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The Dragon Turn

The Dragon Turn

Young Sherlock Holmes helps his friend, Irene, celebrate her sixteenth birthday in the summer of 1869 by taking her to see the latest sensation to hit London--the magician, Alistair Hemsworth. He promises to make a real dragon appear on stage--but before the act, Hemsworth is arr... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781770494114
Barcode 9781770494114
Published 15 January 2013 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 9781770494114
ISBN-10 1770494111
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Tundra Books
Publication Date 15 January 2013
International Publication Date 12 March 2013
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Peacock, Shane
Series Boy Sherlock Holmes
Category Historical Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 242
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 194mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 277g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 274410

Description of this Book

Summer 1869, and Sherlock Holmes and his friend Irene celebrate her sixteenth birthday by attending the theater to watch a celebrated magician make a real dragon appear on stage. It is the London sensation. Sherlock and Irene meet the magician, Alistair Hemsworth - just as he is arrested for the murder of his rival, The Wizard of Nottingham. It seems that traces of the missing Wizard's blood and his spectacles were found in Hemsworth's secret studio. Hemsworth has a motive: not only is the Wizard his rival, but he also caused a scandal when he lured Hemsworth's wife away. But is Hemsworth guilty? Sherlock has his doubts, and soon, so does the reader. With humor and plot turns as dizzying as a narrow London lane, Shane Peacock invites his readers into a fascinating world, and a fresh adventure with one of literature's favorite characters. The Boy Sherlock Holmes series is an international success with readers and reviewers alike. From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review . ..The Dragon Turn is a wonderful book. I think its target audience will love it for its adventure, mystery and characters, and, as an older reader, I enjoyed it for the way Peacock wrote Sherlock Holmes. <br>-- Literary Treats <br><br>. ..Peacock's fifth mystery featuring the boy Sherlock Holmes does not disappoint. Drama, love, and a fine trail of clues lead the reader through another memorable romp into the heart of a Victorian murder mystery. This historical novel is rich in detail, setting, and culture. <br>--Highly Recommended, CM Magazine

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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 prestigious Arthur Ellis Award for Eye of the Crow and the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Vanishing Girl, both titles in his boy Sherlock Holmes series. Shane Peacock lives with his wife and three children near Cobourg, Ontario

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