Baker Street Academy: Sherlock Holmes And The Disappearing Diamond by Sam Hearn ~Goodreads~
Published by Scholastic 2016
Hardback edition 176 pages ~Amazon~
Thank you to Faye and Scholastic for inviting me on the blog tour!
John Watson has barely settled into his new school, Baker Street Academy, when his teacher announces a trip to one of London’s top museums, home to the world’s most famous jewel. But it’s been stolen! When police catch the thief it seems the case is closed. Can Sherlock Holmes uncover the mystery behind this extraordinary gem?
As soon as I heard that this was a graphic novel of Sherlock Holmes, I instantly had to jump at the chance to read it. Being a grown up I was a tiny bit hesitant about it being “too young” for me but it really wasn’t!
We meet our favourite duo Holmes and Watson, only they’re in school as classmates. John Watson is the new kid in town, and he enrols at Bakee Street Academy where he meets the charming Martha Hudson who shows him round introducing him to people. Sherlock at this point is in the chemistry lab- where else could he possibly be? Then we have James Moriarty stalking the corridors causing mischief!
The main plot takes place at an art museum where a diamond is stolen, and there’s two guesses where that could have ended up!
What makes this book so awesome is how well Sam Hearn has presented Holmes and Watson, they both act the way I have known them to act from watching the BBC series Sherlock. Sherlock with his witty comments, and the way he picks apart clues as to who Watson is to the extent of knowing his name. Watson having his blog and sharing all his adventures with Sherlock, and the admiration he has for him but also the slight annoyance at his arrogance. Quotes such as “The Game is on” were used, and this really gave it the golden touch.
I loved the way the book was layer out, lots to look at and not just your standard comic. I didn’t look up once because I was too intrigued to find out what was going to happen next.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I actually wouldn’t mind reading more of these stories from Sam Hearn in the future.