Dr. Richard Kellogg, professor emeritus of psychology at Alfred State College, is the author of a new book titled “Barry Baskerville's Christmas Mystery” (Airship 27, 2020).
This is the seventh entry in a series of mysteries for children, and the book is available on the Amazon website. It contains beautiful color illustrations by noted Hawaiian artist Gary Kato.
As in previous adventures, young Barry has aspirations of becoming a famous detective like his hero, Sherlock Holmes. He likes to wear a deerstalker cap and examine everything he sees with a magnifying glass. The precocious youngster astounds and irritates his classmates and teachers with an endless series of riddles and logic problems.< /p>
In this mystery, Barry is enjoying the winter holiday with his family and friends. However, a nefarious robber has been stealing Christmas trees from the lawns of Watsonville residents. It requires all the young detective's powers of observation and deduction to identify the thief and solve the case.
“Barry Baskerville's Christmas Mystery” introduces young readers to the legendary Sherlock Holmes while enhancing their problem-solving skills. The story welcomes children into the magical realm of enchantment occupied by the great sleuth and his loyal colleague, Dr. John Watson.