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Fire Storm

Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins

Andrew Lane

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

In Fire Storm by Andrew Lane, young Sherlock's friend and her father have vanished. Their house looks as if nobody has ever lived in it; the neighbors claim never to have heard of them. Sherlock begins to doubt his sanity, until a clever clue points him to Scotland. Following that clue leads him into a mystery that involves kidnapping, bodysnatchers, and a man who claims he can raise the dead. Only the budding detective Sherlock can untangle the mind-bending--and dangerous--puzzles that ensnare his friends. Think you know Sherlock Holmes? Think again!

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“Stop it!” Rufus Stone cried out. “You’re killing me!”
Sherlock lifted the bow from the violin strings. “Don’t be so melodramatic.”
“I’m not being melodramatic—another few seconds of that and my heart would have leaped out of my throat and strangled me just to ensure that it didn’t have to experience that cat-squalling anymore!”
Sherlock felt his confidence shrivel up like a dry autumn leaf. “I didn’t think it was that bad,” he protested.
“That’s the problem,”
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REVIEWS

Praise for Fire Storm

"Fans of the previous books will devour it; new readers to the series will have no problem diving in." -- Kirkus Reviews  

 

“Purists will applaud.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Action-packed and detail-oriented.” —Los Angeles Times

“Remarkable.” —The New York Times Book Review

“For a reader who has outgrown the Hardy Boys’ adventures but still seeks mystery-solving plots.” —Chicago Tribune

“A rollicking good read.” —Kirkus Reviews

“What a blast. Weird murders, creepy villains, fiendish puzzles, non-stop action. What more could you want?” —Charlie Higson, author of the internationally bestselling Young Bond series

“A true page-turner.” —Scripps Howard News Service

“Will keep readers turning pages.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“A Sherlock Holmes riot. It’s gripping, thrilling, horrifying and downright awesome.”  —National Post (Canada)

“Lane does a terrific job . . . A solid mix of adventure and character.”  —Booklist

"Fans of the previous books will devour it; new readers to the series will have no problem diving in." -- Kirkus Reviews  

 

“Purists will applaud.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Action-packed and detail-oriented.” —Los Angeles Times

“Remarkable.” —The New York Times Book Review

“For a reader who has outgrown the Hardy Boys’ adventures but still seeks mystery-solving plots.” —Chicago Tribune

“A rollicking good read.” —Kirkus Reviews

“What a blast. Weird murders, creepy villains, fiendish puzzles, non-stop action. What more could you want?” —Charlie Higson, author of the internationally bestselling Young Bond series

“A true page-turner.” —Scripps Howard News Service

“Will keep readers turning pages.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“A Sherlock Holmes riot. It’s gripping, thrilling, horrifying and downright awesome.”  —National Post (Canada)

“Lane does a terrific job . . . A solid mix of adventure and character.”  —Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Andrew Lane

  • Andrew Lane works for the British government and has been an ardent Sherlock Holmes fan since the age of ten. He has written numerous spin-off novels based on the BBC sci-fi television series Doctor Who and is the author of The Bond Files: An Unofficial Guide to the World's Greatest Secret Agent. He lives in Dorset, England.

  • Andrew Lane
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Fire Storm

Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins

Andrew Lane

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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