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Death in the air /

by Peacock, Shane.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Peacock, Shane. Boy Sherlock Holmes: his 2nd case.Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2008Description: ix, 254 p. : 1 map ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780887768514; 0887768512; 0887768970 (hardcover); 9780887768972 (hardcover) :.Title notes: $12.50 6-2008 (db)Subject(s): Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Aerialists -- Juvenile fiction | Murder -- Juvenile fiction | Detective and mystery stories | Holmes, Sherlock (Personnage fictif) -- Romans, nouvelles etc. pour la jeunesse | Voltigeurs (Cirque) -- Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse | Meurtre -- Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse | Roman policier | Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Murder -- Fiction | Mystery and detective stories | London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- FictionSummary: After losing his mother while solving a brutal murder, young Sherlock Holmes commits himself to fighting crime. While visiting his father at work, Sherlock watches a dangerous trapeze performance. When the troupe's star drops to his death, Sherlock notices something is amiss and realizes it was foul play.
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After the harrowing experience of losing his mother while solving a brutal murder in London's East End, young Sherlock Holmes commits himself to fighting crime ... and is soon involved in another case. While visiting his father at the magnificent Crystal Palace, Sherlock stops to watch a remarkable and dangerous trapeze performance high above, framed by the stunning glass ceiling of the legendary building. Suddenly, the troupe's star is dropping, screaming and flailing, toward the floor. He lands with a sickening thud just a few feet away, and rolls up almost onto the boy's boots. Unconscious and bleeding profusely, his body is grotesquely twisted. In the mayhem that follows, Sherlock notices something that no one else sees -- something is amiss with the trapeze bar! He knows that foul play is afoot. What he doesn't know is that his discovery will put him on a frightening, twisted trail that leads to an entire gang of notorious criminals. Wrapped in the fascinating world of Victorian entertainment, its dangerous performances, and London's dark underworld, Death in the Air raises The Boy Sherlock Holmes to a whole new level.<br> <br> Be sure not to miss Eye of the Crow , The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case.

$12.50 6-2008 (db)

After losing his mother while solving a brutal murder, young Sherlock Holmes commits himself to fighting crime. While visiting his father at work, Sherlock watches a dangerous trapeze performance. When the troupe's star drops to his death, Sherlock notices something is amiss and realizes it was foul play.

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A trapeze artist's murder leads thirteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes to London's nastiest gang. As the young detective tries to track down and collar these hoodlums, Peacock's text raises thought-provoking questions about where the line falls between good and evil and whether the end justifies the means. Throughout, Peacock paints a riveting portrait of both Victorian England and the moody, lonely, approval-craving Sherlock. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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