Red Leech (Young Sherlock Holmes, #2)
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Red Leech (Young Sherlock Holmes #2)

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Šerlok Holms zna da odrasli uvek kriju neke tajne, ali nije očekivao da će otkriti kako najčuveniji ubica na svetu živi u Sariju, iako svi veruju da je mrtav – i da je njegov brat nekako umešan.

Kad niko ne želi da vam saopšti istinu, ponekad morate da rizikujete sve da biste je otkrili. Tako počinje avantura koja će Šerloka odvesti u Ameriku, u središte smrtonosne mreže –...more
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Published (first published 2010)
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This is the second book in Andrew Lane's "Young Sherlock Holmes" series.

This one just didn't appeal to me quite as much as the first book in the series, "Death Cloud". There were points in the book where Holmes and the antagonists appeared to be on a stage of their own, invisible to those who surround them and who could have, and most likely would have, intervened. A shootout on top of a moving train full of passengers and staff doesn't often go completely unacknowledged.

When reading this series...more
Cover Blurb: Yes or No? Compared to the last cover of Death Cloud, it's a definite yes. Don't really know why the compass is on the front, since there's no compass featured in the story, but oh well.

Characters: Young Sherlock Holmes continues to be nothing like the Sherlock Holmes we all know and love. Young Sherlock is too apologetic, too openly emotional, and always seeking others' approval. There's also nothing uncannily brilliant about him; he's just average, and there's still no sign of his...more
I quite liked this book. It's a fast read - I finished it in under 4 hours.

It continues the (or at least a) 'secret origin' of Sherlock Holmes, as imagined by Andy Lane.

The action was fun; there was a good deal of tension, resolved satisfactorily. However, when Sherlock faces danger in these books, it's always in the back of my mind that he, as well as his brother Mycroft, must always survive relatively unscathed, in order to exist in the books that this is the prequel to.

I think this is a bit o...more
The book that I read was Rebel Fire. The genre of the book is nonfiction and sometimes you just got to like that and sometimes you don't. I liked this book because it has execlent detail. At first when you read the beginning of the story it like this is so boring but when you get close to the middle thats the good part. This auther really make you feel like you are actually there and it was just like constant whats going to happen here or there. This book took plce in Great brittan and all over...more
I really struggled to finish this. If I had had anything else to read I probably wouldn't have bothered.

Bone to Pick!
1. If someone gives you some information, and then straight after you go over the facts again in your mind, you did not discover the information through intellect or logic. You know the information because someone told you!

2. The correct conjugation of to bring is , bring brought brought.
Bought comes form the verb "to buy".

3. Speeded up?!?

I will not be reading anymore from this...more
I can't believe how good this young adult series is! I have never read a Sherlock Holmes book (I did see the movies) and the character doesn't particularly interest me but this series about YOUNG Sherlock Holmes is just so good. The Sir Conan Doyle heirs and estate endorses the author, Andrew Lane. His attention to detail is wonderful and he tries to give 14 year-old Sherlock the background and beginnings of the interests and knowledge that Sherlock Holmes later has and knows.

This is book #2. T...more
Nina Higson-Sweeney
Now I've said that I've been reading this book for about three weeks now, but I actually only really got into it this last week - and I have to say, I'm surprised that I didn't get into it sooner. I must admit that these novels are slow to start - but once they get going, they are truly gripping. This is definitely my favourite so far.

In this book, we continue from the point of view of the young Sherlock Holmes, as he continues to spend his summer at his aunt and uncle's house in Farnham, gettin...more
Nem voltam elájulva az elején, Sherlock-ot butának éreztem, néha meg olyan szöveget lenyomott, akárha filozófus vagy bölcs lenne. Egyébként élvezetesek voltak a történetben elhangzott monológok, dialógok, de nem tudom, mennyire érti meg egy gyermek ezeket… Viszont a logikai bicsakok észrevétlenek lettek volna egy #átlagos# ifjú számára. :))

Érdekes és aranyos a testvérek kapcsolata, de Mycroft és Sherlock kapcsolata néha #(elég gyakran)# olyan, mintha minimum húsz év lenne köztük és Mycroft nem h...more
An Odd1
"Bad things happen to people. It's the one acknowledged truth of the human condition" p 156. Only Sherlock can identify thugs who kidnapped his pal Matthew Arnatt and guard John Wilkes Booth, crazy after face half burned off. Duke Balthassar wants Lincoln assassin for figurehead to rally Confederation troops against Union.

