Sherlock Sam Series

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Winner of Red Dot Book Awards 2013-2014, Younger Readers’ Category, 1st Place
Selected for National Library Board’s READ! Singapore 2014

Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong (book 1)

Synopsis
Meet Sherlock Sam, Singapore’s greatest kid detective. With his trusty robot Watson, Sherlock Sam will stop at nothing to solve the case, no matter how big or small!

In Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong, Auntie Kim Lian’s precious Peranakan cookbook disappears, and Sherlock Sam cannot eat her delicious ayam buah keluak anymore! Will Sherlock Sam be able to use his super detective powers to find this lost treasure?

 

Second Runner-Up, Popular Readers’ Choice Awards 2013, English Children’s Books Category
Recommended by the National Library Board, Singapore

Sherlock Sam and the Ghostly Moans in Fort Canning (book 2)

Synopsis
The adventures of Sherlock Sam continue! Together with his loyal sidekick robot Watson, Sherlock Sam is fast becoming Singapore’s Greatest Kid Detective!

In Sherlock Sam and the Ghostly Moans in Fort Canning, mysterious sounds fill the air at one of Singapore’s most-loved historical attractions. Ghosts don’t exist, or do they? Will this mystery prove too difficult for Sherlock Sam to solve?

 

Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah (book 3)

Synopsis
Get ready for Sherlock Sam’s latest adventure, this time, in an international school in Singapore!

In Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah, Sherlock Sam is all set to discover what an international school in Singapore is really like, but one of the students is receiving strange letters that are causing grave concern. Can Singapore’s Greatest Kid Detective use his super intelligence to help his new friend?

 

Shortlisted for Popular Readers' Choice Award 2014, English (Children) Category

Sherlock Sam and the Ailen Encounter on Pulau Ubin (book 4)

Synopsis
When weird things happen while camping on Pulau Ubin, Sherlock Sam is convinced that aliens are to blame! Eager to investigate, Sherlock Sam and his not-so-eager sidekick robot Watson journey into the wilderness and discover a mystery that’s out of this world. Will these close encounters get the better of Singapore’s Greatest Kid Detective, or will he prove to be of a higher life form?

 

Sherlock Sam and the Vanished Robot in Penang (book 5)

Synopsis
Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club are off to Penang for a holiday! Of course, Sherlock Sam can’t go anywhere without bumping into a mystery. An antique tin robot vanishes from a toy museum without a trace! Did it walk off on its own? Was it teleported away? Will Singapore’s Greatest Kid Detective be able to resist all the local delicacies and focus on his most dangerous case yet?

 

Sherlock Sam and the Cloaked Classmate in MacRitchie (book 6)

Synopsis
In the sixth book of this series, Sherlock Sam encounters his most important mystery yet! His classmate has gone missing at MacRitchie Reservoir, and no one can find him. Fearing the worst, Officer Siva refuses to let the Supper Club help, but there’s never been a mystery Sherlock, Watson and their friends could ignore!

This book is also the first of The Fiendish Mastermind Trilogy! An exciting trilogy that will keep you at the edge of your seat.

 

Sherlock Sam and the Stolen Script in Balestier (book 7)

Synopsis
After getting in trouble with his parents over the mayhem in MacRitchie, Sherlock Sam was forced to disband the Supper Club. However, his arch-nemesis continues to taunt him.

This time, the top-secret final script of Singapore’s most popular television series is stolen! Can Sherlock Sam, Watson and their friends resolve the dastardly plot twists in their way? Stay tuned to find out!

 

Shortlisted, Popular Readers' Choice Awards 2015, English (Children) Category

Sherlock Sam and the Fiendish Mastermind in Jurong (book 8)

Synopsis
Watson has been kidnapped by Sherlock Sam’s arch-nemesis! Will Sherlock and the Supper Club be able to decipher the baffling riddles that the fiend has set before them…before it’s too late? Or will Sherlock’s trusty teammate be lost forever? Discover what happens in the exciting conclusion of The Fiendish Mastermind Trilogy!

