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The first three books in the Young Sherlock Holmes series, Death Cloud, Red Leech and Black Snake Bite: Young Sherlock Holmes 5 ebook by Andrew Lane. Young Sherlock Holmes has 38 entries in the series. Snake Bite. Young Sherlock Holmes (Series). Book 5. Andrew Lane Author (). cover image of Knife. A comprehensive list of Sherlock Holmes books and short stories can be Physical Book · eBook Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins (Volume 5) In Fire Storm by Andrew Lane, young Sherlock's friend and her father have vanished.
Two dead bodies. One unforgettable hero. A teenage Sherlock solves his first murder mystery. The year is , and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen, but he's already solving some serious mysteries. Watch the book trailer for the first book in this new series about a teenage Sherlock Holmes! He has also written numerous spin-off novels based on the BBC sci-fi television series Doctor Who , as well as definitive guides to Babylon 5 and the Wallace and Gromit films, and is the author of The Bond Files: He lives in Dorset, England.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the film, see Young Sherlock Holmes. The Guardian. Retrieved Andy Lane's Original Proposal for the series". Archived from the original on 7 March An investigation into Sherlock Holmes' early years".
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Pastiches of Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula Dr. He explores the surrounding woods and mee I find Sherlock Holmes MUCH more interesting as an extremely educated, arrogant drug-using eccentric than as a smart, highly coiffed, but not-particularly-peculiar teenager. He explores the surrounding woods and meets a boy, Matty, whose only home is a canal boat. And there are a couple of mysterious deaths that require investigation. The story doesn't get interesting until an unconventional American with tracking skills comes onto the scene as a tutor for Sherlock.
You know things aren't working when the adult characters are more interesting than the teen ones in a YA book. Things pick up in the last third of the book, when the plot thickens and the mystery reveals a wonderfully weird villain. Again, more interesting than Sherlock Bieber. My main complaint was how ordinary teen Sherlock was here. You'd expect this kid to have some quirks, but no. He's a good listener and resourceful, but I didn't see any sign of the adult Sherlock's personality.
Where was the impatience with those less quick on the uptake? The misogyny? The love of disguise? The book does hint at how Sherlock later took to using drugs recreationally, but other than that, I sensed nothing of the famous detective's character.
Not bad, there was reasonable action, and some fun chase scenes around London, but not great, either. View 2 comments. Dec 04, Kavita rated it did not like it Shelves: Have you ever met a Sherlock who is dumb as a doorknob? Well, this is your chance! Sherlock is sent away to spend the summer holidays with his aunt and uncle, because his entire family is too sick, too busy, or too AWOL to bother with him.
He makes friends with a random street boy, Matty Arnatt. He also gets an American tutor called Amycus Crow and falls for his daughter, Virginia. When two men die under similar circumstances, the game is afoot. All this sounds like good stuff, but it isn't Have you ever met a Sherlock who is dumb as a doorknob? All this sounds like good stuff, but it isn't really. Sherlock is dumb as a brick and can't string two thoughts together. At the age of 14, I was much, much smarter and more knowledgeable than this idiot.
And I am nowhere compared to the real Sherlock!
Every other character in the book appears to be smarter than Sherlock. In fact, his main skill appears to be a tendency to fight his way out physically out of trouble. Not interested! Sherlock, as envisaged by Lane, appears to be a lower than average teenager with neither wit, intellect, knowledge, or the thirst for it. He also has the personality of a sheep.
Matty is another wasted character. As the sidekick of Sherlock, I expected him to be interesting and somewhat sympathetic in contrast to a witty and acerbic Sherlock. But what happens when Sherlock is dumb and boring? Then the sidekick is slightly smarter but annoying.
He too has no personality worth speaking of. In Sherlock Manor, Sherlock makes the acquaintance of Mrs. Eglantine - a delightful character you believe would turn out to be relevant and interesting. But no, that just goes nowhere. All she does is stand in dark corners and glare at Sherlock.
