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The Improbable Tales of Baskerville series

The Improbable Tales of Baskerville Hall Book 2: The Sign of the Five

Arthur must solve the mystery behind a poisoned Sherlock Holmes.

When Arthur Conan Doyle returns to Baskerville Hall, a secretive school for extraordinary students, he’s excited to begin winter term with the friends he loves. However, soon after his arrival, a dangerous foe threatens his favorite professor, Sherlock Holmes, and all signs seem to point to a force that Arthur had hoped he’d seen the last of… the Green Knight. But Sherlock isn’t the only target; others begin to fall prey as well. The question is: How are they all connected?

In the ultimate race against time, Arthur will have to dodge old enemies, befriend new faces, and brave encounters with spirits to solve the mystery before it’s too late. But there are more puzzles to solve than one; it seems a new term at Baskerville Hall may test not only Arthur’s wits… but his friendships too.


Praise for the Improbable Tales of Baskerville Hall Series:
★ “A tantalizing playground for inquisitive minds.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

★ “A well-paced, exciting story in which stalwart heroes attempt to outwit inscrutable villains…Readers who love adventure stories are sure to enjoy the experience.” —ALA BooklistSTARRED REVIEW

“A bold and thrilling reimagining of Arthur Conan Doyle’s early life, filled with students and teachers who the world would later come to know so well, including Dr. Watson, James Moriarty, and, of course, Sherlock Holmes.” —The Conan Doyle Estate

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Ali Standish

Ali Standish’s award-winning and bestselling books include the Carnegie-nominated The Ethan I Was Before, August Isle (titled The Secret Summer in the UK), Bad Bella, The Climbers, How to Disappear Completely, The Mending Summer, and Yonder. Her books have received starred reviews, have been named as Indies Introduce and Indies Next titles, and have been nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards. She grew up splitting her time between North Carolina and several imaginary worlds. The only award she ever won in school was for messiest desk, but that didn’t stop her from going on to get degrees from Pomona College, Hollins University, and obtaining a master’s degree in Children’s Literature from the University of Cambridge. Ali also spent several years as a teacher/program administrator in the Washington DC Public School system. She still spends most of her time in her imagination, but you might just spot her walking her two rescue dogs with her Finnish husband and their son around her neighborhood in Raleigh, North Carolina.

You can visit her online at alistandish.com.

Ali is represented by Chelsea Eberly.

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