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While on summer vacation, little Irene Adler meets a young William Sherlock Holmes. The two share stories of pirates and have battles of wit while running wild on the sunny streets and rooftops. When Sherlock’s friend, Lupin, joins in on the fun, they all become fast friends. But the good times end abruptly when a dead body floats ashore on the nearby beach. The young deteWhile on summer vacation, little Irene Adler meets a young William Sherlock Holmes. The two share stories of pirates and have battles of wit while running wild on the sunny streets and rooftops. When Sherlock’s friend, Lupin, joins in on the fun, they all become fast friends. But the good times end abruptly when a dead body floats ashore on the nearby beach. The young detective trio will have to put all three of their heads together to solve this mystery....

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The Dark Lady Reviews

  • Reet Champion
    2018-10-20 16:30

    Once upon a time Sherlock Holmes, Arsène Lupin and Irene Adler were children (you heard me right!). Once upon a time they were little hooligans turned accidental detectives.While vacationing in a sleepy little French town Irene Adler makes the acquaintance of Sherlock and Lupin and the three immediately strike up a friendship. One day they happen across a corpse of a stranger that is supposedly the product of a suicide. But it doesn't quite fit and very soon the trio have embarked on an investigation that will lead them through a gang of hoodlums and criminal underworld. In the course of their adventure they must discover the identity of the corpse and the reasons for his death as well as the identity of the shadowy figure, "the dark lady", who witnessed the three children discover the body.Ten or so years ago action-packed The Dark Lady would have left me drooling over the storyline and eagerly awaiting the second installment. Since then my reading habits have matured, but as this book is marketed towards younger readers I shall try to review with this in mind. When I seen this book I knew I had to read it. As a long-time Sherlock Holmes fan with plans to read the Arsène Lupin stories some day I thought this looked like a fun read. And with a few exceptions it is just that.The Dark Lady was brimming with adventure that will leave children craving for more. The mystery isn't too heavy so for children who want to get into Sherlock Holmes but might find the mystery aspect of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories too advanced this is just the thing to give them.Now for the aforementioned exceptions: What was rather annoying was the farcical dialogue compounded with an event or two that really didn't impact the story. Perhaps the events created a few thrillers but it wasn't really relevant to the story. I was not emotionally engaged with the characters which is something I always hope for in a story. Irene Adler is a selfish ninny intent on proving herself whether she is in the wrong or the right. Deception is complimented, encouraged even. Disrespect of parents (i.e. mother) is something Irene is very good at. When such elements are taken into account this isn't a very wholesome book to be handing over to children; not if honesty and respect are to be instilled. Entertainment-wise it would be a good book for children. Similar to The Boxcar Children but with characters people have loved for more than a century.On another note I found the formatting of the ebook to be first-rate. One of the best I've seen in my experience with various ebooks that I have borrowed and own.DISCLAIMER: In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” we would like to note that we received an electronic copy of “"The Dark Lady” from NetGalley.com provided by the publishers, Capstone Young Readers, in exchange for our honest review.reetchampionbookreviews.wordpress.com

  • Amy Rae
    2018-10-29 08:12

    I really wanted to like this book. The concept is awesome: Irene Adler, worldly opera singer of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia," becomes friends with Sherlock Holmes and Arsène Lupin. One of the great detectives, his most formidable rival, and one of literature's greatest thieves, solving mysteries as kids? Of course I'm all over that. Especially because I think Irene is great, and that she gets a bum deal in some Holmes adaptations (the execrable Sherlock comes to mind).Unfortunately, the book itself is pretty terrible, bad enough that I was dreading having to pick it up again before I finally gave up. Never a good sign. Worst thing first: Despite the fact that we're reading a book from Irene's point of view, about her summer, her mystery, she's still consistently defined in context of Holmes. The opening line of the book tells the reader that she's Sherlock Holmes' first girlfriend. We aren't introduced to Irene; we're introduced to Irene-who-dated-Holmes. Here's the thing: Irene is ostensibly our main character. The fact that Sherlock Holmes is the main character of Doyle's stories doesn't mean he has to be the most important person here. Irene isn't Watson, and I dislike the way her narrative reads like she's standing in for a chronicler Holmes hasn't yet met--especially because she can't just be his chronicler and friend. She has to be his girlfriend, and that has to be a characteristic so utterly defining to her life that we hear about it before anything else. Ugh.Maybe my opinion on how they've written Irene would be salvageable if there was any real life to the characters, but in general, they're flat and boring. How one goes about making Arsène Lupin boring, rather than so interesting that he inspired a classic manga series, I don't know, but nobody in this book has any real life to them. This might well be a flaw of translation, since the book was originally published in Italian, and some of the sentences flow oddly.I think there's great potential in the idea of giving Irene Adler narrative control. There's also great potential in running with Maurice Leblanc's Holmes+Lupin crossovers, and in introducing all three characters to young readers. This isn't the book to do it, though--or, at least, not well.NB: I received a free galley copy of The Dark Lady from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Chicco Padovan
    2018-11-01 13:15

