The Case of the Disappearing Detective

  • Title: The Case of the Disappearing Detective
  • Author: Anthony Read
  • ISBN: 9781844289615
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Case of the Disappearing Detective First in a thrilling new adventure series based on references made to the Baker Street Irregulars in the classic Sherlock Holmes novels It is Queen Victoria s diamond jubilee year and the Baker
    First in a thrilling new adventure series based on references made to the Baker Street Irregulars in the classic Sherlock Holmes novels It is 1897, Queen Victoria s diamond jubilee year, and the Baker Street Boys are helping Sherlock Holmes solve a case involving a mysterious American when Holmes himself disappears Only the Boys realize that he hasn t gone undercover bFirst in a thrilling new adventure series based on references made to the Baker Street Irregulars in the classic Sherlock Holmes novels It is 1897, Queen Victoria s diamond jubilee year, and the Baker Street Boys are helping Sherlock Holmes solve a case involving a mysterious American when Holmes himself disappears Only the Boys realize that he hasn t gone undercover but has actually been kidnapped by a Fenian gang from Boston who are planning to assassinate the Queen The Boys save the day by getting into Windsor Castle and persuading Victoria herself of the real danger she faces Based on a series originally screened on television An ideal series to encourage boys to read both historical and exciting.

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    About Anthony Read


    1. Anthony Tony Read born 21 April 1935 was a British script editor, television writer and author He was principally active in British television from the 1960s to the mid 1980s, although he occasionally contributed to televised productions until 1999 Starting in the 1980s, he launched a second career as a print author, concentrating largely on World War II histories Since 2004 he regularly wrote prose fiction, mainly in the form of a revival of his popular 1983 television show, The Baker Street Boys.


    791 Comments


    1. When I first got this book I was curious about what this book would be like. It turned out to be better than I thought. It has a lot of action in the book and is very dramatic. I liked how the book grabbed my attention with the first sentence about the fog. I liked how the author had logic in the book and I thought the author was very clever in thinking about the crime. I feel that the author made the names very victorian which was very clever. I recommend this book to everyone.

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    2. It is based on the Sherlock Holmes series. And it was fun reading about the irregulars saving Mr. Holmes. :)

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    3. Baker Street Irregulars is the group of young crime solvers who helps Sherlock Holmes in the classic stories by A. Conan Doyle. They appear in several stories of the original with a young boy named Wiggins as their leader. In this children’s novel we find 6 more character of the band including three girls. The member’s include: Wiggins (an orphan who’s not sure of his age), his deputy, Beaver (abandoned by his mother), Rosie (a twelve year old girl), Sparrow (with great ambitions), Queenie [...]

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    4. Ok I am not sure what is going on with the site tonight as it just removed my review I had just typed up.So i will start again - I will admit before I start that I have a fondness for old London, Sherlock Holmes and stories which install an sense of nostalgia. Now I will admit that this story was in fact based on a TV series from the 80s which the author wrote and then converted in to this story, all learnt from the afterwards once I had read the story.That said the story was quick and easy and [...]

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    5. I read all of the Baker Street Boys books a couple of years ago but I was excited to find them in ebook at my local library. Although I am a little disappointed I can't find them on but anyway. So I'm rereading and they're just as great as I remember. They're lighthearted sweet little mysteries filled with great characters and interesting plots. Wiggins and the gang are hilarious - from Wiggins imitation of Holmes, Gertie's insistence of being one of the boys, Queenie's obsession with the Queen [...]

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    6. Entertaining - I enjoyed the premise of creating a series of kid's detective stories using Sherlock Holmes as a supporting character and I love anything with a grimy, and yet magical Victorian setting. I had a grumpier review written in my head part-way through the novel in which I complained that the female characters were too passive and not well-developed (which is still a bit of an issue with this first book in the series), BUT then a female character played an integral role in the final act [...]

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    7. The books in good. If you're a Sherlock fan, then this can serve as an after-meal dessert. Light read and the development is quite fast, so I hadn't had much time to enjoy the mystery it offers but yeah, it's better than nothing at all. Now reading book 2 :)

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    8. Mainly aimed at YA's, this is a first in a 'Spin-off' series involving the Baker Street Boys from Sherlock Holmes.A really enjoyable tale that fits perfectly into the Holmes Cannon, will certainly read the other books in the series.

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    9. I picked this up for my son. I remember the tv show vaguely. Started reading it to fill in time. It became a bath time book - light easy reading . I feel it would be a good way for pre-teens to get into Sherlock Holmes books and similar crime /sloothing themes.

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    10. Here you can read my review in Swedish: jennyjag.wordpress/2014/04

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    11. I have read this book. It's great.

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    12. Really quick and fun read set in the world of Sherlock Holmes.

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    13. Love it , it's a good book for any Sherlock Holmes fan !

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