Young Sherlock Holmes 3: Black IcePaperback Macmillan Children's Books
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- Publisher: MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
- Format: Paperback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 188mm x 22mm | 240g
- Publication date: 3 June 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0330512005
- ISBN 13: 9780330512008
- Edition: Unabridged
- Edition statement: Unabridged
- Sales rank: 30,592
The year is 1868 and fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes faces his most baffling mystery yet. Mycroft, his older brother, has been found with a knife in his hand, locked in a room with a corpse. Only Sherlock believes that his brother is innocent. But can he prove it? In a chase that will take him to Moscow and back, Sherlock must discover who has framed Mycroft and why ...before Mycroft swings at the gallows. Young Sherlock Holmes is a series of novels in which the iconic detective is reimagined as a brilliant, troubled and engaging teenager -- creating unputdownable detective adventures that remain true to the spirit of the original books.
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Andrew Lane is an author, journalist and lifelong Sherlock Holmes fan. He lives in Hampshire with his wife and son. Before Moriarty and before Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew's passion for the original novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his determination to create an authentic teenage Sherlock Holmes made him the perfect choice to work with the Conan Doyle Estate to reinvent the world's most famous detective for this series. The first book in his new series, Lost Worlds, was published in 2013 and book two will follow in 2014.
By Glenn George 04 Jul 2011
Andrew Lane started off the trilogy with a thrilling insight into what Sherlock Holmes's teenage life could have been like. 'Death Cloud' and 'Red Leech' are both highly exciting reads which keep you turning the page wondering what will happen next.
Unfortunately, although 'Black Ice' is entertaining, it does not live up to the expectations of avid fans. It seems that the unlikely plot lacks depth and is very easily guessed, and Sherlock spends more time travelling than actually solving problems.
Furthermore, Lane's incorrect usage of the word "bought" (past tense of buy) instead of "brought" (past tense of bring) leaves fans of correctly-used grammar cringing (pages 257 and 258 being two such examples).
Overall it is an essential read for Sherlock Holmes fans (like myself) who are looking forward to reading 'Fire Storm' and wish to follow the story. Let's hope that the correct grammar will be used.