Sherlock Academy

      F. C. Shaw

Sherlock Academy

When Rollie and his best friend, Cecily, are invited to attend the mysterious Sherlock Academy of Fine Sleuths, where children learn the art of detection just like the great Sherlock Holmes, they discover a strange burglary has been committed and a mystery is afoot. Determined to investigate, Rollie discovers that appearances can be deceiving, the truth can be hurtful and friends sometimes turn into foes.
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    The Magical Flight of Dodie Rue

      F. C. Shaw

The Magical Flight of Dodie Rue

In a land of fortune telling, alchemy, and magic carpet racing, Dodie Rue feels out of place. Dodie wishes he could be more like his brother Taj, everyone's favorite pick to win first place in the upcoming Grand Flyer. But Dodie doesn't have the nerve or stomach for racing, and the town bully Atallah won't let him forget it. With the race just a few days away, Taj is suddenly poisoned by an unknown opponent. Now, with only seven days to live, Taj's only hope is for Dodie to win the race and its grand prize: a wish from a genie. But the desert is a treacherous place with ghouls, sandstorms, and dragons around every dune. In a race with no rules, Dodie must overcome his fear of flying, outsmart the other racers, and rescue his brother from the grip of death.
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    Watson's Case

      F. C. Shaw

Watson's Case

In book two of the Sherlock Academy series, mysteries await Rollie Wilson at the Sherlock Academy of Fine Sleuths. It has been several weeks since the evil Herr Zilch tried to steal from the academy's secret library. When Rollie finds a note from Zilch in a wastepaper basket, Headmaster Yardsly asks Rollie to help discover who Zilch's "mole" is. Rollie's Great Auntie Ei has sent him an antique newspaper from 1894 reporting on one of Sherlock Holmes's cases. What appears to be old news is actually a secret map hidden within the paper's pages. Rollie must decipher the map, then discover the Academy's secrets before the mole can hand them over to Herr Zilch. With his best friend Cecily at his side, Rollie is determined to catch the spy, all while dealing with his odious roommate, his mysterious great-aunt, and the school's new teacher.
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    The Holmes Brigade

      F. C. Shaw

The Holmes Brigade

In book 3 of the Sherlock Academy series, Sherlock Academy is out for Christmas break, but Rollie and Cecily are ready to solve their third mystery. When Rollie finds a letter in his great aunt's study questioning his decision to attend Sherlock Academy, he confronts her and finds out that his aunt can be just as determined and stubborn as he is about keeping secrets. Aunt Ei's secretive manners aren't the only mystery brewing: an agent from Scotland Yard and Wesley arrive at Rollie's house for protection, having just barely escaped from the clutches of Herr Zilch's henchmen. Even with the fun of friends and the holiday, Rollie still spies strange happenings at Herr Zilch's old mansion and goes with Cecily and Wesley to investigate. Between his grumpy aunt, protecting Wesley, and exploring Zilch's mansion, Rollie holiday turns out to be more than he expected.
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