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Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Homes, His Final Case

Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Homes, His Final Case

With a young Sherlock Holmes immersed in despair, the only thing that can rouse him is uncovering a sinister plot unleashed by Malefactor.

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ISBN 9781770497689
Barcode 9781770497689
Published 15 April 2014 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Peacock, Shane
Series Boy Sherlock Holmes
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ISBN-13 9781770497689
ISBN-10 1770497684
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Tundra Books
Publication Date 15 April 2014
International Publication Date 22 April 2014
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Peacock, Shane
Series Boy Sherlock Holmes
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 252
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 194mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 232g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Mystery and detective stories, Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character), Justice, Child detectives
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 448827

Description of this Book

Becoming Holmes is the final 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. It is the summer of 1870 in London, and death seems to be everywhere; at least it feels that way to Sherlock Holmes. Almost seventeen now, he cannot shake the blackness that has descended upon him: he has lost his dear father; his mentor, Sigerson Bell, is growing gravely ill; Irene Doyle, the object of his affections, has left for America; his longtime admirer, Beatrice Leckie, has chosen another suitor; and the death of the great Charles Dickens fills the city with an impending sense of doom. And out there somewhere in that darkness, Sherlock's great enemy, the villainous Malefactor, is spinning his web of evil, planning who knows what. Only one thing can rouse the young detective from the depths of despair: the possibility of justice. Through information gleaned from his brother, Mycroft, Holmes uncovers a new and terrible plot unleashed by his nemesis. Malefactor has infiltrated the British government, employing his nefarious agents, Grimsby and Crew, to help him begin his ascent to complete control. Prepared to do anything to stop this criminal infestation, Sherlock sets out to destroy his rival and bring down him and his henchmen--once and for all. He soon sets off on a twisting trail of death and desperation that eventually leads him to a legendary, abandoned graveyard in the heart of the city. Everything in the brilliant boy's life changes as death knocks again.... But in this shocking and spine-tingling conclusion to the series, Sherlock Holmes transforms, becoming the immortal master of criminal detection.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review And so the end comes to the beginning of the story of the world's most beloved detective....The series has courageously woven together famous people, popular myths and the street-level views of London. The mysteries, themselves, contain the illusive clues so reminiscent of Doyle's work.... The story is ripe with premonitions.... Readers ... will find this a satisfactory and hang-on-to-your-seat read. It was sad to know this is the final installment.... -Highly Recommended, CM Magazine . ..Peacock concludes his stellar saga with a final mystery.... This is a solid period mystery. Peacock once again uses London as a character.... Such characters as Irene Doyle, Malefactor (who will become Moriarty), Lestrade, and even a whiff of Watson all contribute to a feeling of authenticity ... this is a strong story. The ending is exciting and unexpected. This is an excellent conclusion to a wonderful series. -- VOYA Magazine

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Author's Bio

SHANE PEACOCKwas born in Thunder Bay, grew up in Kapuskasing, and currently lives with his family near Cobourg, Ontario. He is a versatile author, playwright, and journalist whose adult biography, The Great Farini, and the Dylan Maples adventures for young adults garnered much attention. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Saturday Night, Reader's Digest, and Maclean's and has brought him national-award recognition. The Boy Sherlock Holmes series has earned an amazing string of awards and honors and continues to attract the attention of international judges and book panels.

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