- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Main Market Ed. edition (5 Nov. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0330511998
- ISBN-13: 978-0330511995
- Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 2.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 298,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Red Leech (Young Sherlock Holmes) Paperback – Unabridged, 5 Nov 2010
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Join Young Sherlock Holmes on his second thrilling adventure. Think you know him? Think again.
About the Author
Andrew Lane is an author, journalist and lifelong Sherlock Holmes fan. He lives in Hampshire with his wife and son. Before Moriarty and before Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew's passion for the original novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his determination to create an authentic teenage Sherlock Holmes made him the perfect choice to work with the Conan Doyle Estate to reinvent the world’s most famous detective for this series. The first book in Andrew's new series, Lost Worlds, was published in 2013 and book two will follow in 2014.
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Top Customer Reviews
Hopefully, this minority of angry fanboys will be silenced by Red Leech, the second volume in these chronicles of the young Holmes as I feel it is even better than Death Cloud. Having met the character in that first book we are now given a chance to get to know him properly; this is often difficult in a first-in-series book for young readers who demand fast pace and regular action scenes, and so second-in-series books are all the more important when it comes to character development. Andrew Lane certainly rises to this challenge with Red Leech as we start to observe the genesis of some of the mannerisms and beliefs that are so well known in the full formed adult version. Some of these moments in the story are very subtle, some are far more obvious, but almost every one I spotted sent a small shiver of delight down my spine, and created a smug knowing grin on my face. Mr Lane also pays more attention to the legendary Holmes thought process in this book, as the young Sherlock reflects on things that he sees or events that happen.Read more ›
It begins just after Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud and continues Sherlock's education in detecting.
The adventure takes place across continents and Sherlock travels to the New World of America and battles evil there. This gives us more of an idea about his tutor, Crowe's life and experiences.
It also shows up some of Sherlock's Britishness and I think the idea of Empire should be explored in later books, a trip to India perhaps??
Sherlock is beginning to develop his techniques more and more, his use of disguise and critical thinking to discover what is going on is interesting, as is his reading of The Republic (Penguin Classics)
Although, THANKFULLY!! as a teenage boy he would rather learn to play the violin and battle evil stewards than actually read all of Plato!!!
This is a really good read, his trip to America gives us a new dimension to Holmes, not just how London impacts him but also the rest of the World.
I was also left wanting for more and most of all........
I WANT to know about Mrs. Eglantine, WHAT IS HER HOLD OVER THE HOLMES FAMILY?.......
She is there in the background and I hope that all of these stories lead to her....
Holmes also felt even more out of character in this book. I appreciate that the purpose of the series is to show how Holmes came to be the consulting detective of Doyle's work, however there is no spark of brilliance in his character and he shows far too much emotional attachment to his friends (particularly Virginia who he has a very obvious crush on).
While some of the historical facts were somewhat interesting, they bogged down the story by creating large chunks of educational text which broke up the flow of the text. I also noticed some false truths, such as stating that komodo dragons swallow their prey whole, which made me question the validity of any of the facts that Holmes learns on his journey.
All in all, I was not captivated by this one. I'm going to read the next because I already own a copy and really hope that the series improves.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ordered Red Leech but I got Rebel Fire. It does say it is the second book in the young sherlock series but my son says this is the American version. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mrs E Thakur
its brillant for girls too! i am going to buy the next book that is how fantastic. BEST BOOK EVER!Published 10 months ago by Andrew Robinson
I've now read the first two books in the series and found them both very entertaining, looking forward to reading the next instalmentPublished 16 months ago by Brian Peat
my son loved the first book in the series and is enjoying this one so farPublished 17 months ago by Sam