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Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins Series #1)

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Sherlock Holmes for a new generation

DEATH CLOUD, by Andrew Lane, is a great beginning to a new series which explores the life of Sherlock Holmes as a fourteen year old boy.

Mystery books rarely enter my TBR pile, but when asked to review a Sherlock Holmes novel I could not resist. I always enjoyed the ...
DEATH CLOUD, by Andrew Lane, is a great beginning to a new series which explores the life of Sherlock Holmes as a fourteen year old boy.

Mystery books rarely enter my TBR pile, but when asked to review a Sherlock Holmes novel I could not resist. I always enjoyed the characters in the original works and I was interested to see how much of that Lane put into his new novels. The character of Holmes, even as a young teen, was a pleasure to read. Holmes was a very curious boy but his sleuthing skills were magnified with the help of his side-kick, Matty, and American tutor, Amyus Crowe.

Lane molded a young Sherlock Holmes and created a character that you can visualize turning into the classic character. Crowe taught Holmes how to ask the right questions to get satisfactory answers. The relationship between teacher and student was refreshing and added the importance of education. I also enjoyed the relationship between Matty and Sherlock. They were from different social backgrounds but their commonality in crime-solving made them quite a pair. Although I do admit I missed the absence of Watson! But, my favorite character had to be Virginia. Where Holmes is a male icon, Virginia is definitely a strong female-icon. Her 'American' ways were exploited to make her desirable to Holmes, but she definitely gave him a run for his money!

Overall, I think this series is a great introduction to the classic character of Sherlock Holmes to a younger generation. Lane created fabulous characters and a great mystery. I look forward to the next one!

posted by kittydanza on February 4, 2011

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1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Do me a favor

Do me a favor and ask publisher for e-book.

posted by 488309 on April 10, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2011

    Do me a favor

    Do me a favor and ask publisher for e-book.

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2011

    WHY NOT AN EBOOK?

    If this book isn't avaiable for Nook why buy a Nook? Sorry I bought one.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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