Friday, February 11, 2011

Death Cloud by Andrew Lane

Two men are dead.  Both with big swollen blotches on their bodies.  Is this a new plague?

Farrar Straus Giroux is publishing this book stateside this month.  Macmillan Books published it first in Great Britain in 2010.  Thank you for the opportunity to review this tale.  This is the first teen series endorsed by the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate Ltd.

This story will captivate its reader.  It's action packed, filled with danger, and has an intriguing story line.

It begins with Sherlock getting out of school for the summer.  His older brother comes to collect him instead of his father, and he finds he has to spend the summer with an aunt and uncle he hardly knows.  Sherlock is naturally upset.  He knows no one, there's nothing to do, and he doesn't fit in well.  

Not to worry, his natural curiosity leads him into an attempt to solve the mystery of the men's unnatural deaths.  And that leads him directly into big trouble.

The author writes well, keeps the action moving, and the reader finds themselves trying to figure out the mystery just as fervently as Sherlock is.

This book would appeal to reluctant readers.  It's full of action, mystery, and secrets and keeps your fingers turning the pages.

I highly recommend this book for young adults or adults.  It's a good read!  Get yourself a copy at your local bookstore.

Or enter my contest to win the ARC I read:  Leave a comment here on my blog, email me at info @ (take the spaces out) with your name and ADDRESS and tell me why you'd like to read it.  I'll pick a winner in about a week.

1 comment:

SusanB said...

This sounds like a great book! I have a teenage niece who I think would love this book - that is after I read it. Thanks for the review.