    Un romanzo innocuo, ma tutto sommato gradevole e ben scritto. Come per Suitacase of stars, altro libro pubblicato in Italia da Piemme e tradotto in lingua inglese da Capstone Young Readers, si ha un po’ l’impressione di un progetto studiato a tavolino. Ma se non altro, in questo caso, c’è una storia autoconclusiva di senso compiuto. Certo, si potrebbe osare un po’ di più, ma questo è un problema abbastanza comune di tutta la letteratura per ragazzi. The dark lady, nel suo genere, è una buona proposta e non mancherà di piacere ai suoi piccoli lettori. Nota: chiaramente questo è un libro per ragazzi! L’Arsène Lupin e lo Sherlock Holmes qui presenti hanno poco a che vedere con i rispettivi originali. Chi cercasse rompicapi alla Conan Doyle o misteri in stile Maurice Leblanc farebbe meglio a scegliere altre letture.My rating 3.5/5

  • Haryati Abd. Halim
    2018-10-29 10:17

    buku 27/20171. tak pasti kenapa beli buku ni, mungkin terkenangkan zaman kanak-kanak dolo2..2. buku- buku penyiasatan adalah antara buku cerita terawal yg saya baca selepas kisah2 pendek seperti siri tidurlah intan. 3. kisah buku ni, kena baca...

  • Barb Middleton
    2018-11-12 10:26

    Sherlock fan here. I like the films. I like the TV shows. I like the literature. The eccentric Sherlock with his brilliant deductive skills are my cup of green tea. This book references the classic but puts a twist on the narrative using Irene Adler's voice to frame the story rather than Dr. Watson's. Irene was Sherlock's only love interest in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia"; hence, when Irene claims to be Sherlock's only girlfriend she is referring to when they were adults in the original classic. This story isn't a romance, although the boys are intrigued by the unconventional Irene. The focus is on the developing friendship of Irene, Sherlock, and Lupin; three teenagers solving a murder mystery. The first person point of view makes it easy to understand and the Victorian illustrations and backdrop add flavor to the setting. Suspense abounds in this fast read.American Irene Adler is on vacation in Saint-Malo, France when she meets Sherlock Holmes. She is stifled by the Victorian rules regarding female behavior and it makes her rebellious. This might get lost on the reader as the author doesn't go into depth but only mentions it in the first chapter that frames the story. Irene just thinks about how the butler is telling her to be like a lady and later we see that she does not get along with her mother. Irene consistently bucks conventions saddled on women as the boys don't expect her to do anything dangerous or throw any punches. She surprises them in many different situations and exposes her untraditional ways.Sherlock and Irene immediately have a battle of wits before she convinces him to help her escape from the Butler that is looking for her. A juggernaut of adventures ensue that made me read the whole book in two hours. Their escape takes them to a boat owned by Sherlock's friend, Arsene Lupin, and the three flee to an empty mansion. All three use the place for a break from the pressures at home and to be independent. On the way back they find a dead man on the beach with a note in his pocket and follow the clue. The two boys try to protect Irene but soon find out that she is perfectly capable of protecting herself. Or her butler is. They invite her over for boxing lessons showing how they view her as an equal. This is quite progressive for Victorian times and the spunky Irene enjoys the freedom. The twists and turns of the mystery had me baffled and the resolution was satisfying.Irene's parents do not get along particularly well and we discover that Irene adores her father and resents the substitute butler at times even though he genuinely cares for her. After he gets her out of some scrapes and she calls him by his first name, she shows a slow maturation as her respect for him grows and she realizes that he does care for her. She does not understand her mother's lack of intellectual curiosity and later we learn that she is an orphan. She's punished for her impulsive behavior, but it has no effect on her because she doesn't value her mother's opinion and her curiosity for the world overrides her fear of authority. She's not going to be a Victorian woman that is happy in the domestic sphere. She's a feisty intellectual that is rebellious and has power struggles with her mother and butler. While the butler makes some inroads with connecting with her, the mother does not. The father making faces in boring social arrangements setup by the wife shows a certain disrespect to his wife and encourages Irene in her rebellious actions. He models some of the behavior seen in Irene. This dynamic makes for an authentic family and great discussions.If you like middle grade murder mysteries try, "Three Times Lucky" and "The Dead Man in Indian Creek." If you want twists on the Sherlock Holmes classics try: "The Case of the Missing Marquess" (Enola Holmes Mysteries #1) by Nancy Springer or "The 100-Year-Old Secret" (The Sherlock Files #1) by Tracy Barrett.

