My name is Samuel Tan Cher Lock, but I usually go by Sherlock Sam. My job? A Consulting Detective. With my grumpy robot Watson and my friends in the Supper Club, I will stop at nothing to solve your case, no matter how big or small!

In order to find out more about my cases, you’ll need to explore my website! What are you waiting for?

Also, don’t forget to like the Sherlock Sam Facebook page on the right so you can get updates on my investigations!

Ssam 10 Webslide
Ssam 9 Webslide
SSAM 8 Slide
SSam 7 Webslide
Sherlock Sam and the Cloaked Classmate in MacRitchie
Sherlock Sam and the Vanished Robot in Penang
Sherlock Sam and the Alien Encounter on Pulau Ubin
Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah
Sherlock Sam and Ghostly Moans in Fort Canning
Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong


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  1. Jayden Lim says:

    May I know when book 12 (Sherlock Sam’s Orange Shorts) is coming?

  2. Engracia says:

    Hi, sherlock sam!!!! I am a great fan of yours and would like to know when your next book would be published . I hope you are working on it!!!!

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hi Engracia,

      Thank you for writing to us and letting us know you like our books! It made our day πŸ™‚

      Our next book, Sherlock’s Orange Shorts should be out in June this year. We’ll post updates here and on our Facebook and Instagram pages so if you follow us there, you’ll get regular updates! πŸ™‚

      Thank you for writing to us!

      • Engracia says:

        I hope to read it soon. Can you come to my school,Riverside Primary School?

      • sherlocksam says:

        Hello! We’d love to come to your school, but we need to be invited. Talk to your English teachers and librarians and see what they say πŸ™‚

  3. treedjh says:

    after reading book 6 and above, i’ve observed that sam have been a bit salty to their friends/family and mostly payed more attention to the mysteries itself. ignoring at least half of their friends comments, being to straight forward (it’s not bad to have the mindset, if i’m being honest)
    i hope you don’t mind with my rant about sam, I’m just wondering why he was (too) eager to solve the mysteries that he ignored most of the comments. i might be wrong, so feel free to correct me haha

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hello! While it’s true that Sam can sometimes be too focused on the mystery (especially in Book 6, where he ignored some warnings from his friends and family), we do think that Sam listens to his family and friends when solving mysteries. Their observations and comments are usually crucial to the eventual solving of the mystery. That said, Sam does love mysteries, and he’s always going to be eager to solve them πŸ™‚

  4. Siva Meyiappan says:

    Hi Sherlock Sam! I am Siva, a avid reader of your detective stories. They are very fun! There is also a wide range of vocabulaey! I love it!! May I know what’s your latest upcoming book going to be released and the title of the book? Thank you.

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hello Siva! We’re very happy you like our books!

      The next book will be release in May or June this year, and will be called Sherlock Sam’s Orange Shorts! It will be a collection of short stories starring alternate versions of the Supper Club πŸ™‚

  5. Marianne tan says:

    Hey Sherlock Sam, I am a very big fan of your books and I can’t wait for the next book to come out by any chance is there a meet and greet 2017 soon in SG?

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hi Marianne,

      Thank you for writing to us and letting us know that you enjoy reading our books! It means a lot to us πŸ™‚
      The next book, Sherlock Sam’s Orange Shorts should be out in bookstores by end-June! We don’t have any plans for a meet-and-greet yet, but if we do, we’ll definitely put the details up on our Facebook and Instagram accounts! πŸ˜€

  6. Marianne tan says:

    Hey Sherlock Sam , I really like your book and I can’t wait for the next book! By any chance is there an meet and greet 2017?

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hello Marianne!

      We’re so sorry we missed your comment for almost a year! We don’t know what happened as we never got a notification! It is now 2018 and we definitely will have some sessions and workshops down the road. If you take a look at the Find Us At section on the right-hand side of this webpage, you’ll see where and when we’ll be showing up next πŸ˜€

      Again, we’re really sorry it took us so long to answer you!

  7. ilovebooks says:

    I find Watson and Moran funny. What inspired Moran though?

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hi there!

      Moran was inspired by the actual Moran from the original Sherlock Holmes’s series. Well, at least his name was. As for why Moran the robot, it was because we really wanted to write a robot battle scene between Moran and Watson. We actually didn’t expect him to stick around for so long πŸ™‚

  8. Silver Blaze says:

    I’ve just read the 12th, or I mean 11Ath book. Gotta say I love the parodies of different genres…especially the Get Smart story.