 

Sherlock Sam and the Obento Bonanza in Tokyo (book 9)

Synopsis
Inspector Lestrade and Interpol have a mystery that only the Supper Club can unravel. Sherlock Sam, Watson and their friends have to travel to Tokyo, Japan, and eat their way through a baffling series of clues before they can solve the tasty crime! Will Sherlock Sam prevail? Or will everything get lost in translation, leaving our intrepid detectives cold and hungry?

 

1st Prize winner of the Popular Readers' Choice Awards 2017 in the English (Children) Books Category 

Shortlisted for the Singapore Book Awards 2017 (Best Middle Grade/Young Adult Title)
Shortlisted for the Popular Readers' Choice Awards 2016 - English (Children) Books Category

Sherlock Sam and the Quantum Pair in Queenstown (book 11)

Synopsis:
The Supper Club encounter strange and impossible phenomena near Dad’s workplace, and Sherlock Sam suspects that the weirdness is caused by alternate realities bleeding into his own. Together with Watson and the rest of the Supper Club, Sherlock Sam works to stop universes from colliding, lest they face a crisis of infinite Watsons spouting sarcasm everywhere they turn! 

 

Sherlock Sam's Orange Shorts (book 11.5)

Synopsis:
This special collection of short stories gives a glimpse into the alternative realities introduced in Sherlock Sam and the Quantum Pair in Queenstown, where different versions of the gang throughout time and space exist, from Ōnāy-359 and an Ancient Land That Was Not China to the town of Tumbleweed and a Place That Is Not on Any Map. It’s Nazhar, Moran, Wendy, Mom and Dad, Officer Siva and Inspector Lestrade, Jimmy, Eliza, Watson, and Sherlock Sam as you’ve never seen them before!

 

Shortlisted for Singapore Book Awards 2018, Best Middle Grade/Young Adult Title

Sherlock Sam and the Fiendish Heist in London (book 12)

Synopsis
In a sudden turn of events, the Fiendish Mastermind calls the Supper Club to London to solve the mystery of a new criminal genius who is even more fiendish than he ever was! Sherlock Sam, Watson and the Supper Club have to race against the clock to discover the brains behind the crimes that have left the London police baffled. The thrills and restaurants of London will have to take a backseat as Sherlock Sam and gang come head-to-head with their most devious adversary yet!

 

Sherlock Sam and the Mysterious Mastermind in Seoul (book 13)

Synopsis
In Sherlock Sam and the Mysterious Mastermind in Seoul, the Supper Club must chase their new adversary to South Korea where many cryptic conundrums await them! With Watson and Moran behaving strangely, will Sherlock and the Supper Club be able to puzzle their way through the various challenges set before them? Or will they be run ragged by their most rascally rival yet? Find out in the concluding instalment of the Battle of the Brains Duology!

 

About the Authors
The writers behind the pseudonym A.J. Low are the husband-and-wife team, Adan Jimenez and Felicia Low-Jimenez. Born in California to Mexican immigrant parents, Adan became an immigrant himself when he moved to Singapore after graduating from New York University with a Literature degree. He previously co-wrote a children’s book, Twisted Journeys #22: Hero City. He loves comics, LEGO®, books, movies, games (analog and video), Doctor Who and sandwiches, and one day hopes to own a store that sells all these things.

Felicia was born and raised in Singapore. She spent most of her childhood with her head in the clouds and her nose buried in a book, and now daydreams of owning her own bookstore. She has a graduate degree in Literary Theory, and the Sherlock Sam series is Felicia’s debut writing effort, after accumulating years of experience buying, selling and marketing books.

About the Illustrator
Andrew Tan (also known as drewscape) is a full-time freelance illustrator and an Eisner-nominated comic artist. He illustrates for print ads, magazines and also enjoys storyboarding and illustrating for picture book projects. During his free time, he's always creating his own comics for the fun of it. In his home studio you'll find an overflow of art tools of all kinds as he loves experimenting with them. He has already too many fountain pens and tells himself that he will stop buying more. Andrew published his first graphic novel, Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise, in 2012.