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3 of a Kind

(Knightley & Son #3)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  15 reviews
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 a
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 7th 2016 by Bloomsbury Children's Books
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Ms. Yingling
ARC from the publisher (Lizzy Mason)

Darkus Knightley still doesn't quite trust his father, detective Alan Knightley, and he knows that his stepfather, t.v. personality Clive, is completely bonkers. He's ready to give up investigating, but when Bogna the housekeeper disappears, he knows he must help Bill and the rest of the team find her. The search takes him to the US, where things are so very odd, although Darkus chooses not to complain about the way we serve tea! The Combination sabotages the
Anita McDivitt Barrios
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, paranormal
We picked up this paranormal detective series at the library, after a recent re-release with the new cover art. My son and daughter devoured them.

The context: Darkus' father, a private-detective in London who veers toward the paranormal for explanations of weird events, has been in a coma for four years. Darkus reads his father's case files to feel closer to him, while he's sleeping, and learns the family business. Then his father wakes, and they're on the hunt for a shadowy, paranormal group ca
Nov 18, 2018 rated it liked it
This middle school grade book is the third of a trilogy, and as seems to be the case lately, I had not read the first two books. As is also the case usually, I was able to understand the characters and their relationships fairly quickly.

Darkus Knightly is the kid detective and working with his father, Alan, and stepsister, Tilly try to find and capture the criminal organization known cryptically as the COMBINATION. Intriguing.

The plot was good, and the twists and turns keep the reader trying t
Susan B
Mar 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Good book for 12 - 13 year old boys. Darkus and Tilly travel to the USA with Knightley senor to rescue his housekeeper Bogna. Uncle Bill follows behind to help find his love and save the trio in the desert.
Aug 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, read-in-2017
Probably my least favorite in the series.

The plot just wasn't as strong or intriguing as previous books.
Bruce Gargoyle
I received a print copy of this title from Bloomsbury Australia for review.

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While Darkus is trying to put detective work behind him, Bogna goes missing after leaving for an internet date. The Knightley's will be drawn across the pond, through desert and classified areas before they get to the bottom of the mysterious game in which Bogna is a pawn.

Three of a Kind takes on a “road trip” format, with Darkus, Tilly and Alan jetting off to the USA in pursuit of housekeeper Bogna, w
Sharon Tyler
Nov 03, 2016 rated it liked it
3 of a Kind is the third book in the Knightley & Son series of middle grade novels by Rohan Gavin. This is a series that should be read in order, especially since the conflicts of this story are directly related to the previous mysteries. 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 going ...more
Linda Todd
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: my friends
Recommended to Linda by: A gift from author
Shelves: my-fab
Amazing story this book can be read by all ages. It was a fabulous gift from the author and I thank this author Rohan Gavin for the privilege and pleasure of reading this wonderful book. A fabulous modern day detective story this book had danger, action, & 2 scotts men with there colourful language. A truly exquisite mystery in which it had you on the edge of your seat a thrilling delight. This book I would be delighted to recommend to my friends again my thanks to the wonderful author Rohan ...more
Mar 21, 2016 marked it as to-read
I haven't read this book yet but - what is with the new cover design? It's doing absolutely nothing for me and it is also going to ruin my collection. I have the first two books in their old black covers and this one is going to stand out like a sore thumb. Disappointed.
But I still want to read the book.
Dec 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I recently won this book in the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

Totally different from what I usually read, but I did enjoy. I shall now pass this book on to my younger brother who has been making it quite obvious that he wants to read it.
T.J. Burns
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Stephanie Mohler
ARC from NetGalley
Not my favorite of the series.
Abby Lewis
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Gave this to my younger sister to read.
She said she loved it.
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book. I can't wait for the next one.
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Jul 19, 2018
This one gets crazy and goes to America. Glad it ends with a bang. Still a lot of missing pieces.
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