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Black Ice

(Young Sherlock Holmes #3)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  1,949 Ratings  ·  202 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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Бранимир Събев
Останах изключително доволен и очарован и от третата книга на Андрю Лейн от поредицата за "Младият Шерлок Холмс". Отново приключения, задъхано действие, изобщо преди да стане улегналият детектив с лулата като младеж яката е търчал насам-натам, забъркан в чудни каши, така де, мисии от общонационално значение за родната му Англия.

"Годината е 1868-a. Четиринайсетгодишният Шерлок Холмс се сблъсква с най-загадъчния си случай до момента. Майкрофт, по-големият му брат, е намерен с нож в ръка, надвесен
Книжни Криле
Ако сте чели ревюто ми на „Петата купа” от Дан Симънс вероятно си спомняте, че съм голям почитател на Шерлок Холмс. Именно там бях споменал и поредицата „Младият Шерлок Холмс” от Андрю Лейн. Чудесната юношеска поредица представяше ранните тийнейджърски години на знаменития детектив, като заедно с първите му приключения читателят ставаше свидетел и на редица сцени, оказали влияние върху личността му и формирали бъдещия характер на героя. „Облакът на смъртта” и „Червената пиявица” бяха издадени у ...more
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Die Bücher werden immer besser finde ich. Oder ich gewöhne mich langsam an den Stil XD Sherlock lernt aber langsam wirklich dazu und ich finde es gut, wie der Autor versucht Sherlock durch seine Geschichten zu dem zu machen, was er später ist und wie man ihn kennt. Diesmal ist Sherlock hauptsächlich mit seinem Bruder Mycroft unterwegs, eine Abwechslung zu den bisherigen Abenteuern. Er gerät auch wieder in brenzlige Situationen aber nicht mehr ganz so viele und er kann sie langsam auch besser han ...more
Jan 17, 2018 rated it liked it
The ending was fabulous!!!!!!
Sometimes it was pretty boring but it was a good book + it taught me a lot of things and the plan at the end was so smart and complicated (Loved that)
Sarah Sammis
Falconry, Alaska, curse your inevitable betrayal (but only after I teach you the tricks of disguises).
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
Oda Renate
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 star for the fun locked room mystery scene, the other plotlines were interesting enough.
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Il libro scorre in modo ottimo, con particolare attenzione per quel che riguarda le situazioni di suspence. Veramente gradevole.
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
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bulgarian review:

Actual rating: 3.5 stars
I really liked 'Black Ice', the third book in the 'Young Sherlock Holmes' series, it was interesting, full with twists, intense moments and many misteries, of course. I liked the fact that we got to see more from Sherlock's bigger brother and we even learned a lot about Russia in the past and some very interesting deals. I only wish for the resolution of the story to have come earlier, because at a point i though
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: grade-7
I found this book somewhat more gripping than the others. I the middle of the first 2, I would lose a little interest and put the book down for longer periods of time, but for some reason, I was with this book from beginning to end. Though the first 2 books were good, this book gave me hope that the rest will be even better than the other 2.
May 12, 2018 rated it liked it
A really good read, full of suspense – a few twists, people who appear not to be what they’re supposed to be. I missed Matty and Virginia in this adventure of the young Holmes. The Holmes siblings are « en route » to Moscou, in disguise, but they forget that villains are smart. I enjoyed it a lot.

Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Είναι λογικό να τελείωσα τα 2/6 αυτού του βιβλίου μέσα σε μια ώρα, παρόλο που το είχα αφήσει να περιμένει για πάνω από μια εβδομάδα? Λοιπόν, είναι. Έρχεται ανάρτηση.

(Fan Fact: Ο νεαρός Σέρλοκ είναι το ίδιο τρελός και περίεργος με τον ενήλικα εαυτό του. Είχε ένα αρουραίο στην τσέπη του και το συνειδητοποίησε μονάχα τρεις (?) μέρες μετά.)
s. fay
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
I thought this was a really disappointing read. I definitely would not recommend it as it’s a very slow book and I just really did not like it!!
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 08, 2013 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 06, 2014 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 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 05, 2012 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
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ich kann nur sagen: Holy cannelloni! Ausführliches Review folgt nach Umzug.
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Till now it is my favourite out of the serie :)
Melly Kallon
Jun 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Ah, Sherlock Holmes is my favourite crime character. I think he's my only exception to that genre because I do enjoy crime films/TV series but books... I got bored very fast. Compared to thrillers, crimes seem lime and short. Yeah, the worst part of crimes is that they tend to be too short because you solve the crime and that's it. With thrillers is more mysterious, there's action, suspense, a wider plot... and more violence. But for Sherlock I do make an exception because he's the ultimate dete ...more
Erin Britton
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Young Sherlock Holmes: Black Ice is the third book in Andrew Lane’s series about the formative years of the great detective and to my mind it is the best and most intriguing story in the series so far.

Black Ice begins with some classic ‘locked room mystery’ action as Sherlock Holmes and his tutor, Amyus Crowe, travel to London to visit Mycroft, Sherlock’s older brother, at his Club. Shortly after arriving at the Diogenes Club, Sherlock and Amyus hear a commotion coming from the Stranger’s Room [
Feb 15, 2018 rated it liked it
In fairness Holmes adventures have been chronicled from the Baker Street years (Conan Doyle and beyond) to retirement and beekeeping and even adventures with heavy occult or sci-fi leanings....the early years however don't really seem to have been covered quite as fully.
These books therefore allow to imagine how a extraordinary individual was forged and they do a fairly good job..they are far more adventure than mystery and you can't help but feel there's a shade of 'young Bond' to the whole pre
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember picking up this book when it first came out a couple of years ago. After reading the first two installments of this series, I wanted more, especially after the sheer sinister antagonist's story-line in the second book. However, book 3 had to wait to be read and I deeply regret not reading it before now. I can only imagine, (but judging from my liking of the first 2 books that I read when I was about Sherlock's age (14)) but I can't help to feel like I would have liked this book a lot ...more
An Odd1
Mar 03, 2015 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
Alex Kopley
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ir-books
This Sherlock Holmes book is a great mystery style book. I personally do not like mystery but I really enjoyed this book. This book is filled with cliff hangers and leaves you guessing who committed the crime. It developed the characters very well and developed strong themes. In the book Mycroft Holmes is Sherlock Holmes's brother and has been accused of murder in his own apartment Sherlock is sent to the case. Sherlock knows his brother the best so he is confident that he didn't commit the crim ...more
Sutechai Sundara
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
The plot is great with Sherlock going to Russia and finding out who framed his brother Mycroft. The story is very thrilling with clues, mysteries, and conclusions. I also liked all the elaborate and genius ways the villains try to stop Sherlock and his friends. Once you get into the story you will know some shocking things from Sherlock’s past. Overall I liked this book with its great varieties if vocabularies and a well detailed plot.
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