Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah

illus. by drewscape. 144p. (Sherlock Sam: Bk. 3) Andrews McMeel. Nov. 2016. Tr $26.99. ISBN 9781449486143.
Gr 1–3—Junior detective Sam and his friends, aka Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club, are back on the case in their third mystery set in Singapore. Police officer Siva needs Sam's help finding out who is sending menacing letters to a boy at the Enterprise International School. Are the letters part of the latest game called Chain Mail? And why do all the letters threaten the boy's father, a local award-winning author? Science-loving Sam; his sidekick robot, Watson; his friends; and his sister use their skills and curiosity to solve the mystery. This title featuring a diverse cast of characters has accessible writing, large font, and black-and-white illustrations throughout. Back matter includes a glossary and a list of characters and activities related to food and games from the book.
VERDICT This latest installment starring the appealing junior detective will be welcomed where others in the series are popular.

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