  • Sinta Nisfuanna
    2018-11-02 13:09

    Link: http://sahabatsicilik.blogspot.co.id/... “Siapa bisa membayangkan kisah yang lebih menakjubkan daripada kisah itu? Seorang korban ditemukan tewas di pantai, yang semasa hidupnya memiliki dua nama dan dua kamar di hotel berbeda, di kota yang sama! Kemudian, seorang lelaki lain, yang tak kalah misteriusnya, terlihat olehku saja, tapi aku yakin dia sudah melihat kami semua.” (Irene – h.98)Sherlock Holmes dan Arsene Lupin, nama yang pasti familiar bagi penggila buku misteri, yang satu detektif, satu lagi, pencuri dan keduanya termasuk karakter tokoh fenomenal. Tapi, itu berlaku saat mereka telah menjadi dewasa. Nah, buku ini menyuguhkan mereka dalam bentuk anak-anak, masih jauh sebelum nama mereka menjadi terkenal. Kisahnya sendiri, diceritakan dari sudut pandang Irene Adler, seorang yang kelak akan menjadi wanita yang dicintai Sherlock Holmes.Kasus pertama mereka adalah kejutan berupa penemuan mayat terdampar di pantai. Dalam kantong si mayat, mereka menemukan batu-batuan yang digunakan untuk menenggelamkan mayat dan sepucuk surat berisi, “Laut akan menghapus kesalahanku.” Semakin mengejutkan saat Irene ketakutan melihat sesosok berjubah yang mengawasi mereka dari hutan. Lain halnya dengan Sherlock dan Lupin yang lebih menampakan rasa penasaran dengan si mayat. “Aku tak paham bagaimana mungkin mereka bisa begitu tenangnya. Jantungku sendiri berdetak bertalu-talu, dan tangan serta kakiku terasa beku. Tetapi dua bocah ini malah tampak seperti … dokter di ruang operasi.” (Irene – h.66)Sherlock dan Lupin merasa tertantang untuk menyelidiki kematian si mayat. Di sela-sela kehebohan desa dengan penemuan mayat, ketiga bocah ini pun beraksi dengan tenang supaya tidak memancing kecurigaan. Penemuan dua identitas, ditambah kegemparan akibat hilangnya kalung berlian milik Nyonya Martigny, menjadikan kasus semakin membingungkan. Sangkaan adanya keterkaitan antara dua peristiwa, yang terjadi dalam rentang waktu berdekatan, ini pun muncul.Sampai suatu ketika, aktivitas penyelidikan Sherlock, Lupin dan Irene mengganggu sebuah kelompok rahasia. Penyerangan pun terjadi dan menyebabkan Sherlock dan Lupin harus mengalami luka-luka lebam, untunglah mereka memiliki keahlian berkelahi. Berkat kejadian itu, akhirnya celah terbuka, melalui salah satu pelaku pemukulan di jalanan yang dikenal Lupin. “Aku tidak tahu seberapa jauh keterlibatan Spirou dan kawanannya itu dalam kasus ini, tapi sepertinya mereka tahu lebih banyak dari kita.” (h.170) Mereka pun mulai membuntuti Spirou hingga ke sebuah gedung tua dimana sebuah kelompok rahasia mengadakan pertemuan.Penyelidikan mereka mulai menemukan titik terang dan menjadi lebih mendebarkan karena adanya aksi kejar-mengejar di atap rumah. Bahkan berlanjut dengan mulai terungkapnya misteri di balik identitas si mayat. Alur penyelidikan berjalan lambat karena seringnya adanya selingan tentang keadaan keluarga masing-masing tokoh, Sherlock, Lupin dan Irene. Namun, jalan-jalan mereka di pantai, mendayung di lautan sampai ke Rumah Ashcroft tetap mengasyikkan. Tak ketinggalan, kejutan tetap hadir sampai lembaran terakhir buku. “Kasus-kasus dipecahkan melalui banyak detail, dan detail-detail itu sebenarnya sederhana saja: hasil-hasil sepele dari penyelidikan salam sebuah perkara.” (h. 77)