Balthassar is "closer to seven [feet tall] .. painfully .. impossibly thin" p 248, masks face "eyes red and black" p 258 bloodshot and iris dark, with white ceramic. Leech sal...more
I love this series so far. It's just so perfect in all its Sherlock amazingness. Since Sherlock is 15 in this story and we all know he goes on to be a famous detective, there were some moments I thought I was going to lose one of my favorite characters of all time because of just how bleak the situation seemed. This is only possible because of the impeccable writing style that I love so very much. The author is British and writes accordingly, and I just love it so much. So, there you go. I also...more
This book is even better than the first! It has non-stop action. It has a villain with a nasty secret, an unguessable plot and Sherlock's own brother is somehow involved. It is a great book you must read it.
Fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes knows that Amyus Crowe, his mysterious American tutor, has some dark secrets. But he didn’t expect to find John Wilkes Booth, the notorious assassin, apparently alive and well in England—and Crowe somehow mixed up in it. When no one will tell you the truth, sometimes you have to risk all to discover it for yourself. And so begins an adventure that will take Sherlock across the Atlantic, to the center of a deadly web—where a friend is in peril and a defeated army...more
When I found this book in the library, at first I didn't realize it was the second book, but I decided to read it anyways. I made a big mistake. I thought it was intriguing in the beginning but it got way more boring along the way. They treat a teenage Sherlock as if he's five. He doesn't even think or act like the real Sherlock Holmes. I wasn't fond of Virginia Crowe either. She wasn't that much of help. All in all, this book was mostly filler. I guess I should have read the first book, I serio...more
Sherlock goes to America! In the second book of the wildly adventurous Young Sherlock Holmes series our young hero races against time to rescue his friend, kidnapped after stumbling upon a plot to overthrow the United States of America, still reeling after the end of the War between states. With leeches, exotic animals, and villains of a new breed only Mr. Lane can construct, each new story of Sherlock's adventures leaves me more astounded than the last. The Red Leech runs full-steam ahead from...more
Sayantan Mukhuti
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Kim Dyer
While Death Cloud was at least an enjoyable mystery, I found that I simply could not get into Red Leech. It simply did not read like a Sherlock Holmes story. There was no mystery this time round and so the story was a straight thriller in the vein of a James Bond adventure. The action in the story - which included a shoot out on top of a moving steam train - felt fair to cartoonish and not at all in keeping with the source material.

Holmes also felt even more out of character in this book. I app...more

Nach den spannenden, aufregenden und gefährlichen Ereignissen vor wenigen Monaten, als der junge Sherlock Holmes die üblen Machenschaften eines finsteren Barons aufdecken konnte und nur knapp mit dem Leben davon kam, ist wieder Ruhe in Holmes Manor eingekehrt und Sherlock widmet sich abermals seinen Studien unter der Leitung seines Lehrers Amyus Crowe. Doch plötzlich taucht Sherlocks Bruder Mycroft auf und berichtet von einem totgeglaubten Auftragskiller, der in England gesichtet wurde, ga...more
Audrey Lee
I'm re-rerating my review on this book and basically the entire series. I just realized that both "Red Leech" and the "Paradol Chamber" are two of the 61 untold cases mentioned in Holmes canon. So these cases are canon. This new information has seriously upped this series for me.

Rated 3.5-4. The thing that got me through this was continuing hints to how Sherlock Holmes will become Sherlock Holmes. This book introduces the violin, suppressing emotions for logic, the mind palace, opium, and the p...more
BAYA Librarian
Sherlock Holmes is having a very uneventful summer at Holmes Manor in Hampshire. A visit from his brother Mycroft brings the possibility of mystery and intrigue. Mycroft has not come for a visit with Sherlock but with his mysterious teacher Amyus Crowe. It seems that the famous assassin John Wilks Booth may be alive and living in England. Against both Mycroft and Crowe’s wishes Sherlock goes in search of Booth. His discovery of Booth’s whereabouts starts a series of events that lead to Sherlocks...more
Sherlock, Mattie and Virginia get involved in another mystery. This time it will take them all the way to the United States as Mattie is kidnapped by a group of confederates in an effort to keep Ameus Crow from stopping their nefarious plans. Sherlock tries to look into things and help and things quickly spiral beyond his control. Through some clever and logical planning he is able to get everyone safe and save the day.

I love that the author includes things like how Sherlock began to be interest...more
Sarah Maddaford
Up until the very last portion of the story (view spoiler), I found most of the narrative compelling and quick paced enough to make me believe it. I just wasn't entirely convinced about that last bit and I didn't think there were reasonable consequences displayed for a 15 year old. The lizard thing was a bit bizarre as well though.

I missed Matty for most of the book. Virginia doesn't quite make up for him because she causes...more
Ms. Yingling
Sherlock is enjoying a quiet life with his aunt and uncle when his brother Mycroft shows up. Mycroft doesn't really want to talk to Sherlock; he's more interested in discussing the possibility that John Wilkes Booth has gotten out of Japan and is now in England with Sherlock's American tutor, Amyus Crowe. In his typical fashion, Sherlock goes off to investigate the house where Booth supposedly is holed up, and ends up sending the group packing... with his friend Matty in tow. Mycroft decides tha...more
Fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes is just winding down from his last near-lethal adventure, when a new one crops up. It seems that perhaps John Wilkes Booth was not killed in America, and is now in England, recruiting for some nefarious purpose stateside. Of course Holmes investigates, and of course lands smack in the middle of the deadly plot. Soon he and his mentor, American spy Amyus Crow, and Amyus' daughter Virginia, are heading for America to rescue a kidnapped friend. Along the way Holmes...more
Ein totgeglaubter Auftragskiller und ein Verbrechen, das ein ganzes Land erschüttert, halten den jungen Sherlock Holmes in Atem. Und dann ist da noch sein Bruder, der irgendwie in dieser Geschichte mit drinzuhängen scheint. In seinem zweiten Fall führt die Spur den jungen Sherlock Holmes an einen Ort, an dem Leben und Tod keinen Wert besitzen, die Wahrheit jedoch unbezahlbar ist.

