The year is 1868 and fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes faces his most baffling mystery yet. Mycroft, his older brother, has been found with a knife in his hand, locked in a room with a corpse. Only Sherlock believes that his brother is innocent. But can he prove it? In a chase that will take him to Moscow and back, Sherlock must discover who has framed Mycroft and why ...before Mycroft swings at the gallows. Young Sherlock Holmes is a series of novels in which the iconic detective is reimagined as a brilliant, troubled and engaging teenager -- creating unputdownable detective adventures that remain true to the spirit of the original books.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published on June 1, 2011 by MacMillan Children's Books
ISBN-10: 0330512005
ISBN-13: 9780330512008
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  • jasminl20
    jasminl20Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 8:45 pm
    This is a very fantastic novel! We can see how powerful the affection between brothers is. And we can see how brave a boy can be when his dear brother is in dangerous. The Holmes brothers are the main characters in this book. At the beginning of the story, the author arranged very compact plots, Mycroft (Sherlock's older brother) is framed! He has been found with a knife in his hand, and there is a dead man sits beside him. Sherlock believes that his brother is innocent, but how to prove? The author arranged many astonishing plots before Mycroft cleared the charges. Such as murders that occur to Sherlock but didn't success. I consider that the most stimulated plot is the journey to Moscow. In order to find the missing undercover of Mycroft, Sherlock and Mycroft went to Moscow to investigate the truth. And they use fake name to investigate the whole affair. They pretend that they are actors and become a member of a theatrical company. Every members of this troupe is actors and actress! I mean that they are really acting! This is not a real theatrical company, every people in this troupe are the people who framed Mycroft before. The whole book is full of conspiracies and murders. Overall, this is a wonderful novel!