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by Robert Newman

  • ISBN: 0689707665
  • Category: Mysteries and Detectives
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Robert Newman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Aladdin (October 1, 1984)
  • Pages: 228
  • ePub book: 1491 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1329 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 699


As an adult, I flew through The Case of the Baker Street Irregular in an hour or two and I'm not at all ashamed to say that . One of the best books you will ever read. It will leave you on the edge of your seat with its mysterious crimes.

As an adult, I flew through The Case of the Baker Street Irregular in an hour or two and I'm not at all ashamed to say that I was legitimately surprised at some of the connections.

Report an error in the book. At first the city feels dark and unwelcoming, but just around the corner is bustling Baker Street, where Andrew meets his first friend, Sara. A mysterious, broken-nosed cabby, a beautiful actress, and a villainous art heist have one thing in common-but the only one man who knows what it is has methods that are a little, shall we say. irregular Late Victorian London: home to gas streetlights, bands of ragged urchins, and now, young Andrew Craigie, who recently arrived from a tiny Cornwall village with. his stern guardian, Mr. Dennison.

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1. A Walk on Baker Street. Andrew had expected London to be large. He had not expected it to be frightening. Sitting close to one of the windows, Andrew looked out at the buildings, the shops and the people-more people than he had ever seen before in his life: beggars, crossing sweepers with their brooms, ragged boys with shoeshine boxes, women wrapped in shawls, and anonymous men wearing caps or billycock hats.

This lends an overall flatness to the book . There is no fluctuation with excitement or danger or even mystery. The book plods along with it's slow snail pace and it's not until you accustom yourself to this that you can enjoy the book for what it is, not what it isn't. The book is also clever in that their working together isn't spelled out for you till the end. You know what's going on, but you're not 100% sure, and this is truly the only mystery the book affords that is worth your time. What bothered me most about the book was the Baker Street Irregulars themselves.

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This book, and the other mystery books by Robert Newman, are great reads. They are well written and interesting. It is one of 2 books I can remember reading during elementary school; it made that much of an impact. They don't have too high vocabulary for kids, but they are still interesting and have enough plot to satisfy anybody who enjoys mysteries. The perfect mystery, and a good introduction to the Sherlock Holmes character for younger readers. A great light read for adults also.

When Metropolis Pictures announces plans to make a movie out of an Arthur Conan Doyle classic, it triggers outrage from a group of Sherlock Holmes fans called the Baker Street Irregulars. In hopes of calming their protest, the studio invites the five members to advise on the film, and even throws them a celebration in a house numbered 221B. Also on the guest list is Los Angeles police detective A. Jackson. He was hoping to spend his night off hanging out at a Hollywood party with his brother, Paul, the famous actor.

When his guardian, Mr. Dennison, is kidnapped in London, Andrew seeks out Screamer, a girl whose brother, one of the Baker Street Irregulars, helps solve cases with Sherlock Holmes


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Sherlock Holmes is basically a literary superhero to me. Sure his weaknesses are a little more interesting than most but he holds the same appeal to me as comic books do to fanboys. (or girls!) I am just one huge grin at all of the quick conversations, random factoids and asides, and during the eventual wrap-up when the billions of threads get sewn up tightly in a way that only Sherlock Holmes would ever be able to figure. A friend sent me a copy of this book because she knows how much I love Sherlock and I'd never read any of the more juvenile stories. (I later bought a copy on Amazon) How well could the dynamic duo translate to a younger audience? The answer to that question, at least in terms of this book, is two-pronged. Robert Newman was absolutely successful in creating believable dialogue and multiple interwoven mysteries involving a few younger characters. However, I'm still not sure how large of an audience would enjoy a younger-YA/middle grade Victorian multi-layered mystery. My heart hopes that there are quite a few precocious mystery-lovers out there. As an adult, I flew through The Case of the Baker Street Irregular in an hour or two and I'm not at all ashamed to say that I was legitimately surprised at some of the connections. Some other reviews have mentioned the transparency of the mystery but I found it to be entertaining til the last and honestly, I thought it better done than many adult murder mysteries I've read in the past.

This series is based on the mention of "Baker Street Irregulars"(221B Baker Street being the address of Holmes' abode), various local children who would aid Holmes and Watson in their investigations in the original stories. The Case of the Baker Street Irregular opens with Andrew Craigie, a young boy from Cornwall moving into a boarding house with his former tutor who is temporarily his guardian after his aunt passes away. Almost as soon as they arrive, Andrew's guardian disappears. A prominent lord dies, his son has hallucinations, a woman visits Holmes and Watson to help her find her missing daughter, and someone is trying to fence stolen goods in a store on Baker Street. Are any or all of these things connected? If you've read any Holmes at all, you already know the answer to this question. I suppose one of my favorite things about Holmes stories is the multiple storylines. When so much is happening, I forget bits of information and when they come round again later in the story, I have those "A-ha!" moments. I'd much rather have loads of red herrings and random facts tossed out in order to make the eventual unraveling a surprise than removing all that extraneous detail and reading a murder mystery paint-by-number. (which I sometimes feel is what I'm reading)

I totally loved it and if you are a Sherlock fan and are looking for some entertainment without a lot of mental work, I think you'll find this book an hour or two well spent. The only potential negative about the book was that I thought the author made Holmes a bit too sentimental and empathetic. I enjoy the little glimpses of humanity we get and I understand the reasons that it works in this particular story. For me, it wasn't really a negative at all. I'm sorry this series wasn't on my radar as a young girl but I'll be finishing the series as an adult and that's just fine with me.
Alien Alien
I really like the pace of this book. It has twists and turns which Holmes brilliantly deduces. I read it to my child and both he and I thought very highly of it!
lucky kitten lucky kitten
Really cool and fun. Seriously you need to read it. Best. Book. Ever. Totally worth the money. Would recommend to anyone.
Ferne Ferne
I read this book when I was a kid. I really liked the series. I was glad when I saw it on the kindle. Now I can share it with the young teens of this age.
Rainshaper Rainshaper
My sister and I remembered this book from elementary school 25 years ago, so it was great to be able to find it again. It was fun to read and see how much I remembered, as well as find some things I'd forgotten. Now my own elementary school child is reading it!
Xor Xor
One of the best books you will ever read. It will leave you on the edge of your seat with its mysterious crimes
Budar Budar
I first read this in 2006 and had to order each book in the series from various libraries. I fell in love with it. They were so difficult to find that my parents bought them all for me. The books were only pennies apiece but they came from such random places they paid over $50 in shipping and handling. My favorite Christmas gift that year! As a 22 year old I am reading my books again and, on a whim, decided to see if kindle finally has them. I am most definitely exited as I always felt these books did not receive the recognition they deserve.

Good humour, great mystery, interesting plot development. A little kid-friendly Sherlock Holmes action. This is for younger readers but it's a nice adult read as well.
Excellent start to a promising series. The observations and insight of Andrew (the young version of Holmes) is wonderfully balanced by the frank openness and adoration of Sara (the counterpart to Watson). I look forward to reading more.