The Adventures of Sherlock Bones Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Posted February 22, 2017 by sophie in Blog, Blog Tours, Giveaways / 0 Comments

The Adventures of Sherlock Bones Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

The Adventures of Sherlock Bones Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveawayby Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Published by Month9Books Source: Publisher Provided

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

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.


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

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?


Thanks to The Adventures of Sherlock Bones’ publisher, Month9Books we have an excerpt to share with you:

     “You were just going to tell me about a crime?” I prompted.

“That’s correct. I am, as Our Mutual Friend may have informed you, a consulting detective.”

“Our Mutual Friend never said anything about that.”

“Yes, well, from time to time, people come to me with – ” He stopped speaking as his long nose began to twitch. “Tomato?” he asked, pronouncing it wrong.

I nodded.


I nodded again.

Turtle?” he asked, looking puzzled this time.

I must confess, his sense of observation was impressive. Well, his nose’s was at any rate.

“Yes.” I nodded a third time. “That would be Mr. Javier.”

I turned and led us through a doorway into my well-equipped kitchen, Bones’s nose quivering and sniffing the whole way. I worried that next thing you know, he’d be drooling. Well, it did smell good.

We watched as Mr. Javier, his white apron tied securely behind his shell and his chef’s toque perched jauntily over one of his black eyes, carefully used a wooden spoon to stir the large boiling pots of pasta and sauce on the stove.

“That’s Mr. Javier,” I said. “He’s making lunch.”

“How extraordinary!” Bones said, observing the turtle. “Our Mutual Friend said you were intelligent, almost as intelligent as me – ”

Almost as intelligent as –

“But I never dreamt…” In an apparent state of awe, Bones approached the turtle, who – at this point – had stopped his stirring of the pasta pot and was now making his slow, inching progress for the canister of oregano. I do like a lot of oregano in my tomato sauce. Without asking permission, Bones picked up the turtle and turned him over, studying the underside closely as Mr. Javier’s tiny chef’s toque fell to the ground and his scaly little reptile legs waved helplessly in the air.

“But I don’t understand,” Bones said, clearly puzzled. Then he glanced up at me. “Where is the mechanism?”

“The mechanism for what?”

“This is a robot, isn’t it? A robot you’ve designed yourself?”

“I’m not a robot!” Mr. Javier cried in his native Castilian accent, speaking to Bones for the first time. I’d never seen Mr. Javier so outraged before and, frankly, I was outraged on his behalf.

“He’s not a robot!” I informed Bones. “He’s real! He’s a turtle, not to mention, my housekeeper and chef. Did I not say: That’s Mr. Javier!


(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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Be sure to check out the other tour stops for author interviews, reviews and chances to enter the giveaway:

Tour Schedule:

Week 1:

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

2/21/2017- Boom 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 KidsExcerpt

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

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.


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