We've updated our website First Clues: Mysteries for Kids by adding a new, award-winning mystery series.
Shane Peacock recently won the 2007 Arthur Ellis Award for best juvenile mystery for Eye of the Crow, the first book in the Boy Sherlock Holmes series that features the famous consulting detective as a youth in 1860s London. The book also was awarded the Canadian Library Association's Honour Book award for both Children's Book of the Year and Young Adult Book of the Year.
The second book in this series, Death in the Air, was recently published by Tundra Books. In his review of Death in the Air, M. Wayne Cunningham said, "... this second book in Peacock’s The Boy Sherlock Holmes Series is as entertaining and stimulating for adults and afficianados as it is for teenagers and first-time readers seeking to learn what Holmes might have been like as a street-wise thirteen-year-old ...". (MBN note: Read the entire review at Mysterious Reviews.)
Shane Peacock, a Canadian author, is also the author of the Dylan Maples mysteries though these books are generally unavailable in the US.
The Boy Sherlock Holmes series are appropriate for sleuths in training aged 10 and older.
First Clue Mysteries is pleased to provide information on nearly 100 mystery series for children and young adults. Each series is conveniently listed under three different age categories (New Sleuth, ages 4 to 7; Future Sleuth, aged 7 to 10; and Sleuth in Training, ages 10 and older). If you have a favorite mystery series you'd like to see added to our site, please contact us.
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