Death Cloud by Andrew Lane (12 years and over)


Title: Death Cloud.

Author: Andrew Lane.

Year of Publication: 2010 (UK).

Publishers: Macmillan Children’s Books (UK).


Format: Available as a paperback, an ebook, and an audiobook.

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £6.99 (UK).

Age Range: 12 and over, if you .are younger than this I suggest asking your parents before reading.

This is the first book in a series called Young Sherlock Holmes.


In the 1860’s, Sherlock Holmes was just a teenager. A very clever one obviously, and studying at boarding school.. But when the army posts his father and his mother mysteriously falls ill he is sent to live with his strange aunt and uncle.

There he starts on a journey involving murder, kidnapping, and a villain to become the great detective we all know.

The next book in the series is called Red Leech.

Thanks to Demelza from Ravenclaw for suggesting this book. I am sorry this post is a day late; my laptop is broken and is still being repaired.


“The only thing worse than a perilous adventure is a boring one.” Lemony Snicket.



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