  • Valerie
    2018-10-20 16:06

    A young girl, Irene Adler, is on summer vacation in Saint-Malo in 1870. With not much to do and a lot of adventure in her spirit, she comes across William Sherlock Holmes, who introduces her to his friend Arsene Lupin. The three quickly get caught up in a murder case when they find a dead body on the shore. The police aren't having much luck in figuring out who the dead man is, let alone what happened to him. Thankfully the three young friends are also quite great detectives. Will they be able to solve the case?This is a fun new series for middle readers. The publisher recommends ages 9-13, and I agree. It will appeal to the older kids who know who Sherlock is, but the story itself stands alone as a good mystery. Even if the reader figures out part of what is going on, I am sure the ending will still be a surprise. I love mysteries. I am not the best at solving them, so the fact that I didn't figure it out doesn't mean that no one will, but I still think it was a good surprise ending.The author, Irene Adler, is actually Sherlock's love interest. I do not know the whole back story behind this, but it has definitely made me want to look into it. The history, the mystery, and the characters will draw the young readers in. I am definitely looking forward to more from this series.

  • Catherine Girard-Veilleux
    2018-10-27 10:09

    Mi piacciono molto i personaggi. Sono giovani, cari e molto divertenti. Invece, Sherlock Holmes è un po' troppo tonto nonostante la sua età e Irene Adler, il personaggio principale, non ha abbastanza carattere. Ella ha troppo paura per una ragazza che diventerà una grande criminale. Arsène Lupin è il mio favorito; è il più intelligente e comico degli adolescenti. La scrittura è bella e perfetta per l'età degli lettori. Spero che un bel giorno capiremo i commenti dI Irene relativamente al suo passato e la sua ex amicizia col Sherlock e Lupin… Sono per lo meno intriganti. La storia è rapida e non ha momenti lenti. L'intreccio è interessante. Inoltre, il libro è cosparso di umorismo e i capitoli sono corti e davvero ben scritti.(La mia rencensione si può trovare sul sito Il Club del Libro col nome utente ''Cattya''.)

  • Elena
    2018-11-13 10:15

    Me hubiera gustado saber cómo se conocieron Lupin y Sherlock. El libro está narrado en primera persona desde el punto de vista de Irene, así que tiene sentido que lo que veamos sea cómo ella conoce a ambos, pero podrían haber añadido alguna explicación de cómo se conocieron los dos chicos.El misterio me gustó, aunque queda por resolver cómo llegó una carta de una baraja al libro del muerto. Puede que la falta de explicaciones sea intencionada, pero es casi como si faltara algo, ya que es esta carta en cuestión lo que le da la pista final a Sherlock.Reseña más extensa próximamente.

