Sherlock Sam and the Vanished Robot in Penang (book 5)
Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club are off to Penang for a holiday! Of course, Sherlock Sam can’t go anywhere without bumping into a mystery. An antique tin robot vanishes from a toy museum without a trace! Did it walk off on its own? Was it teleported away? Will Singapore’s Greatest Kid Detective be able to resist all the local delicacies and focus on his most dangerous case yet?
“Married writers Adan Jimenez and Felicia Low-Jimenez...have a winner in young Singaporean detective Sherlock Sam and his robot sidekick Watson. Their adventures are fun for kids and provide a delicious local alternative to the traditional Enid Blyton books of mystery and adventure.”
—Akshita Nanda, The Sunday Times
“Watch out, Encyclopedia Brown! With the wit of Sherlock Holmes and grit of Sam Malone, Sherlock Sam is the new kid detective on the scene.”
—Daniel Nayeri, author of Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow
“Sherlock Sam is an approachable, fun and easy read that has everything you could ask for in a mystery story: a robust cast of unique and interesting characters, a chase scene, and just the right level of solvability (that is to say, the reader CAN solve the case before the detective, but it’s not easy!) The bonus materials are great too. Fingers crossed: I’m hoping for a deluxe edition of Sherlock Sam that comes with a Four Square ball, sidewalk chalk, and all the ingredients I need to make Horchata!”
—Blake Henry, illustrator of Chronal Engine: A Prehistoric Time-Travel Adventure
“A thrilling kid’s detective romp.”
—Otto Fong, author of Sir Fong’s Adventures in Science
“Sherlock Sam and Watson are set to become one of Singapore’s favourite detective duos! Watson’s deadpan one-liners had me laughing out loud.”
—Emily Lim, award-winning author of Tibby, the Tiger Bunny and Prince Bear & Pauper Bear
About the Authors
A.J. Low is a husband-and-wife writing team. Adan Jimenez was born in the San Joaquin Valley in California to Mexican immigrant parents. He became an immigrant himself when he moved to Singapore after living in New York for almost a decade. He has worked for comic book stores, book stores, gaming stores and even a hoagie sandwich shop once. He loves comics, LEGOs, books, games (analog and video), Doctor Who and sandwiches.
Born and raised in Singapore, Felicia Low-Jimenez has been a geek for most of her life and has written a lot of fanfiction. She was a bookseller and now works in publishing. She spends most of her free time reading, napping and eating chocolate. If she leaves the house, it’s usually to go to a bookstore.
The Sherlock Sam series has won the International Schools Libraries Network’s Red Dot Awards for 2013–2014, and the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards three times. The books have also been published in North America, Indonesia, Turkey and South Korea. An animated series is now in production.
About the Illustrator
Andrew Tan (also known as drewscape) is a full-time freelance illustrator and an Eisner-nominated comic artist. He illustrates for print ads, magazines and also enjoys storyboarding and illustrating for picture book projects. During his free time, he's always creating his own comics for the fun of it. In his home studio you'll find an overflow of art tools of all kinds as he loves experimenting with them. He has already too many fountain pens and tells himself that he will stop buying more. Andrew published his first graphic novel, Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise, in 2012.
Size: 215 x 140mm
Published: February 2014