Death Cloud

Death Cloud

Book - 2011
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It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers--his uncle and aunt--in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. So begins Sherlock's true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.

Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011, c2010.
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780374387679
0374387672
Branch Call Number: YA LANE A
Characteristics: 311 pages ; 24 cm.

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The first in a series of books about Sherlock Holmes’ teenage years, Set in 1868, the story introduces readers to a much younger Sherlock in an attempt to explain how he came to be the man in Doyle’s stories. This book covers his first investigation into a plague that seems to be sweeping through... Read More »


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Death Cloud is a mystery novel about the adventures of Sherlock Holmes a a teen. I would advise anyone who is interested in mysteries read this book.

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ucblue
Jul 03, 2013

Very entertaining! Checked out this book for my brother, but ended up reading it myself. Loved getting the backstory on Sherlock Holmes and seeing how he became who he is known to be.

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Michiyuki
Feb 01, 2013

The perfect detective. Even as a kid! All the suspense kept me sitting forward in my chair, and the unexpected is caught red-handed! I think he's even more brilliant as a kid. The best Mystery and Suspense book I've ever read! Even though I always looked ahead. {I bow my head in shame... :P :( } Inspiring book you should definitly read! :D

debwalker May 09, 2011

"Sherlock Holmes is 14 years old and expecting his father to pick him up from school to go home for summer break. Instead, his brother Mycroft shows up, not to take him home, but rather to take him to stay with an aunt and uncle he has never met. Disappointment turns to adventure, danger, and intrigue. This is a wonderful introduction to a beloved character. We'll all be looking for more of this series!"--Christine Crawford, Epilog Books, Quincy, Calif.

tomato Sep 19, 2010

Not bad, but not nearly as good as Shane Peacock's series about the young Sherlock Holmes. Andy Lane's bk. isn't as believable - lacks a sense of reality.

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blue_cheetah_1726 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Feb 01, 2013

Michiyuki thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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Danomite
Mar 25, 2011

Baron Maupertuis: "You will pay for this!"
Sherlock Holmes: "Send me an invoice."

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