KNIGHTLEY & SON: K-9 by Rohan Gavin, the much anticipated sequel to KNIGHTLEY & SON, is out today in the US from Bloomsbury.
Darkus Knightley, tweed-wearing, mega-brained, thoroughly logical 13-year-old investigator of the weird, was just getting used to having his dad back in his life. Then Alan Knightley went off-radar, again, leaving Darkus with a traumatised ex-bomb-disposal dog as his only partner in crime-solving. Now things are getting even stranger. Family pets are being savaged by a beast at a top London beauty spot. Policemen have been tracked and attacked by a particularly aggressive canine. And two curiously alert hounds seem to be watching Darkus’s house. No one is using the word werewolf – yet – but as the full moon approaches, it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to work out that someone or something sinister is messing with the minds of London’s dog population. A mysterious canine conspiracy is howling for the attention of Knightley & Son…
Published in the UK by Bloomsbury UK in August, K-9 has already been chosen as one of Sunday Express Summer Picks for Older Children 2014. KNIGHTLEY & SON was a Kirkus Best Children's Book of the Year 2014, a Sunday Times Pick of the Week, a Guardian Best Kids’ Book and a Daily Mail Summer Book Choice. The Guardian called it “full of intrigue, suspense and humour ... a modern day classic detective mystery” and the Daily Mail wrote “the tweed-loving Doc is a young Holmes for our times.” KNIGHTLEY & SON was also Shortlisted for the Stockton Children’s Book Awards 2014 and longlisted for Fantastic Book Awards 2014. Knightley & Son is also up for the Bolton Book Prize. Gallimard published KNIGHTLEY & SON in France last year.
Rohan Gavin is an author and screenwriter, and father. He lives in London and is now writing the third in the series KNIGHTLEY & SON: 3 OF A KIND.
US readers, who gave KNIGHTLEY & SON a warm welcome, have a treat in store with K-9. Look out for Detective Days on the Bloomsbury US Twitter account, 18-20 February, inspired by K-9, where readers will be discussing favourite detectives, mysteries, and authors!
Praise for KNIGHTLEY AND SON: K9
'The perfect case for father-and-son detective team, Knightley & Son' — Sunday Express, Best Children’s Novels Summer 2014
'Young fans of Sherlock Holmes will be happy to see this' — The Bookbag
'A teeth-gnashing thriller... it will have readers howling for a third' – Kirkus
‘A hair-raising adventure… I would highly recommend the trilogy to anyone who loves to get stuck into a great mystery or an action-packed thriller.’ – The Guardian