Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah (book 3)
Get ready for Sherlock Sam’s latest adventure, this time, in an international school in Singapore!
In Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah, Sherlock Sam is all set to discover what an international school in Singapore is really like, but one of the students is receiving strange letters that are causing grave concern. Can Singapore’s Greatest Kid Detective use his super intelligence to help his new friend?
“Sherlock Sam is a worthy successor to beloved child sleuths like Encyclopedia Brown and Cam Jansen.”
—E.C. Myers, author of Fair Coin and Quantum Coin
“I am looking forward to seeing more of Sherlock. Keep these books coming!”
—Daphne Lee, children’s book columnist at The Star
“Hooray for Sherlock Sam! Simply awesome! This book is super fun, with adorable art and charming characters.”
—Evonne Tsang, author of Twisted Journeys #12: Kung Fu Masters
“An intriguing tale which will keep young readers eager to find out what happens next.”
—Clara Chow, My Paper
“A promising adventure series with Super Sleuth Sherlock Sam! His never-give-up attitude to solving mysteries will keep readers glued till the last page.”
—Adeline Foo, author of the bestselling series The Diary of Amos Lee
“Sparkles with intelligence and charm!”
—Eugene Tay, Monster Chief of Monsters Under the Bed
““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
“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
“If a genius kid and his robot sidekick solving mysteries presses any of your buttons, Sherlock Sam will be the find of the year for you. (This is) one of the sharpest, funniest books you’ll read all year.”
—Hal Johnson, author of Immortal Lycanthropes
“The main plot itself is engaging and exciting with no drop in pace and is perhaps the most dramatic and clever story yet. In addition, it is written in such a way that both children and adults can enjoy it together. Especially if you’re geeks!”
—Peter Lin, Here Be Geeks
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: May 2013