Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud
Author: Andrew Lane
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
14-year-old Sherlock is at boarding school, and like most of his fellow pupils, is looking forward to returning home for the summer holidays. He is dismayed then to find out that instead of going back to his parents in London he will have to stay with his strange uncle and aunt in their huge house in Hampshire.
However, it isn't long before the discovery of two dead bodies covered in pustules, and a new friendship with local boy Matty Arnatt lead Sherlock on a dangerous adventure that put his skills of observation and deduction to the test.
This action-packed story is sure to appeal to fans of Sherlock, Doctor Who and other historical adventures.
Andrew Lane is the author of the best-selling Young Sherlock Holmes books. These have been published around the world and are available in 37 different languages. Not only is he a life-long fan of Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective, he is also an expert on the books and is the only children's writer endorsed by the Sherlock Holmes Conan Doyle estate. Lost Worlds, the second series Andrew has written for children, is inspired by another famous Conan Doyle novel, The Lost World. Andrew's main character, Calum Challenger, is the grandson of Conan Doyle's protagonist, Professor George Edward Challenger.
Andrew also writes outside the genre, including adult thrillers (under a pseudonym), TV adaptations (including Dr Who) and non-fiction books (about things as wide-ranging as James Bond and Wallace & Gromit). He lives in Dorset with his wife and son and a vast collection of Sherlock Holmes books, the first of which he found in a jumble sale over forty years ago.
What you thought...
It was good but had a few downsides as well. The locations were great like were the warehouse was, the town were the professor was. The characters were excellent like the thugs I could really picture Denny chasing after Sherlock, Mr Crowe was a man, I thought, was full of mystery and secrets especially since I found out he had a daughter Virginia, but the villain was the most mysterious of all his pink eyes it made me think he had pure white hair. I think it would aim at 12+. If they like ...
Daniel, Dalriada School Ballymoney, 24 February 2014
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Bethany, The Ramsey Acamdemy, 17 January 2014
This book is really mysterious but really exciting and thrilling to read, the weird murders,creepy villains, fiendish puzzles, non-stop action makes one the best books Ihave ever read.
Kevin, Addey and Stanhope, 04 January 2014
Death Cloud is a very exciting book with a creepy and fiendish deaths. Andrew Lane can write a thrilling book that leaves you wondering when he needs to.
BATMAN, THE BATCAVE, 17 December 2013
Two dead bodies One unforgettable Hero The beginning of a legend The first time Matthew Arnatt saw the cloud of death, it was floating out of the first-floor window of a house near where he was living. He was scurrying along the High Street in the market town of Farnham, looking for any fruit or crusts of bread that a careless passer-by might have dropped. This is the start of a great book. Take your time and read it, and you will not regret it. You will read this, and then another one by ...
Grace, Carrickfergus Grammar School, 17 December 2013
The reason why I picked this book was because I recently watched the BBC drama series ‘Sherlock’ and I enjoyed that so much that I thought this would be the book for me. The book is set in 1868. I was expecting it to be set in that period because of the original Sherlock Holmes stories. Ultimately the book is about fourteen year old Sherlock, his tutor Amyus Crowe, Amyus’ daughter Virginia and Sherlock’s new friend Matty Arnatt, also fourteen, and how they stop Baro...
Elliott, Carrickfergus Grammar School, 17 December 2013
This book is well written and very mysterious and quite adventures and this book would be brilliant for all ages and the best thing about it is that their is more books to add on and also that when you read the blurb it brings you in when it says ''Two Dead Bodies One Unforgettable Hero The Beginning Of A Legend'' very nice and cool
Abbas, Harris Academy, 16 December 2013
this book is about a mistery of the young sherlok holmes and he discovers a body and a bad death cloud also he thinks its a new life.
spencer, the ferrers, 25 November 2013
I think this book is very inspiring at some points it made me want to be someone like young sherlock holmes. i have watched all the movies of sherlock holmes but the books are far better and i personally think this is my joint first book with the hobbit and all the lord of the rings.
josh/tiny tempha, aireville, 22 November 2013
Very good book got my mind ticking of being a detective astonishing adventures love it thank you
bilal, alperton community school, 20 November 2013
sherlock holmes is a great book I recomend it!
james, aysgarth boarding school, 20 November 2013
I would recomend this book to other people because i think that this book is amazing and can not wait to read another book from this author Andrew Lane. I choose this book because of the author and also because sherlock holmes books are on websites and performed on telly!
Catherine, Danesfield Middle School, 13 November 2013
Going to get it soon! sooo excited!
Y7 reader, Secondary, 28 October 2013
This book is very exciting interesting and flawless you always want to turn to the next page to find out what happens it full of enthusiasim.Its was a great book for me because its about him finding out what he wants to do and where he is so its briliant for kids/teenagers who feel lost.I rate this a 4 because the intro started a bit slow.
Misbah, Belle Vue Girls' School, 26 October 2013
this book is really gud and it lukz interesting
maxine, non of ya bewax, 22 October 2013
I chose to reveiw this book because it has an OUTSTANDING cover! I have read the blurb and it sounds like an amazing book to read...I have not read it yet, but I am wishing to read it in the future I see before me. I would recommend it to death lovers because they will have a strong stomach! GOOD LUCK!!! :-D
Jess, Ivybridge Community College, 15 October 2013
i think this book sounds interesting in lots of ways. It makes me feel excited to read on and read more thanks.
poppy, ivybridge comunity collage, 15 October 2013
It is a really good book but some parts could be improved. :0
ryan, charter, 09 October 2013
I love the idea of this book i love sherlock homes
Faye, wakefield city academy, 24 September 2013
I like the way the author made Sherlock Holmes be a teenager instead of an adult like the other Sherlock Holmes stories. Also, the illustration looks really good. It is eye-catching.
David, St.Thomas More High school, 19 September 2013
very good book
maimx, dean close, 19 September 2013
This looks very interesting and I am looking forward to reading when I order it!
Julio, st thomas more, 18 September 2013
A fast-paced and thrilling adventure which had me gripped until the very last page. As a huge fan of all things Sherlock Holmes, this tale of the first mystery the young detective ever faced was a worthy addition to the canon of great adventures with its puzzling clues, perilous events and demented villains.
Christopher, 01 May 2013