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Sherlock Bones and the Mischief in Manhattan
Sherlock Bones and the Mischief in Manhattan

Sherlock Bones and the Mischief in Manhattan

A Puzzle Adventure

By Tim Collins, Illustrated by John Bigwood


Adventures of Sherlock Bones


192 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: September 2024

ISBN 9781916763180

Rights: US & CA

Michael O'Mara Books (Sep 2024)
Buster Books

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: September 2024


Sherlock Bones, the world’s greatest dog detective, and his trusty sidekick Dr Jane Catson are back for another crime-solving adventure.

Bones and Catson are visiting New York when the local police chief tracks them down. She explains that the city is being terrorised by a mysterious masked villain who is threatening the police with chaos if they don’t solve his riddles. The officers are struggling, and it’s lucky for them that the world’s greatest puzzle experts are in town. After thwarting a fiendish plot in Manhattan, Bones and Catson are hot on the heels of the mysterious criminal, on a chase that will take them to Niagara Falls and across the faces of the great dog presidents on Mount Ruffmore.

But there’s a greater mystery to solve while all this is going on. Who is the villain? And how can they unmask them?

The fifth book in Buster’s Sherlock Bones fiction series features intricate artwork and illustrated puzzles – including search-and-finds, mazes and number riddles – that are woven into the action, so the reader feels immersed in the exciting detective plot.

Also available in the series:
9781780557502 Sherlock Bones and the Case of the Crown Jewels
9781780557519 Sherlock Bones and the Curse of the Pharaoh's Mask
9781780559216 Sherlock Bones and the Mystery of the Vanishing Magician
9781780559223 Sherlock Bones and the Horror of the Haunted Castle


“Award-winning author Tim Collins . . . uses a witty and engaging style to fashion this twisty mystery. His action-packed text provides plenty of clues to encourage readers to guess the culprit's identity. . . . Should have young readers brandishing their very own magnifying glasses.Shelf Awareness on Sherlock Bones and the Case of the Crown Jewels

“Thirty puzzles, mazes, and games—illustrated with careful attention to detail by Bigwood (the Buster Practice Workbooks series) and sprinkled with droll visual puns—are featured throughout, providing readers with opportunities to assist in the investigations. . . . Collins (the Zero to Hero series) remains largely faithful to the source material’s spirit, serving up an energetic introduction to classic literary characters via a cunning, fur-raising adventure.”  — Publishers Weekly on Sherlock Bones and the Case of the Crown Jewels

"A variation on the Choose Your Own Adventure format of stories. The book is scattered with diagrams, mazes and spot the difference picture puzzles, which all enhance the excitement of the story. . . . This is a good romp of a mystery." —The School Librarian on Sherlock Bones and the Case of the Crown Jewels

'A very interesting concept, slightly reminiscent of the 'Choose your own Adventure' books. This will appeal to key stage 2 readers, especially those who may have reading difficulties and encourages collaboration among readers, with one reading the story and the other solving the puzzles.' - The School Librarian on Sherlock Bones and the Curse of the Pharaoh’s Mask

Author Biography

Tim Collins is originally from Manchester, but now lives near Oxford. He is the author of over thirty books including Wimpy Vampire, Cosmic Colin, Dorkius Maximus and Sherlock Bones. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and he has won awards in the UK and Germany, including the Manchester Fiction City award (2011 Winner) and the Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award (2012 Winner).