Tuesday, 16 November 2010

10+: Young Sherlock Holmes: Red Leech - Andrew Lane

Release Date: 05/11/10


Sherlock knows that Amyus Crow, his mysterious American tutor, has some dark secrets. But he didn't expect to find a notorious killer, hanged by the US government, apparently alive and well in Surrey - and Crow somehow mixed up in it. When no one will tell you the truth, sometimes you have to risk all to discover it for yourself. And so begins an adventure that will take Sherlock across the ocean to America, to the centre of a deadly web - where life and death are cheap, and truth has a price no sane person would pay...


The second outing for Andrew’s Young Sherlock Holmes and one that helps give the reader the chance to get to know him before his talents burgeon. It’s definitely a book that will win the author fans, it will also please established Doyle fans as well as help build the characters mythos which overall will only add to the characters overall popularity. Add to the mix a great story arc, some good outlining and a conspiracy or two that will enthuse the reader and you know that you have something special. This series, if it continues to build on the success of the first two titles is something that could easily be transferred to the medium of either film or a children’s TV series. Which goes to show that this really is too good to miss.

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