the effects of his coma, he tends to, well, fall asleep at the worst possible moments, Meaning that young Darkus might just have to solve this mystery . . . by himself.Awards for Knightley and Son: Spring 2014 Kids IndieNext PickABA Indies Introduce PickKirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2014* "Gadgets galore, action-filled brushes with death, and show-stopping settings . . . A totally satisfying third round of bonding à la Knightley (you know, with kidnapping, sleuthing, disguises, and murder)." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review* "Gavin has created a fun 'Sherlock Holmes'–style adventure, with modern twists and a bit of humor. The combination is skillfully done. This is a quick and fun read; a great choice for choice looking for a new mystery to dive into." -- School Library Journal, starred review, on Knightley & Son* "Heroes, villains and settings are all fully realized through proficient description, and contemporary technology gives way to sheer brainpower. A rousing page-turner with one fault: It ends." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Knightley & Son