Sherlock Sam and the Ghostly Moans in Fort Canning (book 2)
Second Runner-Up, Popular Readers’ Choice Awards 2013, English Children’s Books Category
Recommended by the National Library Board, Singapore
The adventures of Sherlock Sam continue! Together with his loyal sidekick robot Watson, Sherlock Sam is fast becoming Singapore’s Greatest Kid Detective!
In Sherlock Sam and the Ghostly Moans in Fort Canning, mysterious sounds fill the air at one of Singapore’s most-loved historical attractions. Ghosts don’t exist, or do they? Will this mystery prove too difficult for Sherlock Sam to solve?
“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, Twisted Journeys #22: Hero City, and My Boyfriend Is a Monster #1: I Love Him to Pieces
“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 insatiable appetite to sample Singapore’s popular foods and 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
“A thrilling kid’s detective romp in the grand tradition of Famous Five, with a lovable robot and delicious Peranakan food!”
—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! Sam’s preoccupation with food struck a familiar chord with the Singaporean in me and Watson’s deadpan one-liners had me laughing out loud. What afun-filled, food-filled adventure story! This is a delicious read that will certainly warm your heart like a good serving of ayam buah keluak!”
—Emily Lim, award-winning author of Tibby, the Tiger Bunny and Prince Bear & Pauper Bear
“Watson is a delightful creation. He follows a rich line of great robot companions from Star War’s R2D2 to Star Trek’s Data; no detective should leave home without one!”
—Sonny Liew, Eisner-nominated author of Malinky Robot
“A genius kid detective would be good. A genius kid detective with a wise-acre robot sidekick is even better. Add a wicked sense of humor and you’ve one of the sharpest, funniest books you’ll read all year.”
—Hal Johnson, author of Immortal Lycanthropes
“Funny and witty...The display of local knowledge is a clear show of research work done by the writers [and] the illustrations by drewscape add extra charm to the book.”
—Melissa Mak, Weekend Notes
“I kept reading because I wanted to know who was responsible for the moans and I liked the ending! But never read this book at night alone.”
—Greta Roberts, 9, in Expat Living Singapore
“[Sherlock Sam] might just prove himself to be the greatest kid detective that ever was.”
—Lester J Wan, The Weekender Singapore
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: March 2013