…two adventurers who just happen to be eleven years old.

Our story begins where another ends: Sherlock Holmes's disappearance during a trip to Switzerland, probably in the Reichenbach Falls (Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle).

  • An incredible journey, as in the best adventure classics, with chance-encounters between the protagonists and some of literature’s finest characters – the Canterville Ghost, Three Men in a Boat, Dracula, Heidi and Monsieur Poirot…

  • An amusing, intelligent book, packed with literary quotes from the best tradition.


The Exceptional Adventure of Sherlock Holmes's Secret Son

News of Sherlock Holmes’s disappearance reaches an orphanage twenty miles south of London. Certain the famous investigator is his father, David Pip escapes with a friend to London, and then Europe, to shed some light on the case.

The Son of Sherlock Holmes

David and his friend Calum are working in Baker Street with Doctor Watson. One day, a certain John Snow knocks on the door… For David, it’s time to show he really is Holmes’s son!


GENRE Adventure / Detective
FIRST PUBLISHER Rizzoli (Italy), 2009-2018


Guido is one of the most famous Italian children’s book writers. He writes for newspapers, cinema and television. Author of over one hundred books, his stories have been translated into many languages and have won all the major literary prizes dedicated to writing for children, such as the Italian Andersen in 2009, 2015 and 2018, and the Strega Children’s Prize in 2019.