  9. Asher Tan says:

    Hi, BIG FAN although I’m a teenager. I was wondering who is the Dark Defender, it would be gr8 if u guys could tell me. And u two came to my school b4 and promoted your book, that’s how I found hours of entertainment. The school was Gong Shang Primary

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hi Asher,

      Thank you for writing to us and letting us know you’re a big fan! It means a lot to us. Wow, you’ve been reading our books for number of years already–that’s super awesome! And yes, we remember going to Gong Shan Primary πŸ˜€ Hee, well, the Dark Defender’s identity is still a secret because she might be appearing in another book so keep an eye out! πŸ˜€

  10. Engracia says:

    Hi, Sherlock Sam, I’ve read your latest book and is wondering when your next book would be published. Hope you’re working on it!!!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒ

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hi there! We’re actually working on Book 12: Sherlock Sam and the Fiendish Heist in London right now! πŸ˜€ Thanks for asking and we hope you like the latest book! πŸ™‚

  11. Anne Tan says:

    Which is your favorite book from the series?

  12. Jason says:

    Hi I just read Sherlock Sam in London and I loved it! When will the next book be out?

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hi Jason!

      Yay! We’re so glad you liked the new book!
      Well, we’re still in the planing stages of the next book but it should be out before June 2018. We hope πŸ™‚ We’ll definitely post updates on our website, Instagram, and Facebook accounts! πŸ™‚

    • sherlocksam says:

      Haha! The London one just came out! The next book won’t be out until next year, as we need time to write it still πŸ™‚

      We’re very happy you enjoyed the book, though πŸ˜€

    • Jorina Choy says:

      Hi! Do you have the new book yet? Its out in bookstores!

  13. Chng Wei Jun, Jerriel says:

    Hi Sherlock Sam! I like your books very much and I will borrow from the NLB Library usually after I have returned. I found out that there is a very limited amount of Sherlock Sam Books to be found in the NLB library. I wish you could do something about it. Thank you for your understanding!

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hi Jerriel,

      Thank you for writing to us and we’re very happy that you enjoy reading our books! Unfortunately, we don’t have any control over how many copies of our books NLB orders of our books though. Also, we know that while the libraries orders copies for all their branches, other readers have borrowed them at the same time you were looking for them. Perhaps you could check with your parents on how to reserve copies or check with the librarians? πŸ™‚

  14. Anne tan says:

    Hey Sherlock Sam,
    Are you going to the bookfest 2017?
    And who is your favorite character from star wars?

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hi Anne! We don’t have any events at Bookfest 2017 but we should be attending the awards ceremony πŸ™‚ Adan’s favourite character is Han Solo and Felicia’s favourite character is Ahsoka Tano. Who is your favourite character? πŸ™‚

  15. Anne tan says:

    Hey sherlock sam,
    Congrats on being 1st in the readers choice awards!!!!☺ I sooo proud and other than your books what are your favorite books??

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hi Anne,

      Thank you so much! We’re really excited about it and grateful that readers voted for us πŸ˜€

      Some of Adan’s favourite books are: Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, Watchmen by Alan Moore, The 13 Clocks by James Thurber, and Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman!

      It’s too hard for Felicia to pick her favourite books but she’s always loved The Naughtiest Girl in School by Enid Blyton, the Nancy Drew series, and right now, she super loves anything written by Ken Liu and NK Jemisin! πŸ˜€

      How about you? πŸ˜€

      • Anne tan says:

        My favorite books are of course your books,harry potter,percy jackson,hunger games,mount em,the devil and his boy by Anthony Horowitz and Lilly singh’s how to be a bawse!☺

      • sherlocksam says:

        Those are super awesome books πŸ™‚ Keep on reading lots and lots of books! We definitely will too πŸ™‚

  16. Shing fung says:

    When is book 14 going to be published?

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hi there, the new book should be out before June 2018 but we’ll post updates on our Facebook and Instagram accounts once we know for sure. Thank you for reading! πŸ™‚

  17. Anne tan says:

    Are you sad that Han died because kylo ren(aka ben solo)killed him?

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hello Anne!

      Sorry for the delay in our reply. Yes, we were very sad when Han died. He’s one of our favorite Star Wars characters!

