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From the PublisherSelected as a Booklist "Top Ten in Young Mysteries"
Winner, Arthur Ellis Award for Juvenile Crime Fiction
Gold Medal Winner, Foreward Magazine's Book of the Year Awards
Winner, IODE's Violet Downey Book Award
“…the first intriguing volume in an ambitious new series….a shadowy, vividly described London….Creative references to Doyle’s characters abound…and Sherlock himself is cleverly interpreted….[made] both fascinating and complex….plenty of readers will like the smart, young detective they find here, and find themselves irresistibly drawn into his thrilling adventures.”
— Booklist, Starred review and named one of the Top Ten Crime Fiction for Youth
“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’s storied abilities credence.”
— School Library Journal, Starred review
“…young people familiar with Holmes’ canon will best appreciate Peacock’s riffs; but plenty of readers will like the smart, young detective they find here, and find themselves irresistibly drawn into his thrilling adventures.”
— Book Links, Named Best New Books for the Classroom
“Peacock effectively evokes Conan Doyle’s London alleyway, and his young Sherlock is a compelling and poignant character.”
— The Horn Book Guide
From the Hardcover edition.