Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Release: Death Cloud (Young Sherlock Holmes) by Andrew Lane

Death Cloud by Andrew LaneIt is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers—his uncle and aunt—in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. So begins Sherlock’s true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.

Death Cloud is the first installment in Andrew Lane's Young Sherlock Holmes series. This book has been on my radar for almost two years now. I am looking forward to picking up my copy later today or tomorrow, weather permitting. You can view the trailer for Death Cloud below.


  1. Okay, that is a very cool trailer! I don't know what I was thinking, but somehow I was under the delusion that I wouldn't need to pick up a copy of this book for a while. I think I've changed my mind. ;)

  2. I need to read the original series before reading any of the fan-fiction. Be interested to see what people think of this, though!

  3. Ruth, I love the trailer! I can't wait to hear what you think of the book. I still don't have my copy yet, but I'm hoping to make a quick run to the bookstore tomorrow afternoon to pick it up.

    Kailana, I think you would enjoy the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories. They're absolutely addictive.