Title: No Place Like Holmes.
Author: Jason Lethcoe.
Synopsis: Griffin Sharpe is sent by his parents in Boston to spend the summer in London with his uncle who is an eccentric inventor who lives in 221A Baker Street, underneath the great detective Sherlock Holmes.
Griffin's uncle, who also happens to be a consulting detective who never gets work, hates his more popular neighbor.
When Griffin brings his uncle a case about a missing man who supposedly got eaten by the Loch Nes Monster, his uncle is grateful and the two go on an adventure together.
My rating: 8/10.
Why I liked the story: I was expecting the story to be set in modern days but instead I was pleasantly surprised to find out it took place in the early 1900's!
I loved Griffin's faith in God - how it was part of the story but not overwhelming.
Lots of fun twists that aren't expected!
Griffin's uncle's feud with Sherlock Holmes is great. I love the part where he bangs on the ceiling when Holmes is playing violin.
An interesting plot! The author gave me just enough information to keep me reading but not enough for me to guess the whole plot.
LOVED the part with the train things.... I may have stolen the idea for my NaNoWriMo novel....
Why I didn't like the story: The biggest fault that I had with this book is that it was poorly written at times.... The author seemed to be trying too hard to write instead of just letting the words flow.
Also, his plot was almost - not quite - too unbelievable. It just seemed stretched... There were lots of little subplots that had to do with the big picture but some of the motives just didn't seem realistic.
Will I read it again? Yes! I own it after all.
Would I recommend this book? Despite the plot faults, I would definitely recommend this book! It's very good and I enjoyed it immensely. Just don't go in thinking it will be the best book in the world and you will have fun with it.
Live long and prosper!