Peacock, Shane (signed) ( Arthur Conan Doyle related)
Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes - His 1st Case ---with Death in the Air - His 2nd Case --- Signed Copies -by Shane Peacock ( Two Books / Volume 1 and 2 )
Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Tundra Books, 2007 and 2008, 1st Edition, First Printing
2007 0887768504 / 9780887768507
Near Fine (see description)
Near Fine (see description) Derek Mah Cover Art
------------2 volumes, hardcovers, both are Near Fine copies in a Near Fine dustjackets with just a wee bit of very light rubbing, cut-out window on front panel of jackets are not torn, CROW is signed by Peacock on an EYE of the CROW bookplate which has been affixed to the front blank endpaper, AIR has been signed on the title page by Peacock, verso of the dustjackets sports a lovely vintage map of London, ---about CROW ---"Sherlock Holmes, just thirteen, is a misfit. His highborn mother is the daughter of an aristocratic family, his father a poor Jew. Their marriage flouts tradition and makes them social pariahs in the London of the 1860s; and their son, Sherlock, bears the burden of their rebellion. Friendless, bullied at school, he belongs nowhere and has only his wits to help him make his way. ---But what wits they are! His keen powers of observation are already apparent, though he is still a boy. He loves to amuse himself by constructing histories from the smallest detail for everyone he meets. Partly for fun, he focuses his attention on a sensational murder to see if he can solve it. But his game turns deadly serious when he finds himself the accused - and in London, they hang boys of thirteen. ---Shane Peacock has created a boy who bears all the seeds of the character who has mesmerized millions: the relentless eye, the sense of justice, and the complex ego. The boy Sherlock Holmes is a fascinating character who is sure to become a fast favorite with young readers everywhere"---, ---about AIR: ---" 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."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.