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 to begin his own, amateur investigation into a sensational murder. But soon, things become very serious, the tale darkens, and his situation intensifies. He discovers that the Arab man accused of the crime is innocent and that he himself is a suspect. A murder conviction, in those days, meant hanging, even for children. With the help of a new friend named Irene Doyle, he employs his extraordinary skills to try to save himself from the gallows, and bring about justice for the murdered woman.