Eye of the Crow

Eye of the Crow

Book - 2007
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A woman is found stabbed to death in London. A young boy is drawn to the scene to investigate the murder and becomes a suspect himself.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. ; Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books, c2007.
ISBN: 9780887768774
Characteristics: ix, 251 p. ;,21 cm.


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May 03, 2019

This is a great series! I noticed many elements of mystery and suspense which kept the story going.

IndyPL_SteveB Jan 23, 2019

Canadian author Peacock has put together an excellent series about the young Sherlock Holmes that stands with the very best of the Doyle imitators. In this first book,Sherlock is about 13 years old when he sees his mother die and starts his journey toward becoming a detective by searching for her murderer. Along the way, he meets young Irene Doyle (who we understand will grow into the future Irene Adler), the teenage son of Inspector Lestrade (who will grow into the title of Inspector Lestrade himself one day), and a highly intelligent teenage criminal mastermind known as “Malefactor.” If you have read Doyle’s Holmes stories, you will understand immediately what his future is.

Peacock completely nails the atmosphere and history of London in the late 1860s. You can smell the sewers, hear the hawkers, and see the dirt. But you can also see the growing brilliance of young Sherlock and his desperation to move away from his impoverished background to make something of himself. The mysteries themselves are full of the clues, misdirections, and dangerous criminals that you would expect from any Sherlock Holmes story. The reading level is perhaps 8th grade and up, with a rich vocabulary drawn from the times. They are published as children’s books but are thoroughly enjoyable for adults.

Oct 28, 2016

i havent read this one but is looking forward to reading it!!!

Jul 03, 2014

I couldn't put this book down! It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. If you want to read a good mystery book, I'd definitely recommend this one!

Mar 16, 2014

I loved these books! They are definitely worth the read if you are a fan of Holmes and like to wonder about his childhood.

Feb 13, 2013

If you are a lover of Sherlock Holmes, then you will love boy Sherlock. The book explains what his life was like when he was younger, and why he is the way he is when he is the older Sherlock Holmes. I found the book very interesting, also his first case. Very good read.

Apr 26, 2012

I enjoyed this mystery series - I like reading the character of young Sherlock Holmes, and how Peacock created a history for such a well known detective.

Jun 17, 2011

I found this book interested until the last two chapters, then the story took a predictable turn and I lost all interest in the novel and the series. If it has one redeaming quality it is that this novel has made me want to read the original Sherlock Holmes.

Dec 18, 2010

"Eye of the Crow" is the first book in the "Sherlock Holmes as a Boy" series. This book was thrilling and took me for an entire roller coaster ride. It was a perfect combination of adventure, mystery, and suspense, with a blend of moments of fear, sadness, and joy. There are a few gory parts as well. I rated this book a perfect 5.

Next book in the series: Death in the Air

goldendog Jul 05, 2010

This book was so exciting!

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KidsLit Jan 04, 2010

The first book in a series about the young Sherlock Holmes, Shane Peacock has created a fantastic, deliciously moody book that will certainly delight mystery fans both young and old. Great for ages 10+

Mar 30, 2009

A murder crime has taken place and Sherlock Holmes is disgusted. When the suspect is being taken, he speaks only to Sherlock and says that he did not do it! Sherlock then goes to the crime scene twice and is convicted. He now has to solve who the real murderer was with the help of his friend, Irene

Mar 30, 2009

there is a murder in london. sherlock holms is always near the crime scene because he wants to find out who did it. police arrest sherlock because they think he did the crime. sherlock then escapes from jail and tries to find out who the real merderer is.


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Jul 17, 2015

"You'll never be an Irregular. Not you Sherlock Holmes."
"And Yet I'm as irregular as I can be."


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