Author(s): Rohan Gavin
Meet Knightley and Son - two great detectives for the price of one ...Darkus Knightley is not your average 13-year-old: ferociously logical, super-smart and with a fondness for tweed, detective work is in his blood. His dad Alan Knightley was London's top private investigator and an expert in crimes too strange for Scotland Yard to handle, but four years ago the unexplained finally caught up with him - and he fell into a mysterious coma. Darkus is determined to follow in his father's footsteps and find out what really happened. But when Alan suddenly wakes up, his memory is wonky and he needs help. The game is afoot for Knightley Son - with a mystery that gets weirder by the minute, a bestselling book that makes its readers commit terrible crimes, and a sinister organisation known as the Combination ...A funny, warm, fantastical crime caper with an unlikely hero and a brilliant comic cast, perfect for fans ofSherlock and criminally good storytelling.
Sherlock Holmes meets Dirk Gently with a touch of Doctor Who - this brand new comedy thriller delivers big laughs and big adventures with real heart
A rousing page-turner with one fault: it ends -- Kirkus Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2014 Dangers are faced in London in an engaging, characterful debut ... with enjoyably convincing family relationships -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times, Pick of the Week Aimed at young adventurers, Rohan Gavin's Knightley & Son, for age 10+, perfectly combines comedy and crime-solving as young Doc Knightley tries to discover what caused his father, a private investigator, to fall into a coma. This is an engaging debut and the tweed-loving Doc is a young Holmes for our times -- Daily Mail Daily Mail Full of suspense, intrigue and humour, this is a modern day classic detective mystery -- Guardian Best New Children's Books, Summer 2014 Heaps of mystery, dry humour and tweed abound in this exemplar of crime fiction a la Doyle -- Kirkus Reviews starred review A lively romp which will certainly please young readers -- Books for Keeps Books for Keeps This is a fun crime novel for young readers ... hilarious and a bit scary, it's a good adventure -- bookwitch.com bookwitch.com Rohan Gavin has created a protagonist that readers will grow to love -- bookzone4boys.com bookzone4boys.com My inner twelve-year-old took to Darkus pretty much instantly ... it reminded me of the Artemis Fowl books ... I'd recommend for the young Sherlockian, crime aficionado, or action fan in anyone's life -- Bakerstreetbabes.com Bakerstreetbabes.com
Rohan Gavin attended Exeter College, Oxford and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he worked as a screenwriter. After developing a passion for hard-boiled detective fiction and outlandish conspiracy theories, he returned to London to write the Knightley & Son series. His ambition is to start a father-son detective agency, if his son will allow it.