Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 1st Case
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.
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3.5 stars 13-year old Sherlock Holmes is bullied at school and mostly skips it, anyway. When a woman is murdered and a boy arrested, Holmes is convinced the boy is innocent and goes out to find the ... Read full review
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When a mysterious women was murdered at Whitechapel, Sherlock is drawn into the case. But he was accused of assisting the murderer, and as he run from Scotland Yard trying to prove his innocence, the lives of those closest to him are in danger. Read full review
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