Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars #1: The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas

Series: Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars

by Tracy Mack, Michael Citrin, Illustrated By Greg Ruth

Orchard Books
April 2009

Ages 11 – 12 . Grades 6 – 7

Library of Congress: 2005034000

DRA: 50

Guided Reading: V



If you have not heard about the world's most brilliant crime solver of all time, the consulting detective, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, you have undoubtedly spent your years beneath a large rock -- for much has been written about him. Those familiar with Mr. Holmes know that a gang of homelss boys, called the Baker Street Irregulars, assisted him in his crime solving.
When a murder at the circus unravels another, far more treacherous crime, the master detective and the boys of the BSI must pursue terrifying villians to solve this mystery, dodging danger at every turn....
Tracy Mack

Tracy Mack is the author of two celebrated novels: BIRDLAND, a Book Sense Top Ten Book, a Sydney Taylor Award Honor Book, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and DRAWING LESSONS, a Booklist Top Ten First Novel and a Teen People NEXT Award Finalist.
Michael Citrin is an attorney and has been a Sherlock Holmes fan since he was a young boy.
Together they have written the Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars series published by Orchard Books. Tracy and Michael are married and live in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with their three young children.
Greg Ruth

Greg Ruth has written and drawn stories for Dark Horse Comics, DC/Vertigo Comics, Fantagraphics, and the New York Times. He is also the illustrator of Our Enduring Spirit, a picture book edition of President Barack Obama's first inaugural address, and the creator of the graphic novel The Lost Boy. Greg lives and works in western Massachusetts. Visit his website at


Paperback / softback

Perfect-bound Paperback

ISBN: 9780545069397

272pp. | 5-¼ x 7-⅝