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The Dark Lady
by Irene Adler and Iacopo Bruno


Overview - While on summer vacation, little Irene Adler meets a young William Sherlock Holmes. The two share stories of pirates and have battles of wit while running wild on the sunny streets and rooftops. When Sherlock's friend, Lupin, joins in on the fun, they all become fast friends.  Read more...

 
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Overview
While on summer vacation, little Irene Adler meets a young William Sherlock Holmes. The two share stories of pirates and have battles of wit while running wild on the sunny streets and rooftops. When Sherlock's friend, Lupin, joins in on the fun, they all become fast friends. But the good times end abruptly when a dead body floats ashore on the nearby beach. The young detective trio will have to put all three of their heads together to solve this mystery.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781623700409
  • ISBN-10: 162370040X
  • Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
  • Publish Date: January 2014
  • Page Count: 239
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-13
  • Dimensions: 7.67 x 6.06 x 0.88 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.78 pounds

Series: Sherlock #1

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - Europe

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-12-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Originally published in Italy, this pseudonymously written mystery jumpstarts the Sherlock, Lupin and Me series. The swift-moving story brings together young incarnations of three fictional sleuths: Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler (who earned Holmes’s admiration in “A Scandal in Bohemia”), and Maurice Leblanc’s “gentleman thief” Arsène Lupin. Adler narrates with a sure voice, introducing herself as Holmes’s “first and only girlfriend.” Though there is the occasional romantic blush, it’s the credible friendship among all three protagonists that drives the action as the spirited threesome pieces together clues and evidence to solve a double mystery. Set in Saint-Malo in the summer of 1870, the plot piggybacks the death of a man of uncertain identity and the theft of a rich matron’s valuable necklace. Adler (a pen name for Italian writer Alessandro Gatti) deftly depicts the shadowy aspects of the seaside resort, moving the action from an abandoned beach mansion to dark alleys, an illegal gambling hangout, and moonlit rooftops. Cliffhanger chapter endings elevate the suspense, and Bruno’s elegant etching-like drawings with filigree borders enhance the novel’s Victorian flavor. Ages 9–13. (Feb.)

 
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