Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Adventures of Sherlock Bones: Dog Not Gone! (The Adventures of Sherlock Bones #2) by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

I have to admit I was very disappointed with Dog Not Gone! After thoroughly enjoying the first in this series Doggone, and rating it 5*, I was looking forward to an equally entertaining children’s story. 

Here is the link to that review:

The fun and wonderful characters including, Sherlock Bones (the greatest detective in the world), Dr. Jane Catson (his offsider and who’s house Bones has decided to move into), Mr Javier (a turtle who is employed as butler and cook) and the delightful Baker Street Regulars (a group of puppies led by Waggins) are all still there.

The story is a follow on from the first book and if you haven’t read Doggone there is no real purpose to read Dog Not Gone! This is because the book is taken up with Bones telling the story behind the mystery he had previously solved. I was getting bored by about halfway through but kept reading in the hope it would spark up.

There is also one additional character, Bones arch enemy, Professor Moriarty, a squirrel, but he only makes a couple of brief appearances that are not relevant to the story line. Such a pity.

I sincerely hope Lauren Baratz-Logsted continues with her Sherlock Bones stories with a return to solving another mystery or murder.

This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Unfortunately, I feel this story is only worthy of 2*