Shane Peacock


Books By Shane Peacock

The Book Of Us


It’s the summer before grade twelve, and sixteen-year-old Noah Greene is in the relationship of a lifetime with his brilliant and book-smart girlfriend, Miranda Owens. But when Miranda overhears his private conversation with another girl, what he says destroys everything they’ve built, shattering Noah’s world. Determined to make amends, Noah sets out to truly understand the harm his words have caused and maybe become worthy enough for Miranda in time for prom. Along the way,…


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 complete control. Spurred on by his need for justice, Sherlock is determined to defeat Malefactor and his criminal crew once…


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 his son arresting the illusionist. The Wizard is missing, and pools of his blood, along with his spectacles, were discovered…


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 that Spring-Heeled Jack is a fictional character. But the number of attacks grows, and Sherlock is drawn deeper and deeper…


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 his fragile relationship with the lovely Irene Doyle impede his work?

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 to the floor, landing almost at Sherlock’s feet, the crowd becomes frenzied. So Sherlock is the only one of the…


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 a wealthy white mother and poor Jewish father, who are disowned by their families when they elope and marry, Sherlock, though intellectually gifted, grows up impoverished, a target for racist attacks and bullying, and yearns for respect, and justice for everyone regardless of race, color or creed. He uses his sharp wit and observational skills to survive, and in the summer of 1867, circumstances lead him…



“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” 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 Shelley novel.

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 fear (or what we now know as “anxiety”). But armed with the help of an eccentric collection of comrades, Edgar…


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 stay with family friends in New Brunswick. After just a few hours in Bathurst, Dylan worries this will turn out…


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 new friend Alice Carr learn about Uncle Walter’s dark past, then suspect he has seen a sasquatch, the monster of…


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 it’s also the hunting grounds for a bizarre, recently escaped killer. So when Dylan and his friends get separated from…


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 mystery. The rich man’s grandfather was robbed of a fortune of silver, and the only person who may have answers…


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 Eye was once the most easterly settlement in North America. Now, it’s just a ghost village. So what is it…


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.



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 he ever imagined. Then he finds himself alone and separated from his grandfather in busy Stockholm. He is followed by…


Double You


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 on the run from a deadly operative. Double You is the sequel to both Separated, part of The Seven Prequels and Last Message, part of Seven—The…


Last Message


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 just have a chance to impress Vanessa and change his life from good to great. When he gets to France,…


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 languages. Learn about his childhood in Ontario, his unusual feats and accomplishments, and all the things that made William Hunt…


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 of portraits that is much livelier than standard schoolbook fare. Peacock begins with the story of how Confederation came about,…