Sherlock Holmes re-told for children: The Speckled Band by Mark Williams

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Sherlock holmes re-told for children: the speckled band

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 Speckled Band. 

Come join Holmes and Watson as they solve the mystery of the speckled band 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: 6,100

Sales info:

A new release so no history, but written by an international best-selling author that has topped the charts in countries as far apart as the UK, France and China.

Sample text:

Before I married my dear wife, I had been living for some while at 221b Baker Street, the home of Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

There was a spare room on his floor, and it was there that Holmes woke me one morning with news of new mystery.

“A young lady has just arrived,” explained Holmes. “A Miss Stoner. Mrs. Hudson has shown her into the sitting room.”

I picked up my pocket-watch from the bedside table. It was barely seven o’clock. “A client at this time of morning? It must be urgent.”

“My thoughts exactly,” said Homes. “I suggest you get dressed quickly. Mrs. Hudson is bringing up a pot of breakfast tea and then we shall learn what brings this young lady to see me at such an early hour.”

Five minutes later we were all in the sitting room where Mrs. Hudson had already lit the fire and was now pouring tea for our guest.

I took the chance to look over the young lady and try to deduce where she had came from and what might have brought her here seeking the help of Sherlock Holmes. But other than that she was well-dressed and not in city clothes I could see nothing else of interest except the fear in her eyes and the tremor in her hands.

As usual, Holmes had seen much more.

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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