Sherlock Holmes re-told for children: The Six Napoleons by Mark Williams

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Sherlock holmes re-told for children: the six napoleons

As part of the Classics For Kids series international best-selling author Mark Williams is proud to present the Sherlock Holmes short story adaptation: The Six Napoleons. 

Come join Holmes and Watson as they solve the mystery of the six Napoleons in a child-friendly, twenty-first century English and with the seamier side of Victorian life left out. 

Ideal for children of all ages to get started with the world's most famous detective. 

Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Short Stories

Language: English


Word Count: 5,200

Sales info:

New release so no sales history. Author is a bestseller in three countries.

Sample text:


Quite often during my time at 211b Baker Street we had visits from the police. Detectives would pop in to say hello, and to chat with Sherlock Holmes, who was always eager to hear the latest news and gossip from the world of crime.

One evening it happened that Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard called on us.

“I’m glad you are here, Dr. Watson,” said Lestrade as we settled down with a pot of tea Mrs. Hudson had brought us. “I’m working on a case right now that is such a petty crime I would not want to bother Mr. Holmes with, but which perhaps you might be able to throw some light on.”

I sat up, happy to offer any help I could. “Is someone sick?” I asked.

“Not physically,” said Lestrade, “but mentally I think, yes, for what else could explain such strange events?”

Holmes leaned back in his chair. “Tell us more, Lestrade,” he said. “This sounds like it might be interesting.”

“Well, gentlemen,” said “Lestrade, “it seems someone really hates Napoleon I.”

I stared at Lestrade in astonishment. “Napoleon I?”

Holmes laughed. “The last I heard, Lestrade, hating someone was not a crime. Least of all hating a long-dead Emperor of France! You are right, this is indeed a matter for Watson, not I.”

“But hold on, Mr. Holmes,” said Lestrade. “There’s more. You see, this unknown person has taken to smashing plaster busts of the Emperor’s head.”

Holmes shrugged. “That still sounds like matter for the good doctor,” he said.






Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Anne-Sophie Leluan-Pinker
Already translated. Translated by David Abraham
Already translated. Translated by Patrícia Pinto
Already translated. Translated by Maria Cecilia de la Vega

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