Friday, June 9, 2017
Review: The World's Greatest Detective
Title: The World's Greatest Detective
Author: Caroline Carlson
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Genre: Middle Grade/Mysteries
Recommended If You Like: fun mysteries, throwbacks to the Golden Age of mysteries, strong kid protagonists
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.
Toby Montrose has been passed around from relative to relative, ever since his parents disappeared in a boating accident. Now he finds himself with his Last Relative, Uncle Gabriel, who lives on Detective's Row and has fallen on hard times.
Toby dreams of being a detective himself, and when the most famous detective, Hugh Abernathy, opens up a contest to determine the World's Greatest Detective, Toby knows he has to be a part of it. But when the game is no longer a game, Toby must solve a real-life murder.
What I Liked:
This is such a fun book! It reminds me of the kid-centric mysteries I used to read when I was younger, and always enjoy revisiting. The mystery is clever, and the characters are really likable and easy to root for.
I also loved the nods to other famous literary detectives. There were some definite homages to characters like Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple that really made me grin.
Anything I Didn't Like?
There really wasn't anything not to like about this mystery. I'm hopeful it becomes a series!
I would definitely recommend this read. It won't take you long at all, and you'll have a lot of fun while reading.