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The Baker Street Irregulars: 1: The Adventure Of The Missing Detective: The Adventure of The Missing Detective (The Baker Street Irregulars, Edge) [Paperback]

Tony Lee , Dan Boultwood
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12 May 2011

With Sherlock Holmes missing, and the fair city of London ravaged by crime, the Baker Street Irregulars move into 221B Baker Street. When the Lord Mayor's daughter goes missing and they agree to help Eliza Mayhew find her grandfather, the Irregulars embark on their first case - and quickly discover that they are up against a sinister villain...

Follow the adventures of the Baker Street Irregulars as they hunt for clues and crime-solve their way across London in these full-colour graphic novels. This is book 1 in a new series written "in canon" by New York Times best-selling author Tony Lee, drawn by critically acclaimed artist Dan Boultwood, and supported by one of the world's foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes, Leslie S. Klinger.

Product details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Franklin Watts (12 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1445103427
  • ISBN-13: 978-1445103426
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 14.5 x 21.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 522,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A New York Times #1 Bestselling Author, Tony has spent over twenty years as a writer, mainly as a journalist for magazine and newspaper media. he has also written for TV and radio.

As a comic writer since 2004 he has written for Marvel Comics (including X-Men, Spider Man and Amazing Fantasy), Titan Publishing ( Wallace & Gromit, DreamWorks Tales), Panini Comics ( Doctor Who), Rebellion Publishing (2000ad, Judge Dredd: the Megazine) and AAM/Markosia (Starship Troopers, Hope Falls, Midnight Kiss, From The Pages of Bram Stoker's Dracula: Harker) among others.

He has been the 'showrunner' of IDW Publishing's Doctor Who license, writing the critically and commercially acclaimed mini series Doctor Who: The Forgotten and all issues of the subsequent ongoing IDW Doctor Who series. His Eleventh Doctor series began in January 2011.

His creator owned book for Walker / Candlewick Books, Outlaw: The Legend Of Robin Hood has also been a critical and commercial success, and has been a Junior Library Guild Fall 2009 selection, an American Library Association and New York Public Library 'best of 2010' for teens and a Children's Choice Awards 2010 finalist. The second in the series, Excalibur: The Legend Of King Arthur has been also nominated and praised by the American Library Association in their 2012 list.

His creator owned book for AAM/Markosia, From The Pages of Bram Stoker's Dracula: Harker was the first graphic novel sequel ever to gain an endorsement from a member of the Stoker family.

He has adapted Shadowmancer (G.P Taylor) as a 10 issue series of 22 page comics for AAM/Markosia, as well as the sequential art sections of books one to three of G.P. Taylor's The Doppleganger Chronicles. For Walker Books he has adapted the Raven's Gate series by Anthony Horowitz, the first due out in late 2010 with the second, Evil Star out in 2012.

Also released in late 2010 he adapted four of Anthony Horowitz's 'Horowitz Horror' tales - The Phone Goes Dead, Scared, The Hitchhiker and Killer Camera into graphic novellas for Franklin Watt / Hachette Childrens Books. In May / June 2011 he released four new 'Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars' books through them, alongside illustrator Dan Boultwood. Set in Sherlock Holmes canon and edited by consulting editor Leslie S. Klinger, these have already received critical acclaim.

In May 2010 his biggest adaptation yet, the adaptation of the New York Times best-seller Pride & Prejudice & Zombies was released by Del Rey books / Titan Books as Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: the Graphic Novel. This too became a New York Times best-seller, hitting #1 in the Graphic Novels section.

In 2009 Tony was invited to India as an ambassador on behalf of the British Council and toured three cities giving talks and workshops to schools and universities on writing and comics.

Outside of the printed media, he has created two serials for MTV Comics, and both a Doctor Who audio drama involving the Fifth Doctor and two Bernice Summerfield audios for Big Finish Productions.

On the 19th September 2011 he released his first novel, 'Dodge & Twist' onto the Amazon Kindle.

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"It's beautiful art - and there's a lot of story on the page. Lots of words are always good."

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Sherlock Holmes is believed dead - so who will step into his shoes? Well - a group of cheeky Victorian street urchins will try! Follow the adventures of the Baker Street Irregulars as they hunt for clues and crime-solve their way across London. This is a massive new graphic novel series that will be thoroughly enjoyed by both reluctant and confident readers.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A little gem of a graphic novel 7 Jan 2012
Back at the beginning of October I had the pleasure of meeting someone I have followed on Twitter for some time, writer Tony Lee, at another author's book launch in London. If you don't recognise the name then shame on you: Tony is a new York Times best selling writer, and has written for most of the big name comic publishers in the US and UK. He is also something of an expert at adapting other author's work for the graphic novel format, examples that immediately spring to mind including Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and the first in Anthony Hororwitz's Power of Five books, Raven's Gate. More exciting than anything for me though, he is currently working on a comic version of one of my all time favourite 80s TV shows - MacGyver.

During our conversation, we briefly touched on what was at that point the forthcoming release of Anthony Horowitz's new Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk. During that conversation we touched on Tony's own Sherlock Holmes related work, a series of four graphic novels for Franklin Watts' Edge, an imprint that specialises in books for reluctant readers. Tony's series does not focus on the activities of the great sleuth himself, but instead it follows the adventures of the infamous Baker Street Irregulars. For those of you who are not au fait with some of the plot details of the original Holmes stories, the Irregulars were a bunch of street urchins who Holmes occasionally employed to help him out.

The books, with illustrations by long-time Tony Lee collaborator Dan Boultwood, had been idling on my Amazon wishlist ever since I had first read about them here on the Geek Syndicate website, so on the way home on the train after the launch I used an app on my phone to treat myself to the first in this series, The Adventure of the Missing Detective.
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