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Joe Sherlock, Kid Detective, Case #000001: The Haunted Toolshed (Joe Sherlock #1)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Why are cakes vanishing into thin air? How can a mailbox disappear without a trace? When did something evil move into Mr. Asher's toolshed?

Strange and unexplained things are happening on Baker Street after dark, and Joe Sherlock must come face-to-face with the things that go bump in the night. Even though a cold tingle of terror gallops down his spine like a herd of wild g...more
ebook, 128 pages
Published April 14th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published May 23rd 2006)
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Knuckleheaded Noir

I just came across this series and thought it looked interesting enough to give it a try. What a nice find.

Joe Sherlock is another in the honorable list of kid detectives for early readers. A few pages in I was concerned because it looked like he might just be a standard doofus, and this might be another fart and booger fest. But no. Once this book gets up and running it is very funny in all the ways early readers should be funny - silly, gross, witty, unpredictable, clever and...more
Sarah W
Joe Sherlock's first official case is full of misadventures and hangups, from getting stuck with his sister's girly backpack stuffed with detecting supplies to accidental beheadings of innocent cement rabbits. Joe ends up tangled up with a mysterious van, a police officer looking for him and sprints through the night that leave him looking like something a truck ran over. There's plenty of sibling conflict and parental mayhem on the side. (Don't answer the phone thinking it is your sister and as...more
This is actually pretty funny. I may need to get these for our collection ... they would be great for the boys that don't really want to read Junie B or Magic Tree House and keep trying to check out Skulduggery Pleasant.

My favorite line? From page 69
"I'm convinced that my little sister is not good for my mental health."
Jack read this for his mystery book report, so of course I read it too. It was funny and fairly believable, I loved his kid sister. I'll keep buying them for the library.
Nov 23, 2012 Northern rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children who love a good mystery
I've read all the Joe Sherlocks except #6. Love these stories. Still trying to get my hands on that last one, and hope the author adds more to the series.
Anna Francesca
Potty humor may absolutely appeal to third-grade-boys, but I found that it was too over-the-top for me to stomach.
Mrs. Tomczak
Easy book to read...this is about a very funny detective who solves crimes. These are fast books to read!
Tamara the Librarian
Fun, quick, easy read. LOTS of simile usage in story. Listened to it on cd.
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
This one will be a big hit with my 2nd to 4th graders who like mysteries.
Beckett Geary
I like everything about this book, so read it. it is funney
Apr 13, 2011 Jen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kaulin
Shelves: youth, suspense
Pretty cute book. Mikey, of course, loved it!
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