"Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes has at various times to examine."

Friday, November 11, 2016

Snake Bite (2012)

Andrew Lane's fifth Young Sherlock Holmes novel finds Sherlock kidnapped and taken to China aboard the Gloria Scott.

A BRUTAL KIDNAPPING

A SHADOWY PURSUER

AN IMPOSSIBLE MURDER

Kidnapped and taken to China, Sherlock is plunged into mystery. How can three men be killed by the same poisonous snake at the same time, but in different pasts of town? Who wants them dead, and why? The answers seem to lie in a message that is hidden in a web-like diagram. But deciphering it leads to a more dangerous conundrum: what has all this got to do with a plot to blow up an American warship?

Title: Young Sherlock Holmes: Snake Bite
Author: Andrew Lane
Year: 2012
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Purchase: Amazon.co.uk.

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