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Eye of the Crow

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Eye of the Crow

The Boy Sherlock Holmes Series, Book 1
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Sherlock Holmes, just thirteen, is a misfit. His highborn mother is the daughter of an aristocratic family, his father a poor Jew. Their marriage flouts tradition and makes them social pariahs in the...
Sherlock Holmes, just thirteen, is a misfit. His highborn mother is the daughter of an aristocratic family, his father a poor Jew. Their marriage flouts tradition and makes them social pariahs in the...
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  • Sherlock Holmes, just thirteen, is a misfit. His highborn mother is the daughter of an aristocratic family, his father a poor Jew. Their marriage flouts tradition and makes them social pariahs in the London of the 1860s; and their son, Sherlock, bears the burden of their rebellion. Friendless, bullied at school, he belongs nowhere and has only his wits to help him make his way.

    But what wits they are! His keen powers of observation are already apparent, though he is still a boy. He loves to amuse himself by constructing histories from the smallest detail for everyone he meets. Partly for fun, he focuses his attention on a sensational murder to see if he can solve it. But his game turns deadly serious when he finds himself the accused -- and in London, they hang boys of thirteen.

    Shane Peacock has created a boy who bears all the seeds of the character who has mesmerized millions: the relentless eye, the sense of justice, and the complex ego. The boy Sherlock Holmes is a fascinating character who is sure to become a fast favorite with young readers everywhere.

    From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author-
  • Shane Peacock was born in 1957 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, one of four brothers. He attended school in the northern town of Kapuskasing, before attending university, where he studied history and English literature. A biographer, journalist, and screenwriter, he is also the author of six novels and three plays, and has been nominated for numerous awards including several National Magazine Awards and the Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction. When not writing, Shane Peacock enjoys playing hockey with his three children, and watching sumo wrestling. He lives near Cobourg, Ontario.

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  • Booklist, Starred review and named one of the Top Ten Crime Fiction for Youth "...the first intriguing volume in an ambitious new series....a shadowy, vividly described London....Creative references to Doyle's characters abound...and Sherlock himself is cleverly interpreted....[made] both fascinating and complex....plenty of readers will like the smart, young detective they find here, and find themselves irresistibly drawn into his thrilling adventures."
  • Book Links, Named Best New Books for the Classroom "...young people familiar with Holmes' canon will best appreciate Peacock's riffs; but plenty of readers will like the smart, young detective they find here, and find themselves irresistibly drawn into his thrilling adventures."
  • The Horn Book Guide "Peacock effectively evokes Conan Doyle's London alleyway, and his young Sherlock is a compelling and poignant character."
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