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Black Ice (Young Sherlock Holmes #3)

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  1,492 Ratings  ·  160 Reviews
When teen Sherlock and American tutor Amyus Crowe visit Sherlock’s brother Mycroft in London, they expect polite lunch. Instead, Mycroft holds a knife over a dead body in a locked room. Threatened with the gallows, Mycroft needs Sherlock. The search for the truth goes from a London railway station for dead bodies to frozen Moscow.
Paperback, 286 pages
Published June 2011 by MacMillan Children's (first published 2011)
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I liked it. Not as much as the other two, but it was fine. As usual, something goes wrong, and suddenly Sherlock is dodging assassination attempts left and right. In fact, this book went a lot more into Sherlock’s resourcefulness in dodging assassination attempts. What I didn't care for so much was:

1. The bagillions of references to his last adventure in Red Leech (Rebel Fire to me). It's been a LONG time since I've read that, and I forgot a lot of what happened in it. Thus the gratuitous menti
Cover Blurb: Yes or No? I do continue to like these covers (so much better than that horrible copy of Death Cloud,!), with the color schemes and the "symbols" that allude to something in the story itself. Though, in all honesty, the silhouette is beginning to irritate me. Don't really know why; it just is.

Characters: Young Sherlock is not improving. He continues to be too emotional, too dependent on others people's good opinion and approval, and his detective skills are laughable. Seriously - ca
Ms. Yingling
When Sherlock's brother Mycroft is found coming out of a locked room at the Diogenes Club, wherein lies a dead man, he is arrested and imprisoned. Sherlock and his tutor, Amyus Crowe, can figure out that Mycroft has been drugged and the man has killed himself in a clever way, but the police refuse to believe them. Mycroft thinks that the man is somehow involved in a vast land purchase in the US, and once his club pays bail, he takes off to Russia to try to figure things out. He and Mycroft are t ...more
Eugene Lau
Dec 11, 2013 Eugene Lau rated it really liked it
This book was a little... short. I'm not saying it was rushed, but it was short, in terms of the "book-time".
Sherlock Holmes was kind of a novice, compared to Craig, since it was set in his youthhood. I always thought of Sherlock Holmes as a talented person, who clearly showed his extraordinary capabilities. This book changed my perspective on him; he was a talented person, but he surely didn't show it very clearly.
My favourite character was the main character, Sherlock Holmes, because of how h
Audrey Lee
Apr 21, 2014 Audrey Lee rated it really liked it
Shelves: sherlock-holmes
This may be my favorite in the series so far. It starts off as a regular Sherlock Holmes mystery and turns into almost an action adventure spy thriller. I loved that he brought up stuff from the first two books and expanded on them (giving the books a broader arc rather than cases-of-the-week). I love the ongoing mystery of Mrs. Eglantine, a question that is going to be solved in the next book according to the author. Loved the expansion of Mycroft's character. After what he went through in Russ ...more
Feb 08, 2014 Cascade rated it it was amazing
Russia, France, the London underworld -can it get any better? In his latest installment to the Young Sherlock Holmes series, Andrew Lane does not disappoint! Each of his characters are authentic, real, and relatable, and the mysteries just as intricate as ever. It is my hope Young Adult editors and publishers will take a lesson from Mr. Lane's wondrous example and provide a surge of similar stories on library and bookstore shelves everywhere -the Young Sherlock Holmes is truly a gem I am gratefu ...more
Feb 09, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Black Ice by Andrew Lane is a Young Sherlock Holmes book and it's about a boy named Sherlock Holmes. One day when he visits his brother Mycroft, he find a dead man who had been stabbed and his brother holding a knife. All the evidence points to Mycroft as the killer but Sherlock know that his brother was framed. Now can he find the real killer before Mycroft is to be killed?
I picked this book up because I read the first two books and they were really good so I wanted to see what would happend to
Meh. Pleasurable but forgettable. I liked the storyline about Mycroft getting framed but I felt the story just kind of drifted away from that in all kinds of directions as the book went on and there was just too much going on for me. I read this over a couple of months so that may have been part of the reason I was finding it difficult to follow, but I do think there's an issue with this series of Sherlock constantly walking into danger when he's supposedly just a normal kid right now. Lack of r ...more
Janika Puolitaival
Easy to read, action packed young adult mystery series. Sherlock is indeed young (with temper) in this series and since in my mind SH is like Jeremy Brett- Benedict Cumberbatch my reading suffered for it. "Sherlock is behaving oddly!" But it is not book's problem, it is mine. Good series if you can bury your view of older Sherlock. No wonder so many books already out for this series.
Mary Claire
Apr 23, 2015 Mary Claire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ich kann nur sagen: Holy cannelloni! Ausführliches Review folgt nach Umzug.
May 23, 2016 Doreen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Till now it is my favourite out of the serie :)
Kerstin Stutzke
Oct 16, 2016 Kerstin Stutzke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Der Diogenes Club ist einer der beliebtesten Herrenclubs in London und dort Mitglied zu werden, ist gar nicht so einfach. Selbst Besucher müssen von einem Mitglied eingeladen werden, um dort Zutritt zu erhalten. Das besondere an diesem Club ist, dass dort Schweigen herrscht. Tatsächlich ist nur in Besucherzimmern das Gespräch gestattet, überall sonst herrscht Stille. Dementsprechend aufgeregt ist der junge Sherlock Holmes auch, als er auf Einladung seines Bruders Mycroft erstmals den Club besuch ...more
An Odd1
Nov 26, 2015 An Odd1 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
"They hang him by the neck until he is dead" p 61. I'd rather begin with threat to Mycroft, caught without memory, with corpse, in locked room at his London Diogenes Club. Sherlock and tutor Crowe expect lunch, face mystery. (view spoiler) Answers owe much to chance, serendipity, but so did Doyle, first Sherlock author.

