In the dead of night, in London’s East End in the foggy spring of 1867, a woman is murdered. No one sees the gruesome crime take place … except two crows. With only that knowledge in hand, an unhappy but brilliant 13-year-old-boy named Sherlock Holmes seeks out and discovers more evidence. His investigation grows and within weeks he ingeniously deduces who committed the act. But the violent consequences of his involvement are almost more than he can bare.
Thus begin the thrilling series The Boy Sherlock Holmes by Shane Peacock, the first-ever account of the childhood adventures of the world’s greatest detective. Shane Peacock will present the first and the last books of the series : Eye of the Crow and Becoming Holmes.
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The buzz about The Boy Sherlock Holmes:
“The details of the plot are plausible, the pacing well timed, and the historical setting vividly depicted… The titular crow comes fascinatingly into play… On balance, the characters enrich the book and help give Holmes’ storied abilities credence.” School Library Journal
“In Eye of the Crow, Shane Peacock has created a cleverly inventive background story for Sherlock Holmes that explains the adult character’s reluctance to talk about his family life. He’s also managed to create a thrilling, impeccably paced murder mystery. Peacock reveals the budding detective’s very real fears and insecurities, providing just enough detail about the young Sherlock’s methods to make him an entirely believable teenage precursor to the master detective. Peacock also neatly creates a sense of the bustle of Victorian London, making the squalid grunginess of the East End almost waft off the pages.” Quill & Quire