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The Initiation

(2016)
(The first book in the Lock and Key series)
A novel by

 
 
The New York Times best-selling author of the Peter and the Starcatchers and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the riveting first tale of the Lock and Key trilogy about the origins of the rivalry between literature's most famous enemies - Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty - told from the perspective of James' observant little sister, Moria.

Before James grew up to be a ruthless, remorseless villain, he was a curious boy from Boston, with a penchant for trouble and an acid tongue. Thrown into a boarding school against his wishes, James winds up rooming with a most unlikely companion: a lanky British know-it-all named Sherlock Holmes ("Lock" to his friends). An heirloom Bible donated by the Moriarty family more than 100 years ago has gone missing, and it doesn't take long for the two to find themselves embroiled in the school-wide scandal. The school is on lockdown until it's found, strange clues keep finding their way to James, and a secret society lurks behind it all.

It's a brave new reimagining of 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 Initiation

Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Initiation (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Lock and Key)
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
ISBN: 0-606-40075-3 / 978-0-606-40075-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lock and Key: The Initiation
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
ISBN: 0-06-239901-2 / 978-0-06-239901-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lock and Key: The Initiation
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
ISBN: 0-06-239902-0 / 978-0-06-239902-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lock and Key: The Initiation
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
ISBN: 1-4417-1336-0 / 978-1-4417-1336-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lock and Key: The Initiation (Lock and Key Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
ISBN: 1-4417-4896-2 / 978-1-4417-4896-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Lock and Key: The Initiation (Lock and Key Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
ISBN: 1-4417-4899-7 / 978-1-4417-4899-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lock and Key: The Initiation
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lock and Key: The Initiation
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lock and Key: The Initiation
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lock and Key: The Initiation
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
Publisher: HarperCollins
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