Lane is a lifelong Holmes fan and it shows. Young Sherlock is very much worthy of the original and if Knife Edge is anything to go by, the series as a whole is cleverly conceived and well-executed. . . Lane has an easy way with characters, and even the ones almost incidental to his story clearly have a life of their own. This is a stylish and entertaining version of Sherlock that can be happily placed beside the originals in the library of any fan. (crimereview.co.uk
Of all the follow-on Sherlock Holmes series, this is almost certainly my favourite - it captures the essence of the great detective, explains many of his later traits and foibles that make him unique, and, on top of that, makes for a brilliant story, brilliantly told. First class. (Books Monthly
[Lane's] classy, intelligent stories are fast-paced with thrilling plots, plenty of action and marvelous mysteries which are a real treat for youngsters who like their books to be a challenge as well as a cracking adventure. (Lancashire Evening Post
This is an extremely good story which will appeal equally to male and female readers thanks to its clever mix of derring-do, intelligent reasoning and the confusions of young love, and it is bound to enthrall many young people and encourage them to seek out the original stories. (The Book Bag
Something sinister is afoot in the house in the west of Ireland in which Sherlock is staying. There are frightened whisperings among the servants and the house's owners are clearly scared. But who - or what? - has terrified them so much that nobody will speak out? Young Sherlock must bring all his powers of deduction to unravelling his greatest mystery yet. Another fast-paced, brilliantly plotted adventure as teenage Sherlock investigates a new crime and comes up against a fresh crop of sinister, clever criminals.
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