Snake Bite (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 4 - 6n/a5.967646

Kidnapped and taken to China, teenage Sherlock finds himself plunged into the heart of a deadly mystery. How can three men be bitten by the same poisonous snake in different parts of Shanghai? Who wants them dead, and why? The answers seem to lie in a message hidden in a diagram that looks like a spider's web. But solving one puzzle only leads to an even more urgent question: What has all this got to do with a plot to blow up an American warship? To unravel the strands that entangle him, Sherlock must brave terrors greater than any he has faced before.

Sherlock Holmes: Think you know him? Think again.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on October 21, 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN-10: 0374370907
ISBN-13: 9780374370909
1 Book Review
  • camrey
    camreyabout 7 years
    This book is called Sherlock Holmes:Snake Bite and it is by Andrew Lane. This book is about Sherlock Holmes who has to battle a vicious storm and a band of violent pirates that are in only in for their own good. The antagonist The Paradol Chamber decides to kidnap him. Then put him on a cargo ship that is bound to Shanghai,China. Which gets attacked by a band of pirates and gets hit by a tropical storm. Then halfway through stop at an island to pick up cargo. Along with a suspicious Dutchman who has some interesting cargo.But the protagonist Sherlock Holmes manages to survive both of the vicious events. The turning point is when they get to China and drop off their cargo and turn back to England. I like this book because it has a lot of action and has a great story overall.