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The Secret Fiend: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Fourth Case

The Secret Fiend: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Fourth Case

It is 1868, the week that Benjamin Disraeli becomes Prime Minister of the Empire. Sherlock's beautiful but poor admirer, Beatrice, the hatter's daughter, appears at the door late at night. She is terrified, claiming that she and her friend have just been attacked by the Spring He... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781770493858
Barcode 9781770493858
Published 15 August 2012 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Peacock, Shane
Series Boy Sherlock Holmes
Availability Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781770493858
ISBN-10 1770493859
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Tundra Books
Publication Date 15 August 2012
International Publication Date 14 August 2012
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Peacock, Shane
Series Boy Sherlock Holmes
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 262
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 193mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 296g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 274385

Description of this Book

It is 1868, the week that Benjamin Disraeli becomes Prime Minister of the Empire. Sherlock's beautiful but poor admirer, Beatrice, the hatter's daughter, appears at the door late at night. She is terrified, claiming that she and her friend have just been attacked by the Spring Heeled Jack on Westminster Bridge and the fiend has made off with her friend. At first Sherlock thinks Beatrice simply wants his attention, and he is reluctant to go back to detective work. He also believes that the Jack everyone fears is a fictional figure. But soon he is suspicious of various individuals, several of them close friends. Set at a time when many in England were in a state of fear because a Jew was running the country, Shane Peacock presents a compelling story filled with an atmosphere of paranoia and secrets and surprises played out on late-night London streets. Sherlock gets drawn deeper and deeper into the pursuit of the Spring Heeled Jack, whose attacks grow in number until it seems that there are Jacks everywhere. The Secret Fiend is the fourth book in Shane Peacock's award-winning Boy Sherlock Holmes series, combining brilliant storytelling with fascinating historical detail and a mystery worthy of one of the greatest sleuths in English literature. From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review PRAISE FOR EYE OF THE CROW: <br> The first intriguing volume in an ambitious new series ... plenty of readers will ... find themselves irresistibly drawn into his thrilling adventures. <br>-- Booklist , Starred Review<br><br><br>PRAISE FOR DEATH IN THE AIR: THE BOY SHERLOCK HOLMES, HIS SECOND CASE: <br> This is an exciting mystery, well written and fast paced.... <br>-- School Library Journal<br><br> This novel is written for the young adult, but adult readers will also find it satisfying.... The fast-paced adventure is a treat. <br>-- The Globe and Mail <br><br><br> From the Hardcover edition.

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Author's Bio

SHANE PEACOCK was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and grew up in Kapuskasing. A biographer, journalist, and screenwriter, he is also the author of several novels and plays. He has received many honors for his writing, including the Arthur Ellis Award for Eye of the Crow, the first of the Boy Sherlock Holmes series. Shane Peacock lives with his wife and three children near Cobourg, Ontario. From the Hardcover edition.

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