Dead Man's Confession (The Adventures of Shelly Holmes, Case No 1)

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The great-granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes inherits her father's detective agency after he is killed in an auto accident. Going through her father's files, she finds a box containing unsolved cases of the great Sherlock Holmes, one of which still has implications in the present time.

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Lewis modernizes the famed Sherlock Holmes character by creating Shelly, the detective's great-granddaughter, a 17-year-old Bostonian who stars in the first volume of this projected series. Since the novel's central mystery, such as it is, doesn't surface until long past the novel's mid-point, criminology buffs won't find much suspense here. After her parents die in a car accident, Shelly inherits her father's respected detective agency and soon discovers a 70-year-old injustice that she must put to rights. Shelly--a heroine who calls to mind feisty Nancy Drew--is attractively drawn, and while the series' concept is rather gimmicky, it is not without its appeal. Ultimately, however, the book lacks a strong, well-paced plot, and does a disservice to the fictional hero whose legend it exploits. Ages 12-up.
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