Lock and Key

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 293 ratings

Lock and Key: The Initiation Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of the Peter and the Starcatchers and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the riveting first tale of the Lock and Key trilogy about the origins of the rivalry between literature's most famous enemies - Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty - told from the perspective of James' observant little sister, Moria.

Before James grew up to be a ruthless, remorseless villain, he was a curious boy from Boston, with a penchant for trouble and an acid tongue. Thrown into a boarding school against his wishes, James winds up rooming with a most unlikely companion: a lanky British know-it-all named Sherlock Holmes ("Lock" to his friends). An heirloom Bible donated by the Moriarty family more than 100 years ago has gone missing, and it doesn't take long for the two to find themselves embroiled in the school-wide scandal. The school is on lockdown until it's found, strange clues keep finding their way to James, and a secret society lurks behind it all.

It's a brave new reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes series as only master of suspense Ridley Pearson could envision. As Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, says, "This tale will change the way you see Sherlock Holmes and leave you dying to know more".

©2016 Ridley Pearson (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Lock and Key: The Initiation

    • By: Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Ridley Pearson brings us the origins of the rivalry between literature's most famous enemies - Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty - told from the perspective of James' observant little sister, Moria. Before James grew up to be a ruthless, remorseless villain, he was a curious boy from Boston, with a penchant for trouble and an acid tongue. Thrown into a boarding school against his wishes, James winds up rooming with a most unlikely companion: a lanky British know-it-all named Sherlock Holmes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Misleading description

    • By Mark on 08-28-17

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 2

    • Lock and Key: The Gadwall Incident

    • By: Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 219

    In The Gadwall Incident, listeners get a glimpse into James' life a mere 24 hours before the tipping point - before life as he knows it changes irrevocably and his childhood slips into the shadows. Listeners will come to know the dangers that surround the Moriartys before James and Moria are sent off to the hallowed halls of Baskerville Academy, where they first meet the insufferable, inexhaustible Sherlock Holmes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Got me interested

    • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 09-02-16

    Regular price: $0.00