Publication Date:February 1, 2011
It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers—his uncle and aunt—in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. So begins Sherlock’s true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.
Again, this was a free audiobook which I listened to on my Ipad,
I didn’t know if I would like it because in my mind I pictured the actor that played Sherlock Holmes in the old classic movies, which I love, Basil Rathbone, only young. That image didn’t work for me so I went with the one on the book cover.
It’s a great story of mystery, loneliness,new friendships,a mentor, a blush of romance, and of course Sherlock, with a bit of help, solves the crime.
Looking forward to following the series in the New Year.