Lock And Key: The Initiation

Hardcover | September 20, 2016

byRidley Pearson

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“Will leave you dying to know more.”—Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series

The New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and the Starcatchers and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the riveting first tale of the Lock and Key trilogy about the origins of the rivalry between literature’s most famous enemies—Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty, told from the perspective of James’s observant little sister, Moria.

Before James grew up to be a ruthless, remorseless villain, he was a curious boy from Boston, with a penchant for trouble and an acid tongue. Thrown into a boarding school against his wishes, James winds up rooming with a most unlikely companion: a lanky British know-it-all named Sherlock Holmes (“Lock” to his friends). An heirloom Bible, donated by the Moriarty family more than a hundred years ago, has gone missing, and it doesn’t take long for the two to find themselves embroiled in the school-wide scandal.

The school is on lockdown until it’s found, strange clues keep finding their way to James, and a secret society lurks behind it all. It’s a brave new reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes series as only master of suspense Ridley Pearson could envision. As Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, says, “This tale will change the way you see Sherlock Holmes and leave you dying to know more.”

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“Will leave you dying to know more.”—Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson seriesThe New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and the Starcatchers and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the riveting first tale of the Lock and Key trilogy about the origins of the rivalry between literature’s most famous enemies—...

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James Moriarty is one of the greatest criminal masterminds the world has ever known. But before he became the scheming, remorseless villain he is now, he was just my older brother, James.James and I grew up like the Charles River and the cobblestone sidewalks that run alongside it—separate but inseparable. He was fast and rough as only...

Ridley Pearson was born in Glen Cove, New York on March 13, 1953. He was educated at Kansas University and Brown University. In the early 1970s, he was a musician and songwriter for a rock band, eventually writing more than 300 songs and the score for an award-winning documentary. Having honed his craft writing scripts for television s...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.21 inPublished:September 20, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062399012

ISBN - 13:9780062399014

Customer Reviews of Lock And Key: The Initiation

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great read! I read an advanced copy of this book and really enjoyed it! I liked how the story did not focus on young Sherlock Holmes but included him as a secondary character. This is a great book focusing on themes of problem solving, friendship, adjusting to new schools, and the importance of family. I would highly recommend it to young fans of adventure/ action/ mystery who are looking for a story without magic or fantasy.
Date published: 2016-07-20

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This novel spin on a familiar tale will pull in lots of fans.