Darkus Knightley is used to expecting the unexpected. An extraordinary crimesolver, with immense powers of deduction, and regularly found bedecked in tweed, Darkus is anything but the average 13 year old.
Despite trying to leave his detective ways behind and wanting to lead a normal life, when his father's loyal housekeeper, Bogna, goes missing, Darkus must return to the family fold to solve the mystery. Alongside his father, Alan, and his stepsister Tilly, Darkus follows the trail to America and the bright lights of Las Vegas where they must once again face the deadly criminal organization 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.
Awards for Knightley and Son:
Spring 2014 Kids IndieNext Pick
ABA Indies Introduce Pick
Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2014
* "Gadgets galore, action-filled brushes with death, and show-stopping settings . . . A totally satisfying third round of bonding Á la Knightley (you know, with kidnapping, sleuthing, disguises, and murder)." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Gavin has created a fun 'Sherlock Holmes'–style adventure, with modern twists and a bit of humor. The combination is skillfully done. This is a quick and fun read; a great choice for choice looking for a new mystery to dive into." -- School Library Journal, starred review, on Knightley & Son
* "Heroes, villains and settings are all fully realized through proficient description, and contemporary technology gives way to sheer brainpower. A rousing page-turner with one fault: It ends." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Knightley & Son