  • Nikki_Hill
    2018-10-19 10:21

    Определенно фаворит моего июня, хотя он еще и не закончился :) Удивительно легкая, забавная, детективная история не без юмора :)

  • Kate
    2018-11-14 16:12

    I'm new to the world of YA reading (as an adult, that is), so I may not be the best person to review this book. Based on the library where I found it, I'm guessing the target age is around grade 4.The book begins with the narrator introducing herself as Shelock's girlfriend. Really? REALLY? I'm all for a fun, young female take on Sherlock, but does she have to be his girlfriend? How about just a friend, his long-lost cousin, another sister, a local girl, etc.? The girlfriend thing really sat poorly with me. We learn that at the time the story takes place, the narrator is twelve and Sherlock is "a few years older" (I'm guessing about 14, based on the age difference between Sherlock and Mycroft). Now, to be fair, there's only a slight whiff of romantic action in the story itself (blushing, hands brushing, long looks, etc.) - it's all very tame and appropriate. I guess we are to surmise that the girlfriend bit comes later. Rather, I dislike the framing device as it sets up the text with this idea that access to the story happens because of romance. Meh.The story itself is decent - a good mystery, not too scary, but just suspenseful enough for young readers. The pacing seemed a bit off - I always feel this way with mysteries - there's so much story development and then such a quick unspooling of events.The characters were likeable and sympathetic on the whole. I do think the narrator is a compelling character, chafing against her family's rules, at loose end over the summer, discovering her own backstory. Sherlock is well-written as a younger version of the acerbic Sherlock we know from other sources. Lupin is the least well-developed character. While he brings local knowledge, disguises, and acrobatics to the story, his real role seems to serve both as chaperone and foil for the intimated nascent relationship between Sherlock and the narrator.Would I let my kid read this? Probably. I dislike the farming device, but in terms of how women are portrayed in the larger world, it's hardly the worst. It's a decent take on bigger read, perhaps building interest for those books later.

  • Izabella (pagesfullofstars)
    2018-10-26 15:32

    This was a lot of fun! In the last few years I really grew to like historical mysteries written for middle grade readers, so I was excited to pick up this one, not to mention I already know that Pierdomenico Baccalario writes fun books :)I liked the idea of Irene Adler, Sherlock and Arsene Lupin meeting as kids and it was interesting to see their interactions. The mystery plotline wasn't very complex, but it was engaging enough for a middle grade story and made me want to pick up next book in the series.For more bookish content, check out my Tumblr and Instagram :)

  • Melainebooks
    2018-11-03 13:06

    L'intérêt de ce roman réside principalement dans le fait que deux des trois personnages principaux soient Sherlock et Lupin. L'enquête est intéressante mais sans plus de mon point de vue.

  • María
    2018-11-10 12:13

    3'5/5Un libro de aventuras y misterio con una historia divertida, sencilla y con mucho encanto.

