Book Review - Violet Holmes and the Agents of H.I.V.E., volume 1: Adventures of a Teenage Detective

Posted by Steve Emecz on

Sherlock Holmes Society of London

The subtitle identifies the target readership of this graphic novel. It’s set in the present day, though it begins with a flashback to the terrible event that led to Violet’s being adopted as his daughter by Sherlock Holmes. The story proper begins with Violet’s first day at school after years of home tutoring. It becomes evident that Sherlock had rather special reasons for choosing Bardle School, where break-ins have occurred, computer equipment has been stolen, some pupils and a teacher appear to be engaged in secret activities, and the headmaster has some sort of a grudge against Sherlock Holmes. Violet is a strong-minded, intelligent and likable character. Her story isn’t aimed at me, but I’m rather looking forward to the next instalment.

 

 

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