"Something familiar about that bitte
Jacob Godwin
Oct 04, 2016 Jacob Godwin rated it really liked it
Jacob Godwin
Ms. Saint Clair
English 10
1 October 2016
Sherlock Holmer: Black Ice
If you want a book filled with mysteries and unanswered question and also charging into the unknown. This book is mainly a young very adventurous boy who wanted to find out the mysteries of London. Sherlock Holmes is a young spy in London and he explored all the mysteries of London. This book really keeps you interesting in learning more about London and Sherlock. I personally liked this book a lot because it really ke
In occasione della Fiera dei Libri per Bambini edizione 2013, la casa editrice DeAgostini ha deciso di regalare ai suoi giovani lettori il terzo volume della bellissima e appassionante serie Young Sherlock Holmes.
Inoltre, per alcuni fortunati – e sì, noi di Sognando Leggendo siamo fra questi! -, l’autore e giornalista britannico Andrew Lane, conosciuto come Andy Lane, è stato invitato a Bologna proprio per presentare a noi lettori italiani questo terzo volume della serie che vede come protagonis
Reese Snell
Feb 27, 2016 Reese Snell rated it really liked it
Goodreads Book Review

When writing his book, Black Ice, Andrew Lane had a clear purpose for his readers. He wanted to write an action packed, thriller that would entertain his readers. It is clear that he wanted to make his readers be on the edge of their seats every single chapter. As Andrew Lane says, “‘No escape for you, sonny,’ he said. He raise his hands. The meagre light glinted off the metal spikes on his knuckle dusters. ‘And it looks like I saved myself a half-crown into the bargain’” (1
Sep 22, 2016 Paula rated it liked it
3.5 I've been absorbing Sherlock Holmes in the last few weeks (since first watching the BBC series). While I'm not all knowledgeable about the Canon, it's obvious that Lane is, because his Young Sherlock books mesh so well with what I have read and watched so far.

While I find these a little sad, it's because I like Lane's depiction of young Sherlock and I dread reading the story of how he changes from the happy and caring young man to the emotionless automaton of Doyle's works. But these storie
Hazel West
Nov 12, 2012 Hazel West rated it liked it
Thoughts on the Overall Book: This is a series that has really started to grow on me and despite several problems I have as a diehard Sherlockian, the books are still very enjoyable, and they are endorsed by the Conon Doyle Estate, so whenever you see the 'stamp of approval' you can be sure that the books are at least going to be true to Sherlock's character and mix well with the cannon. That said, I didn't think this book was the best in the series so far, but I'll talk about my problems in a m ...more
Jennifer Rayment
Jan 05, 2012 Jennifer Rayment rated it really liked it
The Good Stuff

Enjoyed the fleshing out of the character of Mycroft
More fast paced than the first story in series -- which I think will interest the intended audience a little more
Nice light humour
You can really see how this Sherlock could develop into Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock
Love how the author throws in some history, science etc so subtlety that kids won't pick up the fact that they are learning stuff
The historical notes at the end are a fabulous addition
Lots of twists and turns
May 18, 2013 Mason rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wondered what Sherlock Holmes would have been like as a teenager?

Author Andrew Lane tackles that topic in his series, Sherlock Holmes: A New Beginning. In the latest installment in the series, BLACK ICE, young Sherlock has to come to the aid of his older brother, Mycroft.

Narrator James Langton does an excellent job bringing the various characters to life. His vocalization of the diverse accents adds to the story, as does his interruption of the varied ages of the characters. His ca
Kathy Martin
Jan 18, 2013 Kathy Martin rated it it was amazing
In this third adventure in the Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins series, Sherlock accompanies his brother Mycroft to Russia. The story begins with a locked room mystery. Mycroft is found in a room with a knife in his hand and a dead man in a chair. Sherlock and his mentor Amyus Crane investigate in what will be Sherlock's style as an adult and discover the plot but don't know who set the trap or what their goal was.