  • Tanabrus
    2018-11-04 09:29

    Questo libro è il primo di una serie per ragazzi, a cavallo tra l'avventura e il giallo.Una serie che ha il grande pregio (oltre a ricordarmi i libri dei club di piccoli detective che leggevo da piccolo, razziando le librerie degli zii) di chiamare in causa tre figure ormai leggendarie, potremmo dire.La protagonista, voce narrante e presunta scrittrice (anche se il progetto è di Beccalario e questo libro di Gatti), è una dodicenne Irene Adler, giunta sulla costa francese con la madre per stare in villeggiatura durante le vacanze.Saremo quindi, come collocazione temporale, a cavallo tra l'800 e il '900.Qui, a Saint-Malo, l'intraprendente (e insofferente della prigionia in casa) Irene conosce Sherlock Holmes, un ragazzo magrolino e assorto nella lettura di un libro, arguto e irriverente. E' lui a introdurla al suo amico, Lupin.Anche Sherlock è lì in villeggiatura, proveniente dall'Inghilterra, mentre Lupin è del posto, figlio di un abilissimo acrobata ed esperto di arti marziali.Questo libro mostra la nascita dell'amicizia tra i tre intelligentissimi ragazzi (due dei quali erano già grandi amici), lascia intuire dei problemi di Sherlock verso il fratello maggiore Mycroft, ed è cosparso di riferimenti al futuro (a narrare le vicende è un'Irene Adler molto più vecchia), quando Sherlock Holmes sarà il più grande detective di tutti i tempi e Lupin il più grande ladro.Ci vengono fornite anche informazioni superflue su futuri sviluppi, come la scoperta (che avverrà in seguito) della reale occupazione del padre di Lupin (ladro pure lui) o del fatto che il ragazzo, che prima ignorava tutto ciò, imparerà proprio dal padre il mestiere. O del segreto di Irene Adler, al tempo da lei stessa ignorato e che provocava continue tensioni tra i genitori.Comunque malgrado questi accenni continui al futuro il libro è scorrevole e piacevole da leggere, la storia prende il via dal ritrovamento (da parte dei ragazzi) di un cadavere sulla spiaggia, portato dalle onde. E si complica quando sparisce una preziosissima collana di damanti dalla casa della dama nera, un'altera e nobile signora in villeggiatura.I ragazzi ovviamente si ritroveranno alle prese con problemi ben più grandi di loro, olte che ai tipici problemi in cui possono incorrere due ragazzi e una ragazza, tra i dodici e i quindici anni, che si ritrovino a passare tutte le giornate insieme, altrimenti un libro di questo tipo non avrebbe avuto senso.L'unico difetto nella storia è che il biglietto ritrovato sul corpo del suicida, che non convince Sherlock, non ha motivo di renderlo sospettoso, al punto da fargli considerare l'ipotesi di un omicidio prima di quella del suicidio. A parte questo, tutto bene.Lo avevo adocchiato in libreria molto tempo fa, irretito dal titolo della saga, dal nome dell'autrice, e successivamente dalla sinossi e anche dalle copertine interne (che fanno molto Alan Moore). Alla fine l'ho comprato sperando non mi deludesse e mi concedesse una lettura leggera e piacevole, un regalo al bambino che nei pomeriggi dalla nonna leggeva di giovani ragazzi che malgrado gli adulti risolvevano casi impossibili. Posso dirmi soddisfatto nelle mie aspettative, e so che continuerò a divertirmi leggendo questa serie.

  • Chris
    2018-11-13 11:25

    Reviewed from a digital ARC provided by Netgalley.I wish that I could give this 3.5 stars. I liked it quite a bit. It was definitely better than 3 stars.When Irene Adler, a young Parisian girl, travels with her family to the little seaside vacation spot of Saint-Malo, she has no idea what adventures await her. Upon arriving in town and meeting a young Sherlock Holmes and his friend Lupin, Irene and the boys become fast friends, spending their days together at Ashcroft Manor. While walking along the beach one day, they stumble upon a dead body, and their friendship takes a turn toward the adventurous, as together they become detectives, determined to solve the mystery of this dead man. Told in easy to understand language that is full of fun and light dialogue, the reader is drawn into the story. As each successive bit of the mystery is uncovered, young readers will be able to begin to piece it all together, which will provide for a satisfying read. The relationship between the characters is revealed little by little in the book, and hints are provided as to more important character development that may be to come in subsequent books. Recommended for tween readers that like period adventure and mystery pieces.

  • Annice22
    2018-11-03 13:31

    Borrowed from NetGalley for an honest review.This wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. The story focused on a young Irene Adler who was taking a vacation during the summer and met both Sherlock Holmes and Arsene Lupin. The three quickly became friends and stumbled upon a mystery that they attempted to solve.The story suffered from a lot of info dump instead of the three characters trying to find clues to solve the mystery. They just lucked upon tons of information.The Irene Adler in this story was also extremely annoying. Instead of being smart, witty and interesting she was nothing more than a whiny little brat who offered nothing to the story. There were times when the story was exciting but it couldn't help a poorly plotted story. There was also too much attention focused on what will happen in the future to these characters instead of the reader getting to know the characters as the story progressed. I just wish this was better than it was.

  • Zoe
    2018-11-01 12:14

    This had plenty of action, and was refreshingly narrated by a young Irene Adler in the past tense, but the mystery never really gave us a great deal of A) mystery and B) character development, which, if you are reading anything Sherlock related, is probably what you are looking for. Cute, but if you have to pick one children's series in the Holmes world, go for Nancy Springer.

  • Sara
    2018-11-06 16:33

    Inicialmente este livro é secante mas quando a história sobre o suposto náufrago e o colar desaparecido se começa a desenrolar deixa de o ser.Recomendo este livro para uma leitura de uma tarde de chuva.

