Thursday, January 3, 2008

Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock

In this first book in The Boy Sherlock Holmes series, a woman is found stabbed to death on the street in London. A teenaged Sherlock Holmes is drawn to the scene and becomes a suspect in the murder. The author creates a background for Holmes describing how he came by his scientific knowledge, powers of observation and street smarts. You can almost feel the grunginess of the London street scenes. This well paced, exciting murder mystery gets a YES from me.

1 Comments:

At February 2, 2008 at 3:28 PM , Blogger kathy said...

Should appeal to mystery readers, Holmes' and Dickens' fans especially. (Dickens for the historical fiction and references to persona of that day.) I had to suspend disbelief a bit that the crows would still be looking for hidden treasure so long after they saw it sparkle, flying through the air. The writing was fair/good, but not in the top 20 for me. NAY

 

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