Further investigation has Sherlock fleeing from a villain and a group of feral
Dec 26, 2015 Franzi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, 2015-gelesen
"Eiskalter Tod" ist der dritte Band aus der Reihe um den jungen Sherlock Holmes. Ausgangspunkt ist wieder Holmes Manor, da Sherlock sich bis auf Weiters bei seiner Tante und seinem Onkel aufhält. Auch der Unterricht durch Mr. Crowe findet weiterhin statt. Und dieser Unterricht trägt viel dazu bei, Sherlocks ohnehin rasche Auffassungsgabe zu verbessern und seine Kombinationsgabe zu verschärfen.
Dieses Mal hat es der Autor sehr gut geschafft, einige der Gaben des "späteren" Sherlock Holmes passend
May 09, 2013 Hilary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Third in the series (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins), “Black Ice” follows the adventures of teenaged Sherlock Holmes as he tracks down clues to solve a locked-room murder/mystery with diplomatic impact as faraway from London as Moscow and which frames his brother, Mycroft. With the help of his tutor, Amyus Crowe, Sherlock is able to clear Mycroft’s name, cleverly determining that Mycroft was drugged and the murder is a set-up. But Mycroft buys into a conspiracy theory involving a vast Americ ...more
Sherlock is back and going to visit his brother in London regarding Sherlock's education. When Amyus and Sherlock arrive however, they see Mycroft holding a knife with a dead man behind him. The police are convinced that Mycroft is a murderer, but Sherlock doesn't believe it for a second. He and Amyus want to prove his innocence, but it's Myscroft and Sherlock who travel to Moscow. Of course, there are bound to be many bumps in the path but hopefully they can still find Mycroft innocent.

This was
Taylor Brueckner
Feb 23, 2014 Taylor Brueckner rated it really liked it
The legend of black Ice begins by Sherlock going to Russia to se his brother Mycroft. When Sherlock arrived to see Mycroft he is In a dark room holding a knife and there was a dead man in a chair. Sherlock and his mentor, Amyus Crane start an investigation. They don't know who set the trap or what they wanted or what there Intention was. Later in the investigation Sherlock is running from a villain and a group of feral children in under ground London then became to the Necropolis Railway which c ...more
James Loken
Oct 23, 2013 James Loken rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-horror
Sherlock Holmes The Legend Begins: Black Ice
Andrew Lane
3 Stars

I liked this book for the most part, but have a few complaints with the overall structure of the plot- which is: lack of action, as I am one to highly expect the quality of action in a book; which lead me to mostly enjoy the overall story, but left me a bit uninterested while reading certain parts of the book. Some examples of parts I found uninteresting are: Sherlock in the tunnel- this scene mostly describes the tunnel setting i
Mz. Diana Gagliardi
Apr 10, 2013 Mz. Diana Gagliardi rated it it was amazing
YES! I am loving this series more and more!!! THIS IS WHAT I EXPECTED FROM TONY HOROWITZ AND HIS AWFUL BOOK!!

There are so many details that look like mere flavour but take on an entirely different meaning to a dedicated Holmesian. As fourteen year old Holmes continues to create his philosophy or simply be the brilliant boy that he is you can see his future trajectory lining up directly with the Holmes we know. That we get to see a young Mycroft watch over his brother and move towards his future
Pat (Get Kids to Read) Tierney
Mar 10, 2013 Pat (Get Kids to Read) Tierney rated it really liked it
Sherlock Holmes, the character who can look at you and instantly analyze and deduce every aspect of your life. The honed skills of looking and noticing the details in a situation that allow him to deduce and solve the crime.
But somewhere along the way, he had to be taught this skill. Andrew Lane’s Sherlock Holmes series is about the teenage Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock is growing in his ability to notice and make deductions. In this thriving series, we see the genesis of the great Holmes. Sherlock
Yingson YU
Oct 07, 2015 Yingson YU rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wjhs, myestery, death
This book was totally amazing and I LOVED it!!! One thing I really liked was the beginning because it just sets a really good scene for the book. It starts with a 13 year old boy named Sherlock Holmes in Farnham, England is in a boat with his tutor,Amnus Crowe. Sherlock's brother invited him to go to London to have lunch, but later on Sherlock and Amnus only find out that Mycroft,his brother had killed someone. Sherlock thinks that Mycroft is innocent, but nobody else believes him.
The beginnin
Jan 15, 2016 Kristina rated it did not like it
Shelves: sherlockiana
I picked this up for the Mycroft connection and out of interest as to what the author would have done with a young Sherlock.
I'm disappointed that they've invented a mentor figure, essentially a countrified version of the older Sherlock. This detracts from the uniqueness of the Holmes brothers and makes Sherlock almost an ordinary boy. It doesn't fit with the canon either because Sherlock asserts his gifts are inherited (due to both him and Mycroft possessing them) not taught.
The portrayal of Myc
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