Death in the Air: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Second Case by Shane Peacock

Death in the Air: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Second Case

byShane Peacock

Hardcover | April 8, 2008

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$17.01 online 
Earn 85 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


After the harrowing experience of losing his mother while solving a brutal murder in London’s East End, young Sherlock Holmes commits himself to fighting crime … and is soon involved in another case. While visiting his father at the magnificent Crystal Palace, Sherlock stops to watch a remarkable and dangerous trapeze performance high above, framed by the stunning glass ceiling of the legendary building. Suddenly, the troupe’s star is dropping, screaming and flailing, toward the floor. He lands with a sickening thud just a few feet away, and rolls up almost onto the boy’s boots. Unconscious and bleeding profusely, his body is grotesquely twisted. In the mayhem that follows, Sherlock notices something that no one else sees — something is amiss with the trapeze bar! He knows that foul play is afoot. What he doesn’t know is that his discovery will put him on a frightening, twisted trail that leads to an entire gang of notorious criminals. Wrapped in the fascinating world of Victorian entertainment, its dangerous performances, and London’s dark underworld, Death in the Air raises The Boy Sherlock Holmes to a whole new level.

Be sure not to miss Eye of the Crow, The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case.

About The Author

Shane Peacock was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, one of four brothers. He attended school in the northern town of Kapuskasing, before studying history and English literature at university. A biographer, journalist, and screenwriter, he is also the author of six novels and three plays, and he has been nominated for numerous awards includ...
The Artist and Me
The Artist and Me

by Shane Peacock


In stock online

Available in stores

Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case
Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case

by Shane Peacock


Ships within 1-2 weeks

Available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Death in the Air: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Second CaseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 7.88 × 5.38 × 0.93 inPublished:April 8, 2008Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887768512

ISBN - 13:9780887768514

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Customer Reviews of Death in the Air: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Second Case


Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Death in the Air:“Peacock continues his literary derring-do in the second Sherlock Holmes novel, Death in the Air, as suspenseful and riveting as the first book….The crafty turns and twists of this mystery adventure only intensify from the sensational opening, so that you can’t turn the pages fast enough….Peacock’s writing, smart, lithe, and assured, is perfectly attuned to readers in its accessibility and appeal…” —The Ottawa CitizenPraise for Eye of the Crow“a thrilling, impeccably paced murder mystery.”— Quill and Quire, Starred Review