      But we like Rey, Poe, and Finn a lot, so we still have plenty of favorite Star Wars characters πŸ˜€

  18. Jorina Choy says:

    When will the next sherlock sam book be coming? I love the series and got the whole collection!! From Keira

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hello Keira! We’re very happy to hear you are loving the series πŸ™‚ The next book will be out later this year, around August or September πŸ™‚

  19. Jorina Choy says:

    How can I be a great writer of detective novels? I am working on my own stories like my older brother. Thanks for the fun Sherlock Sam books!

  20. Jorina Choy says:

    Will there be any sherlock sam events in singapore?

  21. seexiyun says:

    can you come to our school,ZhengHua Primary

  22. Chng Wei Jun, Jerriel says:

    May I know Sherlock Sam is considered for what level to read?

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hello! 8-10-year-olds is the sweet spot, but we’ve heard from parents of 7-13-year-olds that they read the books as well πŸ™‚

      • Chng Wei Jun, Jerriel says:

        Yup I am 12 thought. I find it very interesting facts to read. E.g. Like the book it is located at Tokyo the food called ekiben and Donburi.

      • sherlocksam says:

        That’s great! That’s exactly why we put that kind of information in there. We find various facts interesting when we first learn about them, so we put them in our books hoping readers will find them interesting too πŸ™‚

  23. Ryan Chan says:

    Hi, Sherlock Sam !
    I just started reading the series, and I like the book very much. May I know the number of books in the series so far?

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hello Ryan! We’re happy to hear that you’ve started reading the series! There are currently 12 books in the main series, and one extra book of short stories. The 13th book in the main series will be coming out later this year πŸ™‚

      Happy reading!

  24. Ryan Chan says:

    Hi A.J. Low!

    Why do sherlock’s friends call him sherlock?

    • sherlocksam says:

      Because that’s what he likes to be called! He wants to be a great detective like Sherlock Holmes, and since his Chinese name is Cher Lock, which sounds like Sherlock, it’s his preferred name πŸ™‚

  25. Benjamin says:

    May I know when book 13 is coming out? I can’t wait to read it!

  26. Matthew Ethan Hazra says:

    Hi Sherlock, I read the bento bonanza and the fiendish heist in london! I love them!

  27. Harvin says:

    Where is officer siva in Sherlock sam and the alien encounter in pulau ubin?

  28. lozebe says:

    hi sherlock

    when is the mysterious mastermind in seoul coming out?
    P.S. the fiendish heist in London was good too πŸ™‚

  29. Mihir says:

    hi,can I know that when Sherlock Sam book 14 (Sherlock Sam and the burgled book in Kampong Glam) is coming? Thank you

  30. lozebe says:

    the korea book was good! πŸ™‚

  31. lozebe says:

    why is moran so polite(but Watson’s sarcasm is rubbing on him!) even if the card is removed?

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hello! The obedience chip that was removed was forcing him to do to whatever James told him to do, but not forcing him to be polite. Moran is just naturally polite, and without the obedience chip forcing him to obey, he can now politely say no when he doesn’t want to do something πŸ™‚

  32. Shivi says:

    I am getting more and more dissapointed in this series… the sherlock sam books are coming slower and slower. from when it was released, it has already released more than 6 books. but in 2018, only 3 books were released. I also want to know when book 14 is going to come out.. it has already been more then a month when book 13 is released, i would like to know when

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hello Shivi! I’m sorry you think we’re not writing fast enough, but unfortunately it takes a long time to write books. There is a long process involving research, plotting, actual writing, editing and re-writing, and publication. Plus, we both have full-time jobs that have nothing to do with writing, so we often can only do these things on the weekend. But we actually only released one book in 2018, Sherlock Sam and the Mysterious Mastermind in Seoul. The other two books you probably read, Sherlock Sam’s Orange Shorts and Sherlock Sam and the Fiendish Heist in London, were released in 2017. We’ll only be releasing one book again in 2019, in the second half of the year. Hopefully, you can wait a bit longer for it to come out πŸ™‚

  33. Ansley foo says:

    I love waston and jimmy so funny(for watson as always making fun of samuel tan like “he-is-big-enough-to-drown” wendy=🀣)and so animal loving!(jimmy of course)πŸΆπŸΊπŸ¦ŠπŸ±πŸ¦πŸ―πŸ…πŸ†πŸŽπŸπŸͺπŸ¦’πŸ˜πŸ¦πŸ­πŸΉπŸ‡πŸΏπŸ¦”πŸ»πŸ¨πŸΌπŸ£πŸ§
    And thanks for coming to mayflower primary school last year!πŸ˜€And your books are awesome!keep up the amazing work!πŸ˜ƒπŸ§‘

  34. Jeremiah says:

    When is book 14 coming out?

