Knightley and Son

Knightley and Son

eBook - 2014
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The once highly in-demand detective Alan Knightley has just woken up after an unexplained incident kept him asleep for four years. While he was out cold, his son, Darkus, took it upon himself to read of all his dad's old cases, and he's learned a lot about the art of detection. It's a good thing too -- because suddenly the duo find themselves caught up in a crazy conspiracy that involves a group of villainous masterminds (who keep appearing and then vanishing), some high-speed car chases (that will have everyone fastening their seat belts), and a national, bestselling book with the power to make people do terrible, terrible things. But because Alan is still suffering the effects of his coma, he tends to, well, fall asleep at the worst possible moments, Meaning that young Darkus might just have to solve this mystery . . . by himself.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014
ISBN: 9781619631540
Branch Call Number: EBOOK

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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

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.

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

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