Who will hold the winning hand? Sherlock meets Ocean's Eleven in this wickedly funny, action-packed crime caper.
Darkus Knightley is used to expecting the unexpected. An extraordinary solver of crimes, with immense powers of deduction, and regularly found bedecked in tweed, Darkus is anything but the average 13-year-old. But he is the person to call when strange goings-on are afoot!
Despite trying to leave his detective ways behind to lead a normal teenage life, when his father's loyal housekeeper, Bogna, goes missing, Darkus must return to the family fold and follow the clues to America and the bright lights of Las Vegas. Alongside his father, Alan, and stepsister, Tilly, Darkus must once again face the deadly criminal organization the Combination - and this time, all bets are off. With danger at every turn, Knightley and Son will need an ace or two up their sleeves in order to win this game. Will the odds be in our detective duo's favour? Or will this be the Knightleys' final roll of the dice?
Perfect for fans of Sherlock, this thrilling crime adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat.
I started listening to this series with my 11 year old son and we've both enjoyed all 3 books. It wasn't too "little kiddish" for my son and I liked that, in addition to it being a great story, there was nothing inappropriate for family listening. I think the narrator was good overall. My only criticism is that he does an almost unbelievably horrible American accent and there were a few American characters in this book. It really grated on my ears after a while. Overall it was very enjoyable and I really hope more books are added to the series.