Barry Baskerville was one of the strangest boys in his hometown of Watsonville. Most of the boys in his class wanted to be astronauts, truck drivers, or cowboys. Barry thought that was silly. He was determined to become the world's most famous detective. He wanted to be just like Sherlock Holmes. Thus begins Barry Baskerville Solves a Case. A precocious school age boy who uses observation and deduction to befuddle and impress his classmates, teachers and parents in a tale brightly illustrated by artist Gary Kato intended for young readers (age 7-10).