Shane Peacock

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Books By Shane Peacock

The Phantom Of Fire

Things aren’t going so well for fifteen-year-old Dylan Maples. He’s sick of his own reflection, his parental units are driving him nuts, and, worst of all, he’s trying to come to terms with the unexpected death of one of his best friends. Now, to top things off, he’s been roped into a family trip to […]

Demon

“Demon” concludes The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim trilogy. Edgar and his group of friends find themselves in a confrontation with the most frightening monster of all … but is this demon roaming the streets of London in murderous pursuit of Edgar and his friends, or does it reside in their minds?

Monster

“Monster” is the second book in the Edgar Brim series, in which Edgar and his friends encounter their next foe. When they find their mentor murdered, Edgar’s crew go into hiding for their safety. But they find themselves facing a terrifying being that they begin to believe once made an appearance in a famous Mary […]

The Artist And Me

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The Artist and Me is the fictional confession of a young bully. The boy adopts the attitude of adults around him, and bullies the local artist, Vincent Van Gogh. It’s not until the boy faces his victim alone that he realizes there is more than one way to see the world.

The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim

“The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim” is the first book of a dramatic Gothic horror trilogy. Set in the late Victorian era, the story exists among its haunted country manor houses, dim London streets and the desolate Scottish moors. The trilogy tells the story of Edgar Brim, who at age sixteen, is battling debilitating inner […]

Separated

2016

When Adam’s grandfather first suggests taking him on a quick trip to Sweden to celebrate his upcoming thirteenth birthday, visions of being in one of the coolest places on earth—and he’s not thinking of the temperature—dance in Adam’s mind. But on his way there he reads that Swedes have a darker past, and present, than […]

Becoming Holmes

Cover of The Boy Sherlock Holmes: Becoming Holmes. Sherlock looks back over his shoulder as he stands on a wall, with a graveyard in front of him

Sherlock Holmes, now nearly seventeen years old, is feeling despondent. Both his father and his mentor have passed, Irene Doyle has moved to America, and even his once-admirer Beatrice has found another suitor. But Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft, has information to rouse him. Malefactor, Sherlock’s nemesis, has a plot to infiltrate the British Government and gain […]

Double You

2014

GRANDSON: Adam (age 17) — the American grandson DESTINATION: Bermuda REASON FOR TRAVEL: A loaded Walther PPK pistol and evidence of treason prompt Adam’s quest to prove his grandfather’s innocence. Adam takes the famous gun and follows the clues to several exotic locations, where he encounters an unusual girl named Angel Dahl, and ends up […]

Last Message

2012

Adam has a good life in Buffalo: great parents, a cute girlfriend, adequate grades. He’s not the best at anything, but he’s not the worst either. He secretly lusts after Vanessa, the hottest girl in school, and when his dead grandfather’s will stipulates that he go on a mission to France, Adam figures he might […]

The Dragon Turn

Cover of The Boy Sherlock Holmes: The Dragon Turn. A fork-tongued green dragon with red eyes and black wings towers over a woman in a cage. Another woman screams from the audience with Sherlock standing next to her.

Sherlock Holmes and Irene Doyle are celebrating her sixteenth birthday at the Egyptian Hall. Alastair Hemsworth produces a dragon onstage, an illusion that makes him the talk of London. Hemsworth even overshadows his rival, The Wizard of Nottingham. After the show, Sherlock and Irene head backstage to meet Hemsworth. Instead, they find Inspector Lestrade and […]

The Secret Fiend

Cover of The Boy Sherlock Holmes: The Secret Fiend. Two young girls cower in terror as Spring Heeled Jack flies over them with metal claws and blue flames in his mouth

In 1868, Benjamin Disraeli becomes Prime Minister, and Sherlock Holmes gets a late-night knock on his door. It’s Beatrice, Sherlock’s poor but beautiful admirer. Beatrice is terrified because she and her friends were attacked by Spring-Heeled Jack, who kidnapped one of her friends. Initially, Sherlock is suspicious. He thinks Beatrice just wants his attention, and […]

Vanishing Girl

Cover of The Boy Sherlock Holmes: Vanishing Girl. Sherlock looks up a hill towards a large, evil looking mansion

Sherlock Holmes finds himself on the case yet again when a wealthy young girl goes missing in Hyde Park. Sherlock must race against time to save an innocent boy and solve the mystery of the vanishing girl. Can Sherlock’s powers of deduction help him solve the case in time? Or will his eagerness to repair […]

Death In The Air

Cover art of The Boy Sherlock Holmes: Death In The Air. Sherlock's back faces the viewer as he reaches up towards the plummeting trapeze artist

Following the harrowing events of the brutal East End murder, Sherlock Holmes decides to dedicate his life to solving crime. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have to wait long for another case to fall into his lap. While visiting his father at the spectacular Crystal Palace, Sherlock takes in a trapeze act. But when the star falls […]

Eye Of The Crow

The cover of The Boy Sherlock Holmes: Eye of the Crow. It shows a red-eyed crow looking from a roof down towards a foggy cobblestone street.

Thirteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes is a misfit. The child of an aristocratic mother and poor father, their unusual status makes Sherlock a target for bullies. So Sherlock uses his sharp wit and observational skills to amuse himself. This leads him to investigate a sensational murder for his own amusement. But when he finds himself accused of […]

Monster in the Mountains

Dylan Maples is on vacation in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of British Columbia. Spending his days swimming, hiking, and relaxing, this feels like a dream for Dylan. While visiting the resort town of Harrison Hot Springs, Dylan meets the family’s black sheep: his great uncle, and former high-wire walker, Walter Middy. Dylan and his rebellious […]

Unusual Heroes

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With Unusual Heroes, bestselling children’s author and storyteller Shane Peacock offers an informative and entertaining collection of short biographies of Canada’s most important and influential public figures. In an accessible, entertaining and humorous style, Peacock describes our leaders’ youthful foibles, their experiences as politicians, and the legacies they leave behind. The result is a series […]

Bone Beds Of The Badlands

Dylan Maples and his two best friends won first prize in the National Science Fair with their mechanical dinosaur. They think that having to travel with their science teacher and his wife is the worst thing that could happen on the trip. But when they get to their destination, the badlands of Alberta, they find […]

The Secret of the Silver Mines

Dylan Maples is on the move again when his parents bring him to Cobalt Ontario in the middle of a bitter winter. The town was once a rich mining area, but now has nothing but a storied past and the long-abandoned mines. A rich man from Toronto hires Dylan’s dad to help solve a ninety-year-old […]

The Mystery Of Ireland’s Eye

Dylan Maples is twelve years old and is about to go ocean kayaking with his parents for the first time. He’s spent a year convincing them that he’s ready for the dangerous challenge. But he’s been determined to go ever since hearing about the remote location of Ireland’s Eye, off the coast of Newfoundland. Ireland’s […]

The Great Farini: The High Wire Life Of William Hunt

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The Great Farini is the acclaimed biography of one of the most amazing men in history. William Hunt walked over Niagara Falls on a high wire in 1860, created the human cannonball act, was one of the earliest flying-trapeze performers, an African explorer, artist, inventor, showman, Svengali, freak-show promoter, mining engineer, and master of seven […]