Knightley and Son

Knightley and Son

Book - 2014
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A father and son detective team investigates the mystery surrounding a book that that makes its readers commit terrible crimes, and a sinister organization known as the Combination.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2014
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781619631533
Branch Call Number: J GAV
Characteristics: 313 p. ;,22 cm

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kellkirk
Oct 20, 2016

Knightley and Son is a capturing mystery that you are thrown into on the very first page. Follow a genius father and son crime solving duo around the city of London tracing clues, suspects, and bad guys, always on the edge of your seat. This page turner is a little bit complicated but it is all explained by the end of the book. Full of clues, suspects, suspense, gadgets, and one epic team, Knightley and Son is an awesome story.

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goaltree
Feb 06, 2015

Designated as Children's Fiction (intended for 7th grade and above), Knightly and Son begins as a promising start to a mystery series. However, the novel is flawed by some bad writing ( or perhaps bad editing).
A couple quick examples: On; the front cover announces "SOLVING CRIME IS A FAMILY BUSINESS ...". (Someone does not Solve crime, they solve mysteries and puzzles. They FIGHT crime. And the use of ellipsis points is technically incorrect and unnecessary.) Second example; "Yim Wing Chun was a fifteen year old girl who was forced into marriage to a local bandit against her will." (Yim Wing Chun is an invented name that approaches silliness. Fifteen-year-old, I feel, should be hyphenated. And the sentence is redundant.) I don't believe I'll pursue this series any further.

BCD2013 Jun 09, 2014

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Preternaturally intelligent Darkus joins his detective father Alan in taking down a crime organization that seems to have the ability to control people's very minds.

BCD2013 Jun 09, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Preternaturally intelligent Darkus joins his detective father Alan in taking down a crime organization that seems to have the ability to control people's very minds.
- Betsy Bird

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navy_shark_215 Nov 16, 2015

navy_shark_215 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14

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