Author(s): Rohan Gavin
Who will hold the winning hand? Sherlock meets Ocean's Eleven in this wickedly funny, action-packed crime caper.
Darkus Knightley is used to expecting the unexpected. An extraordinary solver of crimes, with immense powers of deduction, and regularly found bedecked in tweed, Darkus is anything but the average 13-year-old. But he is the person to call when strange goings-on are afoot!
Despite trying to leave his detective ways behind to lead a normal teenage life, when his father's loyal housekeeper, Bogna, goes missing, Darkus must return to the family fold and follow the clues to America and the bright lights of Las Vegas. Alongside his father, Alan, and stepsister, Tilly, Darkus must once again face the deadly criminal organisation, the Combination - and this time, all bets are off. With danger at every turn, Knightley and Son will need an ace or two up their sleeves in order to win this game. Will the odds be in our detective duo's favour? Or will this be the Knightleys' final roll of the dice?
Perfect for fans of Sherlock, this thrilling crime adventure will keep you on the edge of your seats. www.knightleyandson.com
Sherlock meets Ocean's Eleven in this wickedly funny, action-packed crime caper
Dangers are faced in London in an engaging, characterful debut ... with enjoyably convincing family relationships -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times, Pick of the Week Aimed at young adventurers, Rohan Gavin's Knightley & Son, for age 10+, perfectly combines comedy and crime-solving as young Doc Knightley tries to discover what caused his father, a private investigator, to fall into a coma. This is an engaging debut and the tweed-loving Doc is a young Holmes for our times Daily Mail Full of suspense, intrigue and humour this is a modern day classic detective mystery Guardian Best New Children's Books, Summer 2014 Heaps of mystery, dry humor and tweed abound in this exemplar of crime fiction a la Doyle ... A rousing page-turner with one fault: it ends Kirkus Reviws, starred review A lively romp which will certainly please young readers Books for Keeps This is a fun crime novel for young readers ... hilarious and a bit scary, it's a good adventure bookwitch.com Rohan Gavin has created a protagonist that readers will grow to love bookzone4boys.com My inner twelve-year-old took to Darkus pretty much instantly ... it reminded me of the Artemis Fowl books ... I'd recommend for the young Sherlockian, crime aficionado, or action fan in anyone's life Bakerstreetbabes.com
Rohan Gavin attended Exeter College, Oxford and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he worked as a screenwriter. After developing a passion for hard-boiled detective fiction and outlandish conspiracy theories, he returned to London to write the Knightley & Son series. His ambition is to start a father-son detective agency, if his son will allow it.