book cover of The Downward Spiral

The Downward Spiral

(2017)
(The second book in the Lock and Key series)
A novel by

 
 
"Will leave you dying to know more." - Rick Riordan, author of the #1 bestselling Percy Jackson series

The New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and the Starcatcher and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the second riveting tale in the Lock and Key trilogy.

This bravely reimagined origin story of the rivalry of literature's most famous enemies - Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty - is told from the perspective of James's observant little sister, Moira.

At the thrilling conclusion to book one, we left off with James and Moira's father dying horribly and unexpectedly. Now the search is on to find out what

really

happened to their father. Did he fall or was he pushed? Sherlock, James, and Moira reluctantly partner up, trusting no one, not even each other, as they uncover a secret sect, a rare jewel, and a sordid history. Blood is spilled, trusts broken, and friendships lost in this story of how one simple mistake cost Father his life and James his heart, and sent the Moriartys spiraling ever downward.

It's a highly original and satisfying take on the Sherlock Holmes series as only master of suspense Ridley Pearson could envision. As Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, says, "This tale will change the way you see Sherlock Holmes and leave you dying to know more."

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Only a mastermind like Ridley Pearson could put such a fresh spin on the venerable story of Sherlock Holmes." - Rick Riordan


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Used availability for Ridley Pearson's The Downward Spiral

Hardback Editions

October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lock and Key: The Downward Spiral
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
ISBN: 0-06-239904-7 / 978-0-06-239904-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lock and Key: The Downward Spiral
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA