Eye of the Crow (The Boy Sherlock Holmes, #1)

Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case

Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case

Summary

Sherlock Holmes, just 13, is a misfit. His highborn mother is the daughter of an aristocratic family, his father a poor Jew. Their marriage flouts tradition, makes them social pariahs in the London of the 1860s; and son Sherlock bears the burden of their rebellion. Friendless, bullied at school, he belongs nowhere and has only his wits to help him make his way. But what wits he has! His keen powers of observation are already…

Review

Eye of the Crow, a YA story about the 13-year old Sherlock Holmes. This initial book to Shane Peacock’s series The Boy Sherlock Holmes pulls in a lot of the ‘canonical’ Holmes information and modifies some of it along the way. In it, young Holmes is constantly on the move. It was a bit repetitive for me. Also, I didn’t quite like the way Peacock uses some of those ‘canonical’ characters in a younger persona. I’d say this is definitely for someone who is well-read as the vocabulary of 1800s England isn’t clarified much for younger readers within the text.

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