Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas by Tracey Mack and Michael Citrin

Main Characters: Ozzie, Wiggins, and the rest of the Baker Street Irregulars
Location: London, England
Time period: 1889
Genre: J Fiction, Mystery
Series: Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars #1

When a tightrope is cut and four tightrope walkers plunge to their deaths. it looks like a job for Sherlock Holmes. But Mr. Holmes has to do a job for the Prince of Wales, so he gets the Baker Street Irregulars to help out. As fans of the original Sherlock Holmes stories know, the Baker Street Irregulars are street urchins and orphans who act as Holmes' eyes and ears on the street.

This is a pleasant enough book, and a good way to introduce Sherlock Holmes to readers who are not quite ready for the original stories.

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