The latest addition to Rohan Gavin’s thrilling series KNIGHTLEY & SON has been published in the US by Bloomsbury this week. Kirkus have already given it a Starred Review, calling it 'a totally satisfying third round of bonding à la Knightley (you know, with kidnapping, sleuthing, disguises, and murder)' and with'more of a cinematic Fleming flavor than the earlier Conan Doyle–esque adventures: there are gadgets galore, action-filled brushes with death, and show-stopping settings.' Read the full review here.
The third title in the KNIGHTLEY AND SON series, 3 OF A KIND sees thirteen-year-old private eye Darkus Knightley embroiled deeper in mystery than he’s ever been before. 3 OF A KIND has already been published by Bloomsbury in the UK and Gallimard in France. Audible has just released the audiobook in the UK, narrated by Greg Wagland and Rohan Gavin will be on tour to US schools in October.
Despite trying to leave his detective ways behind to lead a normal teenage life, when his father's loyal housekeeper, Bogna, goes missing, Darkus Knightley must return to the family fold and follow the clues to America and the bright lights of Las Vegas. Alongside his father, Alan, and stepsister, Tilly, Darkus must once again face the deadly criminal organisation, the Combination - and this time, all bets are off. With danger at every turn, Knightley and Son will need an ace or two up their sleeves in order to win this game. Will the odds be in our detective duo's favour? Or will this be the Knightleys' final roll of the dice?
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KNIGHTLEY & SON was a Kirkus Best Children's Book of the Year 2014, a Sunday Times Pick of the Week, as well as Guardian Best Kids’ Book and a Daily Mail Summer Book Choice. It was also shortlisted for the Stockton Children’s Book Awards 2014 and the Bolton Children’s Fiction Award 2014, longlisted for Fantastic Book Awards 2014, and received an honour from the International Literary Association Children’s and Young Adults' Book Awards. K-9 was chosen as one of Sunday Express Summer Picks for Older Children in 2014.
About Rohan Gavin
Rohan Gavin is a screenwriter and debut novelist. He lives in London and is writing the KNIGHTLEY & SON series, featuring a father-and-son detective duo.
Praise for the KNIGHTLEY & SON series:
‘Full of suspense, intrigue and humour this is a modern day classic adventure story.’ – Louise Haines, The Guardian
'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.’ – Louise Haines, The Guardian