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Knightley & Son

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Clever, quirky kickoff to father-son detective series.

Book Rohan Gavin Mystery 2014
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KNIGHTLEY & SON is a delightful, absorbing mystery full of quirky, funny good guys and mysterious, shadowy bad guys. The writing is clever enough that adults will enjoy reading it aloud as much as kids will enjoy reading it on their own.

The British-schoolboy hero and over-the-top villains will be of interest to fans of Harry Potter. And Darkus' reliance on logical explanations make him more an heir to Sherlock Holmes. The climax is exciting, and the ending wraps up the story nicely while staying wide-open for the further adventures of this oddball detecting duo.

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