Xander’s classmate Karim tells him about a famous amulet carved in the shape of Thoth, the Egyptian god of time. It was thought to be so powerful that it could turn back time one day every hundred years. And that day is in a week!
The amulet disappeared from a London museum years ago. Xena and Xander’s celebrated ancestor Sherlock Holmes tried to find it, but had no luck. The siblings are on the case—and so are mysterious foes who are trying to thwart and perhaps even harm them! Can Xander and Xena track down what Sherlock Holmes could not?
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year and Junior Library Guild selection. Also published in Japanese, Turkish, and Korean, and as an audiobook.
[T]he third mystery in the Sherlock Files series will please fans
intrigued by ancient Egypt, codes, danger, and the tantalizing
possibility of magic.
The action progresses pleasingly and the characters are a good mix of
caution and risk. Even better, the story features some London locales
and references to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories.
— School Library Journal
This exciting mystery visits Sherlock-familiar places throughout London,
and children interested in Egyptian gods and goddesses will enjoy all
that it has to offer.
— School Library Journal (review of audiobook)
This well-constructed book places the kids in the role of detectives,
which is fun and interesting for a middle reader. This chapter book
offers no illustrations; however, the story moves quickly. Some of the
details are a bit more complex, leaning toward more advanced readers. An
elementary or a middle school library would benefit from this book.
— Children's Literature
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