The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match (Paperback)
Acclaimed author Elizabeth Eulberg continues her hilarious middle-grade twist on Sherlock Holmes as detective duo Shelby and Watson face a culprit who might be able to do the impossible--outsmart Shelby.
Eleven-year-old John Watson never expected his first friend in his new Harlem neighborhood to be Shelby Holmes, a nine-year-old, four-foot-tall supersleuth whose incredible smarts are outweighed only by her big attitude. But it turns out that solving mysteries with Shelby is just the adventure that aspiring writer John needs.
On John's very first day of school in New York, Shelby deduces that their new science teacher, Mr. Crosby, is in trouble. But as Shelby and John dig deeper to expose the truth, they discover there might be someone unexpected involved . . . Someone determined to outsmart Shelby Holmes. Can Shelby and John uncover the truth before the case goes from puzzling to downright dangerous?
Don't miss the rest of the Great Shelby Holmes series:
The Great Shelby Holmes
The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match
The Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest Case
About the Author
Elizabeth Eulberg is not a detective (or so she claims). She is, however, the award-winning author of middle-grade novels The Great Shelby Holmes The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match, and The Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest Case, and internationally bestselling author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Better Off Friends, We Can Work it Out, and Just Another Girl. Elizabeth lives outside Manhattan, where she spends her free time stalking English bulldogs in her neighborhood and filling her brain attic with random pop-culture facts.
“Mystery lovers will enjoy these characters as much as the case they're working to solve.” —Booklist
“Eulberg does an excellent job of character development and presenting realistic family and friend relationships . . . Another fantastic addition to the series which will have readers anxiously awaiting Holmes and Watson's next adventure.” —School Library Journal
“Charming and funny, this winning adventure also finds time for its middle school sleuths to develop real maturity.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Mystery fans may try to solve the case, but most, like John, will enjoy just hanging out with Shelby to see what happens next.” —Booklist on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES
“Brisk pacing, likable characters, a few silly Holmes jokes. . . and a diverse neighborhood, carefully and realistically described by John, are ingredients for success. A smart, fresh take on an old favorite makes for a terrific series kickoff.” —Kirkus Reviews on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES
“A lively present-day update of Sherlock Holmes, one with plenty of winks to the source material. Readers will delight in Shelby's ability to read clues in this well-plotted mystery and sympathize with Watson who, along with the rest of the supporting cast, is generally two steps behind Shelby.” —Publishers Weekly on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES
“Will delight readers as they attempt to solve the mystery of a missing dog. Eulberg's middle grade debut is a first purchase for mystery lovers.” —School Library Journal on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES
“Young readers will admire the super sleuth and her equally likable sidekick. Perfect for mystery fans.” —School Library Connection on THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES