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.

The Book:

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.


  1. I forgot I have this one to review so thanks for the reminder and I am glad it was a good one! :)