A dead man walking. A scarred face. A crime that shattered a country.

Sherlock knows that adults keep secrets. But he didn’t expect to find the world’s most famous assassin, apparently living in Surrey when he’s meant to be dead – and his own brother somehow involved. When no one will tell you the truth, sometimes you have to risk all to discover it for yourself. So begins an adventure that will lead Sherlock to America, to the centre of a deadly web – where life and death are cheap, and truth has a price no sane person would pay.

‘What a blast. Weird murders, creepy villains, fiendish puzzles, non-stop action – what more could you want from a book?’ Charlie Higson

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  1. I read Death Cloud and it is AWSOME!!!!!!!! I think Red Leach will be just as good, oh and one more thing. For the people who did read it, write a message, like I am. If you are going to write a
    post, PLEASE DO NOT PUT ANY SPOILERS!!!!!!!!! I did NOT read the book yet, though I am going to ask for it for Cristmas. Have fun reading the book, I think it is going to be AWSOME!!!!!!!!

    Comment by JOSHUA on November 11, 2010 at 4:54 am

  2. Just posted a review of Red Leech. It’s a cracker:


    (a few minor spoilers in the review)

    Comment by Sherlock Holmes Books on November 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm

  3. Dont worry I havent read it either but I have read the first one wich is BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I cant put down any spoilers.

    Comment by Matthew H on December 3, 2010 at 9:15 pm

  4. Joshua,
    I too have read Death Cloud – I love the way Andrew Lane includes the ways Sherlock became interested in beekeeping and, in Red Leech, how he learns to play the violin. I hope you got Red Leech for Christmas. I am already looking forward to Black Ice.

    Comment by James on January 4, 2011 at 12:32 pm

  5. im halfway through this bok and it good so far cant wait to read on

    Comment by andrew on March 14, 2011 at 8:17 pm

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