"Das Leben ist tödlich" ist der zweite Band der "Young Sherlock Holmes"-Reihe von Andrew Lane.
Dieses zweite Abenteuer...more
I didn't read the first in this series, Death Cloud, but except for a few minor references to it, I don't think it hampered my understanding of this novel in any way. Sherlock is just learning to questions and observe, learning from his American teacher, Amyus Crowe, a sometimes agent for the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Amyus can make a lesson out of anything, even getting beat up and shot! He's kind of a loud brash American. He and his daughter Virginia are comfortable with Sherlock, but what A...more
Hazel West
Well, I did end up liking this better than the first one. I think Sherlock's character is better developed and he seems to be acting more like the Sherlock we all know and love. I've come to quite like this series and I think it will be one I will enjoy reading to the end. I really have a great respect for the author's writing style and the way he can craft a story. It's been a very long time since I have read about villains like the ones he writes into his books. They are equal parts cunning an...more
Ein totgeglaubter Auftragskiller und ein Verbrechen, das ein ganzes Land erschüttert, halten den jungen Sherlock Holmes in Atem. Und dann ist da noch sein Bruder, der irgendwie in dieser Geschichte mit drinzuhängen scheint. In seinem neuen Fall führt die Spur den jungen Meisterdetektiv an einen Ort, an dem Leben und Tod keinen Wert besitzen, die Wahrheit jedoch unbezahlbar ist.

Zum Autor:
Andrew Lane ist der Autor von mehr als 20 Büchern, unter anderem Romanen zu bekannten TV-Seri...more
“Young Sherlock Holmes, Red Leech” by Andrew Lane is once again, being the second book in the series, an action packed mystery which leads Sherlock Holmes to America.
Andrew Lane has recreated the famous detective series of Sherlock Holmes but brings him back to 1864, when he is 14 years old. He is living in the countryside of Britain with his Uncle Sherrinford and Aunt Anna, because his mother is very ill in hospital and his father is working in India. The story begins on a usual afternoon while...more
È finalmente arrivato in libreria, il secondo romanzo della serie Young Sherlock Holmes di Andrew Lane, la prima serie per ragazzi, dedicata all’eterno personaggio di Sherlock Holmes, approvata dal dal Conan Doyle Literary Estate.

Come nel primo romanzo, Andrew Lane continua a interpretare i vari “indizi” lasciati da Conan Doyle nelle sue opere originarie per riunirli in queste intriganti rappresentazioni di un giovane detective in erba che, altrimenti, non avremmo mai avuto il piacere di conosce...more
This was just as entertaining and quick-paced as the first in the series, Death Cloud and, again, I had a hard time putting it down.

However, I had a hard time with believability. The first book, even though it was farfetched, it *worked*. This one, not so much. I had a hard time understanding just why Booth was needed. Why *him*? Why not someone else?

Why did Sherlock decide to take a bow and arrows with him? He's never used them before, yet he seemed to have no problem using them right when the...more
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JPL YA Reading Ch...: Rebel Fire- Posted by Darlene 1 1 Jun 07, 2013 07:39AM  
  • Eye of the Crow (The Boy Sherlock Holmes, #1)
  • The Trial of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes Dynamite, #1)
  • The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
  • By Royal Command (Young Bond, #5)
  • The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas  (Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars #1)
  • Island of Thieves
  • Double Vision (Double Vision, #1)
  • The Canary Trainer: From the Memoirs of John H. Watson, M.D.
  • Sherlock: The Casebook
  • First Shot
  • Ripper
  • Hide and Seek (Capture the Flag, #2)
  • The Project
  • The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Enola Holmes Mysteries, #5)
  • Look Into My Eyes (Ruby Redfort, #1)
  • The Secret Prophecy
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon
  • Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics (The Sports Beat, #6)
Andrew 'Andy' Lane lives in Dorset with his wife, his son and a vast collection of Sherlock Holmes books, the purchase of which over the past twenty years is now a justifiably tax-deductible expense.

Andrew is the author of some twenty previous books. Some are original novels set in the same universes as the BBC TV programmes Doctor Who, Torchwood and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), some are conte...more
More about Andrew Lane...
Death Cloud (Young Sherlock Holmes, #1) Black Ice (Young Sherlock Holmes, #3) Slow Decay (Torchwood, #3) Fire Storm (Young Sherlock Holmes, #4) Snake Bite (Young Sherlock Holmes, #5)

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