Monday, March 12, 2012

Book 3 of Sherlock Files: Fun Times and Mystery!

Book 3: the Sherlock Files: 
The Case the Time Forgot
by Tracy Barrett

Genre: Middle Grades fiction/mystery

Review: The third book in the series is even more engaging than the first two. A friend at school, Karim, asks Xena and Xander to investigate an Egyptian water clock and a missing amulet that is meant to stop time every 50 years (for his grandfather). Their journey brings them to the Timekeeper's Museum and the Big Ben clock tower, among other places. They must solve hieroglyphs and find clues to beat a mysterious person who is following their trail. There is one more book in the series, but young readers won't want it to end.

Song to Read By: Egyptian techno dance song:


  1. Thanks for the review! This is my favorite in the Sherlock Files too. I love your music suggestion!

  2. Thanks for checking out the blog. One of my students is reading your series for our unit on the mystery genre in 5th grade English class. She is really enjoying them. As I am reading along with her, I am enjoying them too. The third book is her favorite so far as well! We also read "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and enjoyed finding your allusions in Book 1.