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Preview — The Secret Fiend by Shane Peacock
The Secret Fiend (The Boy Sherlock Holmes #4)
This title is certainly branching into the young adult genre with Sherlock going through puberty and begining to notice things like how curvy Irene and Beatrice's bodies have gotten, and a very funny conversation about grabbing men by their "unmentionables" in a self-defense class. The variety of euphemisms ("meat and vegetables", "cricket equipment", "private machin ...more
Full of historical detail and clues leading to wrong turns, this book will excite young and adult readers. Familiarity wit ...more
Shane Peacock has made it to the 4th book in this series and in my opinion the best one so far. I've been consistently rating the books a 4/5, knowing that Mr. Peacock had something more to give that was waiting for my full five rating and "The Secret Fiend" fits the bill. Oh, the case is a bit out there but then some of Doyle's cases were also so I won't hold that against an author who can hold it all together.
Sherlock, who has decided to wait until he has ...more
It is 1868, the week that Benjamin Disraeli becomes Prime Minister of the Empire. Sherlock's beautiful but poor admirer, Beatrice, the hatter's daughter, appears at the door late at night. She is terrified, claiming that she and her friend have just been attacked by the Spring Heeled Jack on Westminster Bridge and the fiend has made off with her friend. At first Sherlock thinks Beatrice simply wants his attention, and he is reluctant to go back to detective work. He also believes that the Jack