And behaves in the most un-housekeeper-like manner. Anyone who properly understood British class structure of this period would have had her thrown out with no references right away.
But obviously not Andy Lane. The only two slightly decent characters are American. The bounty hunter turned tutor, Amycus Crowe and his daughter. Amycus Crowe could actually have been Sherlock as he has the required intellect and the thirst for knowledge. And finally, the plot. Hee hee haw haw!
What an insult to our intellect. So there is this broken man pulled by strings by his servants so that he can move around. He is using bees to bring down the mighty British Empire. WTF again? For one thing, this is really impossible. For another, why are said servants so loyal to him? Where is he getting all this support to overthrow an Empire? Why isn't a more able-bodied person taking over if it has developed into such a large movement?
The Baron takes the cake for being the most ridiculous villain ever. And mostly, I was in favour of the downfall of the Empire. Why not? Most people would have been in sympathy with the Baron's motives.
He would be a hero if he succeeded. This notion would have worked in Conan Doyle's time but most emphatically fails to arouse sympathy with Sherlock and his cohorts when its a modern author writing for modern audiences.
So, fuck off, Sherlock! Yay, Baron! I must admit I glance read through large parts of the book. There was too much action with people chasing after Sherlock and beating him up, and he beating them back, and running away. This kept happening for no reason throughout the novel. I skipped all this stuff, which left me with very little to actually read. Too much action, too little detecting! The most mind-numbingly boring book ever.
Con un mercado de libros para adolescentes en constante crecimiento, en , los herederos de Arthur Conan Doyle creyeron que era el momento para una serie basada en la juventud del detective, una serie de libros bien escritos y con personajes fuertes. Okay I have seen these books listed and displayed in numerous places but never really thought about reading them until i was presented with an offer too good to resist - how many books have I bought with those very lines I wonder but I was about to download the entire series - in paperback - for the price of a single title.
Anyway I do love a good Sherlock story however there are so many of them around - based on every aspect and era of his life including those not mentioned in the Doyle originals Okay I have seen these books listed and displayed in numerous places but never really thought about reading them until i was presented with an offer too good to resist - how many books have I bought with those very lines I wonder but I was about to download the entire series - in paperback - for the price of a single title.
Anyway I do love a good Sherlock story however there are so many of them around - based on every aspect and era of his life including those not mentioned in the Doyle originals as well as every combination and connotation going, that makes me a little reluctant to read them. After all there are so many other unique stories out there to explore?
Anyway I thought I will give it a go - and at first I struggled - but I now know why - and with good reason. Without going in to the storyline - all I will say is that it didn't feel like a Sherlock - I mean none of the trade mark traits were there - the only thing that really hinted at what was going on was the odd name drop and reference to historical events.
It wasn't the Sherlock we all know and love - and that made the story hard going - what was this person pretending to be Sherlock Holmes and exhibiting none of the style or abilities we have come to expect from the Consulting detective. Then in one of those moments where I was wondering what to make of the book I read the authors notes at the end of the novel and this really gave me an insight in to what and why things were as they were.
Andrew Lane the author wanted to show to us where the man we know as Sherlock Holmes was forged what made him pick up those skills and how did he become the man we all know so well.
Now I started to realise that only through this series will we start to see the legend come together - and yes this will be through trials and adventures, lessons learnt both in the school room and at the hands of others. So suddenly I realised I was seeing a gifted individual start to be moulded and formed in to the character we recognise so well. So rather than seeing the previous interpretations of a young Sherlock basically the same Sherlock but with acne and a few pounds lighter we are seeing a typical teenager start on his rites of passage and that is where they story really takes off - so do not pick up this book expecting to see the same Sherlock but with a squeaky pre-pudescent voice but rather see it is as jigsaw of adventures that will lead you to the doorstep of B Baker street ready to hand over the story to Mr Conan Doyle.