  • Roxane - Serendipity3804
    2018-10-16 11:28

    More 3.5/5

  • Lorien Rhys ~ Live for tomorrow
    2018-11-12 10:14

    I really hope the next one is better. :-)

  • emnav1
    2018-10-22 11:16

    Pues me pareció una lectura ligera pero bastante divertida.Me sorprendió mucho el final pero sentí que fue muy forzado e improvisado por la autora.Algunas partes eran confusas, otras aburridas y monótonas.Amé el personaje de Sherlock, me parece super interesante. Es misterioso, simpático e inteligente. Sinceramente, me esperaba algo peor de este libro, me sorprendió pero para bien. La única razón por la que no le di cinco estrellas es por varias razones:>el final forzado, sorprendente pero forzado y rebuscado>escenas que no aportaban nada>cosas confusasLa ambientación me gustaba, era 1870 y es interesante saber como Sherlock, Arsène e Irene vivían.El ritmo estaba perfecto, te dejaba asimilar las cosas que iban pasando pero no se quedaba parado en un punto en ningun momento.Leí este libro en diez dias. Me demore mucho, y eso que tiene unas 260 páginas. Pero si contamos solo los dias que lei, serian seis dias mas o menos.

  • thereadingowlvina (Elvina Ulrich)
    2018-10-25 15:15

    I'm a huge Sherlock fan and always enjoy reading Sherlock adventures from different authors. When I saw this Sherlock adventure written from Irene Adler's POV, I just had to read it! And I'm glad I did because surprisingly, this was a pretty good fun read. The story begins with how the young Irene met the young Sherlock and Lupin during a summer vacation. They became inseparable. One day they saw a body washed ashore and they came together to solve their first murder mystery. The plot was pretty good; likeable characters (especially the butler, Horatio Nelson) though I wish that the characters were more developed. This series has 13 books and I enjoyed this first book so far. I'm looking forward to read the next one!

  • ❇Critterbee
    2018-10-28 15:34

    I enjoy Sherlock Holmes, and have read all of Arthur Conan Doyle's Holmes stories, watched several versions of Holmes on film and TV (and am equally judgy about them, too!) have read stories by people trying to emulate Doyle's style, and even read books about alternate Sherlock types. In the grand stew of Sherlock, this was not very satisfying to me. This is written to be a middle reader, but is lacking in the fun department. It is too staid for a children's book, but too juvenile for an adult read. It was not offensively bad, just meh. I could not finish the book, and am not interested in the rest of the series. I am very picky about my Holmes. Not recommended.

  • Nara
    2018-10-20 09:18

    If you want Sherlock, Lupin and Irene Adler as best friends, this is the right book. Yes, Sherlock and Lupin, best friends. Its like the famous five but with these iconic characters. I read this in Indonesian copy and a while ago, might going to reread it. Also wow there's lots of books in this series.

  • Cate
    2018-10-27 11:30

    In this book, Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler, and Arsene Lupin solve their first mystery together, which involves a hooded figure, gamblers in a cave, and a mysterious corpse on the beach! I really enjoyed this book mostly because of its new perspective. We're looking at Irene's point of view in this series. I can't wait to read the next one!

  • Pontiki
    2018-11-04 14:23

    Cute story, but without the brilliant deductive qualities of Sherlock. Even in a kid's book, there wasn't enough that stood out about the detective. Same for Irene Adler, she only figured things out because the postmaster gave her a clue. Lupin was actually the most interesting, having disguises and fighting abilities. Not very good, but OK.

  • Barbara
    2018-11-07 15:28

    Bel libro per ragazzi, ben congeniato, positiva la figura di Irene, parte narrante, una ragazzina attiva, energica.Mi chiedo però se era necessario scomodare personaggi tanto illustri quali Holms, Lupin e la Adler, credo il romanzo sarebbe stato gradevole anche senza di loro.

  • El_blog_de_libros
    2018-11-06 15:24

    La reseña de este libro la tenéis en la bio(mi blog)❤️

  • Amandasaved
    2018-10-16 10:12

    A truly unique take on a young Sherlock Holmes. I would have loved to read in in the original Italian.