Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud

Andrew Lane

Sherlock Holmes

A very intelligent 14 year old boy who longs for friendship. He is attending a boarding school called Deepdene School for Boys and because of his father's sudden orders to ship off to India, he is required to stay with his aunt and uncle in Farnham. Young Holmes faces death, he finds love, and defeats the dark side; and no there are no Star Wars characters =)
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Plot

After a few days off of school, Sherlock's brother, Mycroft hires him a personal tutor. During their first session Sherlock finds a dead body on the Holmes' estate and witnesses the same cloud around the body that Matty, Sherlock's soon to be best friend, had seen before. He finds some sort of yellow powdery substance and takes a sample of it. Matty tracks down a warehouse which is linked to one of the strange deaths previously in the story and almost dies there because the villains light it up in flames. Sherlock is then kidnapped by the incognito Baron Maupertuis and interrogated, until he is rescued by Matty. The ending you will have to find out for your self.

Setting

It 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

Summary

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.

Andrew Lane

Andy Lane (born 1963) is a British author and journalist. He has written numerous novels such as this, with the help of Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Young Sherlock series. He has also published the 'Lost World' books along with the 'Doctor Who' series as well.