The 'case' Sherlock and company were solving was fairly exciting in parts and when the conclusion was revealed I wanted to turn and smack the villain and utter a few choice words, devious but also an idiot he was.. It wa a fitting tale of young Sherlock It was interesting to see how Sherlock started out and how became the 'consulting detective' we all know and love Mr Lane has done a wonderful job of making everyone and everything vivid, I felt like I was there with Sherlock dodging the ruffians and fighting the Baron.
The humor, drama, action, mystery were all balanced out very well Have you seen the cover of this YA novel? It appears to me that Justin Bieber is Sherlock Holmes. The only two people left sporting such a hair do left were, I thought, the Biebs and Tom Brady.
But I digress. Here is what is between the covers: 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. Some background, I am a twenty two year old female, the fifth of the seven Gelati sisters. The cover took me a back but once I got past it, the novel flew.
The avant-garde quirkiness of the young Holmes drew me in and took me away. I have had the good fortune of visiting England and the descriptions of the towns and the settings were well done. Andrew Lane wrote this in the tone and pace for the age group; I was not bored, it kept my attention, and the speed of the plot and the dialogue fit like a glove. Not knowing the details of Holmes did not exclude me from enjoying the novel, in fact I think it made my enjoyment of it stronger; I had no preconceptions.
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Have a great day. View all 9 comments. Apr 19, Sarai rated it it was ok Shelves: This review contains spoilers. The book was okay, but I did have some issues with it. First of all, it wasn't much of a mystery. It was a mystery for Sherlock to figure out but there was nothing for the reader to figure out.
Second, the author kept repeating himself and I would have expected an editor to catch it but apparently not. There were a couple of times where Sherlock turned away and then in the very next paragraph he turned away again. There were other things that made me feel like the a This review contains spoilers.
There were other things that made me feel like the author wrote a paragraph and then later wrote a paragraph and inserted it in without making sure everything flowed together. In the scene where Sherlock and Ginny are trying to get away from the Baron, Ginny runs to the windows and pulls down the draperies but a couple of paragraphs later she is sitting next to Sherlock on a chair. What did she do - run across the room and yank down the drapes, then decide she should go sit back in the chair like a good prisoner?
It didn't make any sense.
Then there was the whole scene with the Baron and his little marionette thing. He has servants who pull on ropes that are tied to him to make him move around, because he was trampled by horses and he's paralyzed.
No, he's not paralyzed, he can move his arms and is a master swordsman. No, he can only move his arms because his servants interpret what move he wants to make and then operate the ropes to make it happen. Because they've had so much practice, which is mentioned three times during that scene, in case you missed it the first time.
It also felt unfinished. Obviously there is going to be a sequel, but there were so many unanswered questions it felt more like the book ended in the middle rather than had a proper ending. What's the deal with Mrs. Why is she no friend to the Holmes family?
Why was she seen with some of the murder victims? Is she part of the plot, or just a shady character lurking about staircases in the foyer? And I'm sorry, but the American Amyus lets his daughter wander around wearing only riding breeches? This is Victorian England. I think there was a stricter dress code for the ladies, no matter what country they are from.
I realize she is the spunky love interest who will probably die in a future book, unless she disguises herself as Dr. Watson because she becomes so fond of men's attire. And we know she is spunky because she wears riding breeches and rides her horse through the country unsupervised. Maybe she will grow up and go off to live in a romance novel someday. I didn't hate the book. It just had some editorial issues and realism issues.
I found Amyus to be an interesting character and I wanted to know more about him. In fact, I think I liked all the secondary characters better than Sherlock, and wanted to know more about them. Why does his aunt talk to herself? What is Matty's back story?
What does Mycroft really do? But Sherlock just left me kind of cold. Product Description It is the summer of , and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. Feb 09, Oda Renate rated it really liked it.
This was a really enjoyable,fun, actionfilled Sherlock holmes set story. As the title says its young Sherlock Holmes, here at age Granted he does not seem exactly like himself from the canon, but he could grow into that. I will defently continue this series.