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Death in the Air by Shane Peacock

Death in the Air by Shane PeacockDeath in the Air by Shane Peacock

After the tragic death of his mother in his arms, young Sherlock Holmes has dedicated his life to fighting crime.  It does not take long for him to find another case.  While visiting his father at work in the beautiful Crystal Palace, Sherlock witnesses the star trapeze artist fall suddenly to his death just a few feet away.

With all attention focused on the body, Sherlock notices something wrong with the trapeze bar and realizes that foul play is afoot!  A reward is offered to further tempt Sherlock, as he is about to lose his home with the strange apothecarist Sigursen Bell. The reward money would indeed solve that problem.

As well, there is the unbreakable vow he gave to his dying mother.  He must solve this crime no matter the cost.  What he does not know is taking on this case will lead him through the dark underbelly of London’s entertainment industry and its association with organized crime.

Death in the Air: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Second Case
Death in the Air is the sequel to Shane Peacocks first book in the award winning Boy Sherlock Holmes series.

What I love about this series is the attention to detail given to life in the streets of 19th century London.  It is hard to imagine 12 and 13 year old children living in the way depicted by Peacock and yet research shows the historical accuracy of these accounts.

There are so many twists and turns in this book.  One minute you think you have it all figured out and the next minute that theory is blown away by turning a few pages.

This book is easy enough for tweens to read yet captivating for adults as well.  I am a huge fan of everything Sherlock and I cannot put these books down once I start.

I also highly recommend reading Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case.  I review that book as well in this blog post.  These are the types of books that could get your kids interested in reading for recreation!

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13 Responses to Death in the Air by Shane Peacock

  1. Terry says:

    I see Sherlock Holmes was a sleuth when he was just a youngster. I know how much you love reading these booka and am very happy you like them so much.
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  2. I really think my nine year old would enjoy reading this. He loves mysteries and why not start him young on Sherlock?
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    • Anita Breeze says:

      Exactly. These books are good for kids that age because there is no foul language, no sex, no graphic violence, just good old fashioned mystery and detective work.

  3. Vinma says:

    wow.. the plot and the story itself is very gripping. I am a fan of Sherlock Holmes, so I would feel right at home with this one. Great review 🙂
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  4. Marika says:

    I love everything to do with Sherlock, so this one goes on my TBR list. Your review is making me want to read it like NOW 🙂
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  5. Jenn says:

    This would be a great read for my daughter and I. We love a good mystery.
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  6. My son and I both love mystery books. It sounds like it would be a great read for both of us. I like being able to share books with him. I also like Sherlock Holmes, so I am sure I will enjoy this.
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  7. Oh! I need more time to read!!!
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  8. Pam says:

    I am always looking for anything that will get my son reading for recreation. I will try this one and see if it captivates him too!

  9. I love Sherlock Holmes. Is it available in Amazon?
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    • Anita Breeze says:

      Absolutely! That is where I get all my books, they have the best prices. The Amazon link is right in the article. 🙂

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