Death Cloud by Andrew Lane

Young Sherlock Holmes #1: Death Cloud

by Andrew Lane

A wonderful introduction to the character, Death Cloud goes back well before that fateful meeting between Holmes and Watson to see how Sherlock ticks. Sent to his mother’s relatives during the school holidays, Sherlock acquires a tutor who begins to train him not only to see, but also observe. There are lots of lovely touches to the original stories for those who know as well! A cracking mystery, engaging original characters and brisk prose add up to a worthy YA read for even the most disaffected youth. Ages 12 + --Reviewed by Steven of Books Inc. Palo Alto