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Friday, October 25, 2013

Black Ice by Andrew Lane

Reviewed By: A.T.
Young Sherlock is back again, and this time he has to use his clever mind to help save his brother, Mycroft. An innocent meeting for lunch turns into a nightmare for Sherlock's older brother, and possibly a nightmare for the British Empire! While Sherlock hones his detective skills and learns much from his tutor Amyus Crowe, there is nothing like a real life escape to get his blood pumping! It's not long before Amyus and Sherlock clear Mycroft's good name (the twist is pretty clever!) and Sherlock and his brother are headed to Moscow to get to the bottom of who framed Mycroft and what happened to his informant in Russia. Along the way Sherlock gets himself into quite a few predicaments, and with no one there to help him out, he must rely on what he has learned so far and hope it's enough to save his life, his brothers, and maybe help prevent a war!
Why I Picked it Up: I am a HUGE fan of Sherlock Holmes in all his incarnations (TV, movie, book). This is the 3rd book in the series, and I can't wait to read the next!
Why I Finished It: Since I am horrible at figuring out "who dunnit" I always have to finish mysteries when I pick them up. I'm hoping the more I read them, the better I'll be at figuring out the end! But either way, I love being surprised.
I’d Give this Book To: Anyone who likes Sherlock Holmes, including the BBC show Sherlock, the CBS show Elementary, and all of the books ever written starring Sherlock Holmes. This would also be good for anyone who likes mysteries, as there are usually a few mysteries to unravel in each one of the Young Sherlock Holmes books written by Andrew Lane.

**Librarian Side Note** Series Alert! This is book 3, but we do own all 4 titles that have been released so far in the US. Book 1 - Death Cloud, Book 2 - Rebel Fire, Book 3 - Black Ice, Book 4 - Fire Storm. Check them out today!!

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