Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins


FIRE STORM by Andrew Lane
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Fans of the previous books will devour it; new readers to the series will have no problem diving in. (Adventure/mystery. 13-17)"
The teenage Sherlock solves mysteries about two different housekeepers and faces up to a vicious sociopath in this sequel to Black Ice (2013). Read full book review >
BLACK ICE by Andrew Lane
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Sherlock Holmes fans will enjoy the electrifying adventure and value the insights into the character traits that make the adult Holmes so fascinating. (Mystery/adventure. 13-17)"
In this third in an ever-improving series, the teenage Holmes plunges right away into an adventure that involves his brother Mycroft and a trip to Russia disguised as a member of a troupe of actors. Read full book review >
REBEL FIRE by Andrew Lane
Released: April 24, 2012

"This intriguing look at the times and development of a much-loved character fascinates across gender lines. (author note) (Mystery/adventure. 13-17)"
The opening of this second adventure/mystery starring the teenage Sherlock Holmes finds two men searching for a giant red leech for their terrifying boss, Duke Balthassaar, ably and ickily introducing the sleuth's antagonist. Read full book review >
DEATH CLOUD by Andrew Lane
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"It also offers enjoyable insight into how Sherlock Holmes became the future investigative wizard for established fans of the ultimate detective. (Mystery/suspense. 13-17)"
This first in a new series about Sherlock Holmes as a teenager finds the dismayed hero taken by his brother Mycroft to stay with a stuffy uncle in the country for his summer school holiday. Read full book review >