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The Great Shelby Holmes


The Great Shelby Holmes

The Great Shelby Holmes

Books in this series

by Elizabeth Eulberg - Children's 8-12, Friendship, Humor, Mystery

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 11-year-old John Watson moves downstairs, Shelby finds something that's eluded her up till now: a friend. The 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.

by Elizabeth Eulberg - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Mystery

In the few weeks since moving to Harlem with his mom, Shelby has been training John in the art of observation-a skill that comes in handy on the first day of school. John's new teacher, Mr. Crosby, is acting suspiciously, and Shelby knows this is a mystery worth investigating. But as Shelby and John dig deeper, they discover that there may be someone unexpected involved --- someone who may have Shelby beat.

by Elizabeth Eulberg - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Mystery

Being friends with a super sleuth isn't easy, especially when she's nine years old, four feet tall, and full of attitude. But for 11-year-old John Watson, being friends with Shelby Holmes is just the adventure he's looking for. Their new client --- a figure skating coach whose star athlete, Jordan Nelson, is receiving strange, threatening messages, written entirely in code. There's no one better to crack the cipher than dynamic duo Shelby and Watson! But to gather information, Shelby decides that they'll have to go an award-winning pair skating team.