Peacock, Shane. Vanishing Girl.
Tundra Books 2009 307p 19.95 978-0-88776-852-1 ms/jr This is the Boy Sherlock Holmes’ third case as he strives to be known as master detective of all time. In this case Sherlock hears about a young girl mysteriously disappearing from Hyde Park. He feels haste is of the utmost because he needs to impress Irene Doyle, stay ahead of that street urchin, and lastly to beat Scotland Yard. In this case Sherlock hears about a young girl mysteriously disappearing from Hyde Park. Sherlock feels haste is of the utmost because he needs to impress Irene Doyle with his capabilities, stay ahead of that street urchin, Malefactor, and his gang, and lastly to out solve Scotland Yard. Sherlock expands his sleuthing capabilities as he goes to both the countryside and the sea coast to follow some leads that eventually lead to an exotic country estate the villagers think is haunted. Sherlock braves the midnight hours and haunting creatures to explore the lair of the culprits. He must act fast and solve the mystery of the kidnapped girl before Scotland Yard gets credit. The author has once again written a faced paced novel that young readers will thoroughly enjoy to the fullest. Young Sherlock’s ability is getting more refined with each episode. Readers will see that he still works for the apothecary and wants to better himself by learning everything he can. Readers will find it all, romance, hostility, loneliness, determination, persistence, and an unfailing desire to be the best detective in the world. Mystery/Detective McNeil, Linda