Young Sherlock Holmes Black Ice

by Andrew Lane

4.50 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

4.50 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer 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

Genre, Thrill Mystery Adventure

About The Author

Andrew Lane is an author, journalist and lifelong Sherlock Holmes fan. He lives in Hampshire with his wife and son. Before Moriarty and before Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew’s passion for the original novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his determination to create an authentic teenage Sherlock Holmes made him the perfect choice to work with the Conan Doyle Estate to reinvent the world’s most famous detective for this series. The first book in his new series, Lost Worlds, was published in 2013 and book two will follow in 2014.

Average Reader Rating

4.50 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

6 reviews for Young Sherlock Holmes Black Ice

  1. 5 out of 5

    “Excellent Reading”

  2. 5 out of 5

    In BLACK ICE, Mycroft Holmes invites 15 year old Sherlock and his tutor Amyus Crowe to lunch at the Diogenes Club in London. They arrive at the appointed time and a club footman ushers them in, and they find Mycroft alone in a locked room with a dead body. Mycroft is in a confused state and can’t recall what happened, but he is found holding the bloody murder weapon (a knife made of ice!) in his hand. The police immediately arrest Mycroft for murder, and Sherlock and Crowe must now unravel the mystery and face many unexpected dangers in both England and Russia as the story progresses. Mycroft also plays a large role in this story because international espionage is behind the attempt to frame him for the murder; he assumes the role of business manager for a small theater company traveling to Moscow to perform.It is good to read the books in order to fully understand the background, but this is not really necessary because each story does stand alone as is. Andrew Lane remains faithful to Doyle’s portrayal of Holmes, showing us how the training and experiences of young Sherlock contributed to forming the personality and skills of the adult we know so well.So far I’ve read and enjoyed the first 3 books and I look forward to reading subsequent titles in the series, which will hopefully also become available on Kindle. Andrew Lane writes well and his clever plots can keep readers of all ages interested in his stories, and I recommend his works to anyone who might be interested in stories featuring a teenage Sherlock Holmes.

  3. 5 out of 5

    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 Sherlock Holmes now.I finished this book because I wanted to find out who the real murderer was.I would recommend this book to Aloka becase this book is sort of like the Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy and I know that she likes that series.

  4. 4 out of 5

    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 touring with some musicians, but of course get drawn into further dangers and mysteries. Characters from the past reappear, and Sherlock learns a lot about interpreting events and appearances.Really liked Death Cloud as well as Rebel Fire, and am glad to see the British cover win out, since the ones with the Justin Bieber lookalikes were sort of laughable. These would be great summer reads for middle school students, interspersed with some actual Conan Doyle.

  5. 4 out of 5

    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 grateful to have discovered and wish more teens knew about. It combines all the best aspects of suspense, mystery, and action of adult fiction in the swashbuckling and adventuresome style and complex characters that Young Adult readers crave. Bravo, Mr. Lane! I can’t wait for the next book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    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 he solves problems, under pressure. Also, it is exciting that he finally cracks the assassination of the next victim.I started reading this book, after a classmate introduced the series, Young Sherlock Holmes, to me, when he was desperately looking for the 4th book in the school library. After my book was taken away (I had the book), I looked for a book in the same series, and that’s how I found Young Sherlock Holmes: Black Ice.I would recommend this book to my friends, because the middle and last chapters were filled with action. The first few chapters acted like an introduction and explanation on why they had to travel to Moscow. 

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