#Review ~ The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg

Posted September 24, 2016 by Michelle in Review / 7 Comments

I received this book for free from BEA - Book Expo in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

#Review ~ The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth EulbergThe Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on September 6th 2016
Genres: Humor, Middle Grade, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Mystery
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback
Source: BEA - Book Expo

Meet spunky sleuth Shelby and her sports-loving sidekick Watson as they take on a dog-napper in this fresh twist on Sherlock Holmes.Shelby Holmes is not your average sixth grader. She’s nine years old, barely four feet tall, and the best detective her Harlem neighborhood has ever seen—always using logic and a bit of pluck (which yes, some might call “bossiness”) to solve the toughest crimes.
When eleven-year-old John Watson moves downstairs, Shelby finds something that’s eluded her up till now: a friend. Easy-going John isn’t sure of what to make of Shelby, but he soon finds himself her most-trusted (read: only) partner in a dog-napping case that'll take both their talents to crack.
Sherlock Holmes gets a fun, sweet twist with two irresistible young heroes and black & white illustrations throughout in this middle grade debut from internationally bestselling YA author Elizabeth Eulberg.

I received this book at BEA and even got to meet the author and have her sign my book. I was so excited about this and couldn’t wait to read it. I love a good story about Holmes and Watson. This book was just amazing. I LOVED the characters and the story was so engrossing that I read the entire book in a day.

John Watson is an army brat, he moves from place to place but his mom is finally on permenant leave and they settled down in NYC. The apartment they live in has an unusual girl that lives upstairs. John doesn’t know what to make of her but winds up hanging out with her while she sort of shows him around town. When Holmes gets a new case to solve regarding a lost dog, it’s up to her and Watson to find out who did it.

I honestly loved Shelby, her sarcastic comments and ability to super sleuth was so fun and amazing. She was just such a fun characters. The story is told in John’s POV but I couldn’t help but love him to. The poor kid was so confused half the time and always trying to figure out who did it which really helped keep the reader confused. I really enjoyed how the mystery was solved and all the clues Shelby had figured out. This really was a fun book to read.

I can’t recommend this book enough, I honestly want a lot more of Shelby and John. They are amazing characters and the story was so involved but so fun. This is a great book for MG, YA and adults. I can’t love this book enough and so very happy I got that chance to read it and to meet the author at BEA. This is what I am, kind of hoping, is the start of a fun series.



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7 responses to “#Review ~ The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg

  1. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one :). It really sounds like a fun story. I’ve only read one sort of retelling where the characters were descendants from famous detective,s but it was fun. I have this one on my wishlist, I requested it on netgalley but they declined my request sadly :(. I definitely want to read it now after reading your review of this one. The characters sound fun and the mystery well done. i also think it’s interesting the story is told from the sidekick his point of view.

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