Andrew Lane is the author of the Young Sherlock Holmes series of young adult novels, starting with Death Cloud. 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 Grommit films, and is the author of The Bond Files: An Unofficial Guide to the World's Greatest Secret Agent. He lives in Dorset, England.
"...smart..." --Horn Book"Fans of mystery and adventure will find much to like in this page-turner wrought with danger, adventure, and a healthy dose of logical problem solving." --VOYA"...satisfying and engrossing..." --School Library Journal"This intriguing look at the times and development of a much-loved character fascinates across gender lines." --Kirkus Reviews"A menacing villain and an unexpected twist make for a thoroughly engaging read that will keep readers turning pages." --School Library Journal, starred review on Death Cloud, the first book of the series"The plot takes off like a rocket, constantly building suspense." --Kirkus Reviews on Death Cloud, the first book of the series"Purists will applaud." --The Wall Street Journal on Death Cloud, the first book of the series
Gr 6-9-Sherlock Holmes stars as a teenager in this tale (Farrar, 2012) by Andrew Lane. He overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that John Wilkes Booth, notorious for his assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, is not dead, but alive and well in England. Booth and his cohorts catch Sherlock in his attempt to ferret out information and flee back to America, taking with them Sherlock's best friend, Matty, as a hostage. Accompanied by his tutor, Amyus Crow, and Crow's daughter, Sherlock makes his first visit to America to rescue his friend, and finds himself embroiled in a plot to overthrow the Union Army and reestablish a Confederate States of America. Listeners learn how he saves his friend, discovers the plot's mastermind, and thwarts the army's plan for invasion. Daniel Weyman narrates cleverly, lending authentic accents to characters of English, American, Irish, and German descent. This book, part of the first teen series endorsed by the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate, will not disappoint.-Amanda Rollins, Northwest Village School, Plainville, CT (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.