  35. Rayden says:

    when is the next meet and greet?

  36. Athena says:

    Hi Sherlock! May I know when the latest book in 2019 is coming out?

  37. Hi Sherlock!!! I am a supper big fan of your’s!! I love all your books they are interesting and funny ! Even my mom love it. And I cannot wait to read the next Episode of Sherlock Sam!! I actually kind of like your sister wendy, because she is like me ,she doesn’t like to wear dress neither do I !! I hope to read the new book soon !! Cya!

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hello! Thank you and your mom for being such big fans! We like Wendy a lot too πŸ™‚

      Our next book will be out later this year, in September or October. We hope you like it πŸ™‚

  38. Neel Arvind Dinesh says:

    May I know when book 14(Sherlock sam and the burgled book in kampong
    glam is coming ? I really love your books . Neel, 8 years old

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hi Neel!
      Sorry we’ve taken so long to respond. We’ve been away! Book 14 will be out in Sept-Oct this year πŸ˜€ Keep a look out on our Instagram and Facebook pages for the latest updates! Thank you for reading our books. It means a lot to us!

  39. lozebe says:

    Sherlock try this question:
    Hope you can solve this πŸ˜‰

  40. Jonah says:

    Hi! I really love your books and my favourite character is Watson because he likes reading comics in his pyjamas, like me! I find it very funny! Also, may I know when the next book is coming out?

    • sherlocksam says:

      Hi Jonah, we also love reading in our pyjamas! Hee hee. Thank you for reading our books πŸ™‚ The new book will be called Sherlock Sam and the Burgled Book in Kampong Glam and will be out in October this year. We hope you’ll like it too πŸ™‚

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We’re featured in the @straits_times together with other Singlit Kidlit authors! We talk about what’s next for Sherlock Sam, Watson, and the Supper Club, and the why we πŸ’œ writing the series. Thank you, @ohomatopoeia for the interview 😁 #sherlocksam #ajlow #singlit #kidlit #middlegrade @epigrambooks
Bright and early at Yuhua Primary for the Read Your World program by @nacsingapore 😁 We hope you guys had lots of fun with Sherlock, Watson, and the Supper Club! And thank you to @closetfulofbooks for arranging the talk! πŸ€“ #sherlocksam #ajlow #singlit #buysinglit #readyourworld #reading #writing
Thank you, Marymount Convent for being such an attentive audience! We hope you guys picked up some tips and tricks on how to write stories 😁 Have a great reading month! πŸ₯³ #sherlocksam #ajlow #reading #writing #singlit #robots #detectives #mysteries #marymountconventschool
Felicia was back at River Valley Primary today to sign books! Thank you for inviting us and reading the Sherlock Sam series. It means so much to us! πŸ’œ #sherlocksam #ajlow #reading #writing #signing #singlit #grateful @epigrambooks
We had an amazing session with the P3 class at Boon Lay Gardens Primary! They read the story that was set in Jurong and made a travel guide to the places in the book. Plus, there was a lively debate about the villain’s motivation in the story. Thank you to the teachers at the school and to ASCD for being awesome and so dedicated πŸ™†β€β™€οΈπŸ™†πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ #sherlocksam #ajlow #ASCD #writing #reading #singlit #school #fun @epigrambooks
We had a fun morning talking to the students at River Valley Primary! It’s their book week and they have a tons of activities lined up πŸ₯³ #sherlocksam #ajlow #singlit #bookweek #reading #writing #rivervalleyprimaryschool
We really love seeing what kids come up with when they write stories and power-up characters in the Sherlock Sam universe. They’re inspiring. A huge thank you to the dedicated teachers at Telok Kurau Primary and the ASCD! #sherlocksam #ajlow #singlit #writing #reading #dreaming #robotsarecool #detectives #mysteries @epigrambooks
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