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Reviewed by Cloie Belle Daffon for Readers' Favorite
Arthur James Watson believes himself to be the greatest detective in the city. At sixteen years of age, he is poised to become the youngest graduate of the detective program in the London Police Academy’s history. He can easily untangle any crime that comes to his attention! However, when crime and mystery cross into the realm of the strange and fantastical, he will need a bit of help. Thankfully, his round table of faithful detective knights, each of them astounding in their unique way, is ready to help him get to the bottom of these strange cases. Arthur has not always been a believer in the mythical and impossible. As someone determined to overtake Sherlock Holmes’ legacy, he has stuck to logic, facts, and reality. But then a grand mystery threatens all of London and he is introduced to a whole new world. Join Arthur and his round table of sleuths as they unravel a web of supernatural mysteries in the first book of the Detective King Series: Magic and Mystery by LionBolt.
Arthur is a strong character that made a lasting impact on me from the start. He is brilliant and a bit too confident but I could feel his passion for solving mysteries and his adventures and encounters are exhilarating. LionBolt has created a marvelous, fantastical story and there is never a boring moment. I could hardly put it down once I started. Arthur’s rise from being a grumpy genius and lonesome detective to the charismatic king of detectives is amazing. The characters are distinctive and multi-faceted and the plot twists had me captivated. I was disappointed to reach the end and I can see myself rereading this to relive the exciting adventure of solving crimes and discovering the supernatural with Arthur and his knights. Overall, Magic and Mystery by LionBolt is a suspenseful and brilliant read! I recommend it.