ARTHUR AND THE GREAT DETECTIVE by Alan Coren

ARTHUR AND THE GREAT DETECTIVE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Arthur the kid's latest adventure occurs on a transatlantic crossing, where he meets Sherlock Holmes and Watson and outdoes Holmes at his own deduction game on their first meeting. There's also a Scotland Yard inspector on board, guarding the Dutchess of Cricklewood's priceless ruby. But while the great detectives are running around after a red-bearded man they suspect of jewel thievery, Arthur tracks down the real thief, a not-very-villainous peg-legged boatswain who has stolen a manuscript from two other famous passengers. (As Mr. Gilbert had put it in a squabble with Mr. Sullivan, ""Patience is gone!"") It all hinges on motivation more farfetched than in any G&S opera, but it's frothy fun as usual. (However, kids young enough for Arthur might have to be introduced to his fellow passengers.)

Pub Date: March 27th, 1980
Publisher: Little, Brown