Note: I would like to thank Month9Books and author Lauren Baratz-Logsted for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour and to read these books!

Disclaimer: I received these books from the publisher at no cost to me in exchange for an honest review.


Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Pub. Date: February 21, 2017

Publisher: Month9Books

Format: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 150

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Stars – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Adventures of Sherlock Bones turns snooping on its floppy ear when one day, Dr. Jane Catson, a surgeon injured in the Cat Wars has an afternoon nap interrupted by a most unusual occurrence.
On the front lawn of her home, rather loud footsteps disturb her peace as Sherlock Bones, a Great Dane in a deerstalker claiming to be the greatest detective in the world arrives.
After a quick critical examination of the intrusive dog whose enormous body blocks the entire sun from view, Catson has her doubts. But that’s not all. The monstrously-sized creature makes an even more astonishing claim. He has come to live with her!
Before Catson can collect her thoughts into an intelligent rebuttal, Sherlock Bones has made himself quite at home, inventing things like a jetpack for her Castilian housekeeper-cook, a turtle named Mr. Javier and placing his gigantic food and water dishes next to hers.
But there’s no time for protest. The great detective and Dr. Catson have caught themselves their first case: A suspiciously dead human in a nearby abandoned building. Can Sherlock Bones and Dr. Catson crack the case before the killer strikes again? Or will their differences get in the way of solving Case File No. 1? One thing’s for sure, that would be a doggone shame.

Book One Review:

This is a very fun book to read! The characters are witty and spunky throughout the entire story. The mystery is well thought out and enjoyable to figure out. I do wish that this book was a bit longer, but the missing information was thankfully found in book two! 

I do love the fact the Dr. Catson is female. I think it adds to the overall interactions of the characters as well as the diversity. Overall, I give this book four stars.

Book Two:


Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Pub. Date: February 21, 2017

Publisher: Month9Books

Format: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 150

Find it: Goodreads|Amazon|B&N|TBD|Kobo|Google Play Books|Indiebound

 Stars – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

After being introduced to Sherlock Bones, the Greatest Detective in the World, in Case File #1: Dogged to Death, Dr. Jane Catson – surgeon and veteran of the Cat Wars – is back to share an all-new mystery adventure with readers. Despite all of Jane’s resistance, Bones is now living with her and her housekeeper/chef, the turtle with a jetpack, Mr. Javier. This time out, the mismatched duo’s investigations lead them to a case involving murder, of course, and – wait for it! – Utah. If there’s one thing readers can be certain of it’s that in this world, the animals are always smarter than the humans. Also, did we mention…Utah?

Book Two Review:

This book was just as enjoyable as the first. There was an excellent amount of character development from the first book and the banter was just as witty. 

I was both excited and disappointed that book two is a direct continuation of book one. I was excited because it gave a lot of background information missing from the conclusion of the first book. I was disappointed because I had been hoping for a new mystery to solve.

Overall Thoughts:

This is an enjoyable series. This author’s ability to take the beloved world of Sherlock Holmes and seamlessly transfer it to this world of talking animals, is brilliant! I love Sherlock Bones and Dr. Carson, I can’t wait to see more of these characters in the future.

I am recommending these books for reads 5th grade and up! Also, to anyone who loves Sherlock Holmes.

About Lauren:

Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of over 25 books for adults, teens and kids, including The Sisters 8 series for young readers which she created with her husband and daughter. She lives in Danbury, CT, with that husband and daughter as well as their marvelous cat, Yoyo.


Giveaway Details:

(1) winner will receive a pair of Great Dane Socks (pictured below) and a Bag of Wellness Brand Dor or Cat treats, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week 1:

2/20/2017- Susan Heim on Parenting – Guest Post

2/21/2017- Book Review Becca – Review

2/22/2017- Page Turners Blog – Excerpt

2/23/2017- Month9Books – Interview

2/24/2017- Lisa’s Loves (Books of Course) – Guest Post

Week 2:

2/27/2017- So Few Books – Interview

2/28/2017- Don’t Judge, Read – Interview

3/1/2017- S.E. Muir – Excerpt

3/2/2017-Mundie Kids – Excerpt

3/3/2017- I am not a bookworm! – Review

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As always, happy reading!