Death Cloud

By Andrew Lane

Character Analysis

In the beginning Sherlock Holmes was attending Deepdene School for Boys (boarding school). Then his dad was ordered to ship out and he was forced to move to Farnham to live with his aunt and uncle. In the Story he almost dies facing evil. He finds love with Virginia who is Amyus Crowe's daughter. She is tan, with red hair, and freckles. Matty Arnatt became Sherlock's friend when Sherlock met him in the woods. Amyus Crowe was Sherlock's tutor who is a hunter with white hair and a beard. Another person is Mrs. Eglantine the housekeeper of Holmes Manor. Baron Maupertuis is the true villain in this book.

Plot Line

Exposition: in 1868 and in England Sherlock is took from school to his aunt and uncles.

Rising Action: 2 people have died in Farnham by a mysterious death cloud.

Climax: Sherlock gets kidnapped when tricked to come to the fair and was forced to fight.

Falling Action: Sherlock finds the cause behind the mysterious deaths and destroyed the plans of the Baron.


It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. On break from boarding school, he is staying with his aunt and uncle in their manor in Farnham. When two towns people die from symptoms of the plague, Sherlock begins to investigate what really killed them. Helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. Amyus begins Sherlock’s true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a smart villain of with super bad plans.