Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Featured Children's Book: Death in the Air by Shane Peacock

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Tundra Books, April 2008

Death in the Air is the sequel to Eye of the Crow, The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case, which the Quill & Quire praised as "a thrilling, impeccably paced murder mystery." The launch for Death in the Air is on April 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Nicholas Hoare Books. Visit our events page for details.

About Death in the 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.

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 including several National Magazine Awards and the Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction. When not writing, Shane Peacock enjoys playing hockey and making up characters that chase his three children around the house. Death in the Air is the second book in his popular The Boy Sherlock Holmes series. Eye of the Crow, also published by Tundra Books, was the first. Shane Peacock lives near Cobourg, Ontario.

From the catalogue. Read more about Death in the Air at the Tundra Books website.