Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case

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Young Sherlock Holmes has sunk into a black depression. Normally he shakes these off with martial arts or chemistry, but this time nothing helps. His true love has sailed across the ocean, abandoning him for voice training, and he hasn’t had a case for his great mind in over a year. On top of all that, his best friend and mentor has become deathly ill, and doesn’t have long to live. Suddenly, Holmes has a lead on a new case involving the governor of London, the Royal Treasury, and his old nemesis, Malefactor. Can Holmes defeat the forces of evil in London once and for all?

This book can be summed up in two words: dark and creepy. All the scenes happened at night, set in 1870s London; it’s very bleak. But I enjoyed it anyway. There wasn’t very much mystery; it was mostly resolving the series with how you meet Sherlock in the originals by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It was very intense, and wraps up very sad, although the ending seems inevitable. Holmes is written as a complex and interesting character. It was a thought-provoking read.

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Author Shane Peacock
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 264 pages
Publisher Tundra Books
Publish Date 02-Apr-2014
ISBN 9781770497689
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Issue September 2014
Category Young Adult


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